Press Release
December 22, 2023

Goodwin advised Ardian Private Credit on financing of acquisition of GBTEC Software AG by Carlyle

Goodwin has advised Ardian Private Credit on the financing for the acquisition of a majority stake in GBTEC Software AG and its subsidiaries (“GBTEC”) by Carlyle. GBTEC is recognized as a leading provider in the fields of business process management (BPM) and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software.

Ardian Private Credit provides non-bank financing solutions to European mid-cap companies. The company provides a broad range of flexible financing solutions across the capital structure and works closely with private equity sponsors and business owners to understand the specific needs and growth plans of the companies involved. Ardian advises and manages over US$156 billion globally.

Carlyle is a global investment firm listed on NASDAQ with $382 billion in assets under management. The company employs more than 2,200 professionals in 28 offices on 4 continents.

The Goodwin team was led by partner Winfried M. Carli and counsel Andreas Breu and included transaction lawyer Rina Omura (all Private Equity/Finance, Munich), Partner Oded Schein and associate Philipp Lauer (both Tax, Munich).