Rödl & Partner advised the founders of AMANA on the acquisition by Lucanet

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Munich, 21.3.2023: Rödl & Partner has exclusively advised the founders of AMANA Consulting GmbH, a leading software provider for financial reporting and tax solutions in Europe, on the exit to Lucanet AG, a portfolio company of Hg. Both parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details. The AMANA founders were comprehensively financially advised by an interdisciplinary Rödl & Partner M&A team. The overall project management, including the purchase price negotiations, was carried out by Partner Björn Stübiger and Associate Partner Atanas Petkov. Partner Matthias Zahn was responsible for the preparation of a financial factbook.


Comprehensive legal and tax advice was provided by the YPOG team led by Stephan Bank and Stefan Witte. In the area of antitrust/foreign trade law, AMANA was advised by Commeo under the leadership of Isabel Oest. 

After many years of successful partnership in the area of Disclosure Management, AMANA's joining the Lucanet Group is the next step in further deepening the cooperation and expanding the success internationally and thus represents an important milestone in the global growth strategy of both companies. In addition, the Lucanet Group will benefit from AMANA's wide range of innovative solutions and gain a strong and sustainable line of business in the areas of Tax Reporting and Tax Solutions, where AMANA has have been able to establish a market leading role as an innovation leader and trusted technical expert for many years.

“We are very pleased to establish AMANA as a new business unit within the Lucanet Group and to further expand our range of innovative software solutions in this new constellation," says Philipp Stampfuss, one of the four founders and managing directors of AMANA. "Our expertise in financial reporting and tax solutions perfectly complements Lucanet's strength in consolidation, planning and reporting. We have worked closely with Lucanet for many years. AMANA will benefit from the experience, infrastructure and reach of the LucaNet Group. We look forward to the future together.”

Jörg Ringelstein and Thorsten Funke add: "The partnership between Lucanet and AMANA will further strengthen the already globally successful joint solution portfolio with a range of leading tax solutions and, with the planned establishment of a joint "TaxCompetence" center, will also lay the technical foundation for future product innovations along the rapidly changing regulatory market environment.  

"We warmly welcome AMANA, its employees and shareholders to the Lucanet Group," said Elias Apel, Lucanet Group Board Member and CFO. "The deepening of our partnership creates a new European CPM software champion with a unique product offering for the Office of Finance. Our more than 5,000 joint customers, as well as the many hundreds of new customers each year, can look forward to fully integrated, cross-functional solutions that will make it even easier for them to meet the dynamic challenges of finance in the future."  

About AMANA

With more than 150 developers and subject matter experts, AMANA develops specialized, user-friendly and intelligent systems for tax, disclosure management, XBRL, and leasing. The software solutions are designed to automate processes in a sustainable way and to adapt to the ever-increasing demands of digitalization.

About Lucanet

Lucanet was founded in 1999 with the vision of developing a software solution that offers planning, controlling, and consolidation in a single tool. Since then, the company has developed into a leading provider of Corporate Performance Management Software for Finance worldwide. With more than 4,000 loyal customers in over 50 countries and locations in China, Singapore and the USA, and a strong European presence, Lucanet employs more than 500 individuals worldwide.

Advisor AMANA

Rödl & Partner

Björn Stübiger, Partner (M&A Advisory), Munich – Financial (overall project management)
Atanas Petkov, Associate Partner (M&A Advisory), Munich – Financial (overall project management)
Christoph Adolphi, Associate (M&A Advisory), Munich – Financial 
Matthias Zahn, Partner (Transaction Services), Munich – Financial
Fabio Franzoi, Senior Associate (Transaction Services), Munich – Financial
Dominik Lutz, Associate (Transaction Services), Munich – Financial
Marcel Grätz, Associate (Transaction Services), Munich – Financial

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