08.01.2015 - Press release

Beta Systems purchases HORIZONT Software GmbH

Berlin, 8. January 2015 – Beta Systems Software AG signed a purchase agreement with the shareholders of Munich-based HORIZONT Software GmbH in late December. HORIZONT has been developing and marketing software for the operation of large data centers for 20 years. Their products complement the Beta Systems Data Center Intelligence (DCI) portfolio. The acquisition strengthens the position of the two companies in this market segment, both economically and in terms of their technological offering. The ability to draw on the sales channels of both companies will further help to broaden their market reach. Moreover, the combined technological know-how opens up opportunities for new product developments.

“HORIZONT’s loyal customer base and unique product features represent a strong addition to the Beta Systems portfolio,” says Arne Baßler, Director Strategy & Communication at Beta Systems, commenting on the acquisition. “At the same time, the organizational capabilities, infrastructure and technologies of Beta Systems generate key growth opportunities for HORIZONT,” he concludes.

Beta Systems acquired all shares of the previous HORIZONT shareholders. The acquisition became retroactively effective as of 1 October 2014. HORIZONT is joining the Beta Systems Group as an independently run company, and as such it will continue to engage in a direct dialog with its customers. Managing Directors Josef Dirnberger and Uwe Hahm continue their long-term commitment towards the company: “The Beta Systems acquisition affords HORIZONT with excellent sales perspectives and comprehensive technological resources for future developments. Our customers stand to benefit from synergies thanks to gaining access to our combined product worlds.”

Beta Systems expects the acquisition to result in an increased group turnover and an improved EBIT in the 2014/15 business year. Both parties agreed to keep the details of the purchasing contract confidential.

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Beta Systems Software AG
For more than 30 years, Beta Systems Software Aktiengesellschaft (BSS, ISIN DE0005224406) has been supporting financial services, production, commerce and IT services companies with widespread, international organizations, large IT system landscapes and complex IT processes by providing them with software products and IT solutions. The products automate, document and analyze IT processes in data centers and for access control. In this context, ever-increasing transaction loads, data volumes and compliance standards result in rising demands on the systems’ throughput rates, availability, traceability and security.

Beta Systems was founded in 1983, has been listed on the stock exchange since 1997 and employs around 290 staff. Company headquarters are located in Berlin, Germany. The company, together with its 16 self-owned subsidiaries and numerous partners, is active across the globe. More than 1,300 customers all over the world are currently operating over 3,200 installations in more than 30 countries. They employ products and solutions from Beta Systems to optimize their IT landscape and maximize security. The company is a leading mid-sized, independent European software solution provider that generates about half of its turnover abroad.

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Beta Systems was founded in 1983, has been listed on the stock exchange since 1997 and employs more than 300 staff. Company headquarters are located in Berlin, Germany.

The company, together with its 18 self-owned subsidiaries and numerous partners, has a strong domestic and international focus. More than 1,300 customers located in over 30 countries are running about 3,200 installations that help them optimize their IT processes. Beta Systems is a leading mid-sized, independent European software solution provider.