The London, Munich and Frankfurt Private Equity teams are advising TA Associates on its agreement to make a strategic growth investment in SER, a leading global Intelligent Content Automation software vendor in the Enterprise Content Management market. As the new lead investor TA will join Carlyle who has been an investor in SER since 2018. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

TA is a leading global private equity firm focused on scaling growth in profitable companies. Since 1968, TA has invested in more than 560 companies across its five target industries – technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer and business services. Leveraging its deep industry expertise and strategic resources, TA collaborates with management teams worldwide to help high-quality companies deliver lasting value. The firm has raised $65 billion in capital to date and has over 150 investment professionals across offices in Boston, Menlo Park, Austin, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong.

SER Group is defining Intelligent Content Automation (ICA), the next generation of Enterprise Content Management which leverages AI to provide intelligent content understanding and process automation. Headquartered in Bonn, Germany, SER has a well-established market leadership position in DACH and a fast-growing international business with blue-chip customers around the world.

The Goodwin team was led by Carl Bradshaw and Hugh O’Sullivan, and included Jan Schinköth, Sebastian Walczak, Markus Käpplinger, Robert Jochim, Saya Sharma, Stefania Athanassopoulou, Bastian Schmack, Jakob Lutzenberger, Tobias Schulz, Loreen Kiehl, Stefan Riegger, Marcus Walford, William RobertNatalie Ong, Folko Moroni, Andreas Breu, and Martina Kobal (Finance); Oded Schein, Philipp Lauer, Steven Clemens, Dulcie Daly and Nathan Langford (Tax); Eram Khan, Sarah Jordan, Fredrik Hellstrom, Sophie Entwisle and Clodagh Kelsh (Antitrust); Gretchen Scott and Annabel Loose (DP & IPTS); Mark Beardsworth, Justin Pierce and Charlotte Glaser (Regulatory Compliance); Marc Bohne, Nadine Gommel, Hanna Kaufhold and Anton Amann (Real Estate).

For additional details on the acquisition, please read the press release.