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Press > Press releases > 2021

Aareon acquires ERP provider GAP-Group

The Aareon Group is strengthening its market position by acquiring GAP-Group, one of the largest providers of software for the housing industry on the German market.

Mainz, 11 October 2021 – Aareon AG, Europe’s leading provider of property software, signed an agreement on 10 October 2021 to acquire one hundred per cent of the shares in GAP Gesellschaft für Anwenderprogramme und Organisationsberatung mbH (“GAP-Group”). This acquisition strengthens the Aareon Group’s market position in Germany and enlarges its product portfolio by adding the industry-specific ERP software immotion.

GAP-Group has been amongst the leading providers of enterprise software for the housing industry for more than 40 years. The company’s clients include public and private housing companies as well as cooperatives and property managers.

Dr Manfred Alflen, Chairman of the Management Board of Aareon AG: “Our acquisition of GAP-Group allows us to expand our ERP offering in Germany. Meanwhile GAP Group’s clients will benefit from a larger product portfolio in future, for example in the form of additional digital solutions which we will integrate and offer together.”

Thorsten Jacobsen, Managing Partner of GAP-Group: “Joining forces with Aareon ‒ as an independent entity, but integrated into the Aareon Group ‒ gives us the opportunity to create further added value for our clients through additional investments in our existing product portfolio.”

GAP-Group will continue to have an independent market presence under the umbrella of the Aareon Group.

About Aareon

Aareon is the leading provider of ERP software and digital solutions for the European property industry and its partners. The company is digitalising the industry by offering user-oriented software solutions that simplify and automate processes, support sustainable and energy-efficient operations and interconnect all process participants. In its research and development activities, Aareon pursues a collaborative approach in which its knowledge and expertise converge with the needs and requirements of its clients. This results in solutions that help make peoples’ lives and work easier and enable companies to realise new value-creation potential.

The technology leader’s approximately 4,000 clients manage more than 11 million units across Europe. The Aareon Group is an international company with offices in the DACH region, Finland, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. In addition, Aareon operates its own development company in Romania. The Aareon Group employs more than 1,800 people, with over 40 percent of them working for its international subsidiaries. In 2020, Aareon generated revenue of €258 million and adjusted EBITDA of €62 million.

About GAP-Group

The GAP-Group has been amongst the leading manufacturers of sector-specific enterprise software in the housing industry for the past 40 years. Its portfolio comprises above all the modern ERP system immotion along with integrated services, portal solutions, consulting and support.

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