Wendelstein advises owners of the JR OP-TIMIERT group of companies on company succession and sale

Frankfurt am Main, Press release

Frankfurt am Main, February 2024 - The owners of the JR OP-TIMIERT group of companies, Josephine Ruppert and Bernhard Stiegelmayr, have sold their shares to the German family office Qbabo in Bremen as part of a company succession.

"The long and careful search for a suitable successor was anything but easy," emphasizes Josephine Ruppert. "Right from the start, our focus was on the stable, successful customer and business partner relationships we have enjoyed for decades, as well as our employees, who make a key contribution to the company's success. With Qbabo on board, we are certain of a trustworthy new owner who will not only bring financial strength and tailwind for the next phase of innovation and growth, but also understands our holistic consulting and service approach and wants to further develop it on the basis of the existing vision and cultural values."

Founded in 1998, the Augsburg-based JR OP-TIMIERT Group is a leading provider of holistic clinical operating and care concepts with the aim of keeping the heart of every hospital - the operating theater - efficient and economical without overburdening employees. Forward-looking, patient-centric solutions in the 6R-OP-Sets®, Consulting, Personnel Services and Academy business units provide reliable and safe relief for strained teams and processes and support hospitals on their way to organizational resilience.

Qbabo is a German family office that manages the assets of a family of entrepreneurs from northern Germany. Medium-sized company investments - often as part of a succession - represent a key pillar of the investment strategy, backed by sufficient experience and capital. The investment philosophy comprises six focus approaches: Long-termism, proven business models with a history of stable earnings, entrepreneurship, further development, sustainability and reinvestment of proceeds.

Wendelstein advised the owners in connection with the sale of the shares in the JR OP-TIMIERT group of companies. The team included partners Dr. Daniel-Müller Etienne (M&A, Corporate and Tax), Dr. Lars Freytag (M&A and Corporate), Dr. Matthias Budde (M&A, Corporate and Financing) as well as associates Louisa Pakosch and Victoria Ehrensperger (both M&A and Corporate) and Dr. Katharina Menger (Tax).

Wendelstein worked on the seller side with the law firms avocado (Philipp Ess for IP/IT law), Backup.legal (Dr. Jens Jensen for employment law issues) and EHK (Gerhard Epple, Dr. Axel Wepler, Thorsten Seyffarth for tax law and accounting).

See also the announcement on the company's website regarding the transaction: JR OP-TIMIERT® leitet Nachfolge ein und investiert in Zukunftssicherung (jr-optimiert.de).

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