BRANDL TALOS advises on sale of ready2order to Zucchetti Group

Press release • Venture Capital & Start Ups from Roman Rericha, Markus Arzt

BRANDL TALOS advised as sell-side lead counsel on the sale of ready2order GmbH, the Austrian market leader in cloud-based point-of-sale systems, to the Italian IT market leader Zucchetti.

Since 2015, ready2order has specialized in the development of modular point-of-sale and payment applications for small businesses and counts over 10,000 companies in Germany and Austria as their clients. Over the years, the Viennese fintech has already caught the attention of investors with its innovative solutions and, inter alia, secured venture capital from Speedinvest, Reimann Investors and Franz Hörhager. The company now employs almost 100 people at its headquarters in Vienna and across Europe.

With over 8,000 employees, an international sales and distribution network of more than 2,000 partners and over 700,000 customers, the Zucchetti Group is one of the most important Italian IT companies in Europe. By the 100 percent acquisition of ready2order, Zucchetti Group extends its portfolio by an innovative, cloud-based point-of-sale and payment system tailored for entrepreneurs in the SME sector.

ready2order will remain an independent company with the two co-founders, Markus Bernhart and Christopher Fuchs, continuing to lead the business and sustainably expanding the company location in Austria.

The BRANDL TALOS team, headed by Roman Rericha (partner) and Markus Arzt (attorney at law), led the transaction as lead counsel on the sell-side. Schönherr (Thomas Kulnigg, partner) and Schindler Attorneys (Florian Cvak, partner) acted as advisor to other members of the sellers’ consortium.

Zucchetti Group was advised by Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner under the lead of Paul Luiki (partner).

» After having continuously supported the founders from the very beginning of their venture, we are delighted that we were entrusted with the lead of this exciting transaction on the sell-side and are confident that this partnership will further enlarge ready2order's footprint in the cloud-based POS systems market. «
Roman Rericha
The team
Roman Rericha
Partner / Fund Formation, Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
Roman represents clients in complex cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. Austrian and international venture capital funds regularly turn to him for assisting with investments in Austria. His expert advice also guides start-ups through large-scale financing rounds.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 2005),
Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, (Mag. rer.soc.oec. 2007)
Markus Arzt
Attorney at Law / Fund Formation, Capital Markets, Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
In recent years, Markus has spearheaded various large international transactions and is a respected venture capital and private equity expert.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 2012)
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