Financial Advisory January 2021


IKOR AG has acquired a majority share in Informationsfabrik (IN-FAB) GmbH, based in Münster. Informationsfabrik was founded in 2000 and is an IT consultancy based in the port area of Münster. Its business fields include Analytics Solutions, Data Platforms as well as Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The 35-strong team brings deep experience from more than 500 projects, experienced analytics and AI experts and clients such as Donner & Reuschel AG, Zurich and Continental AG.

“With the acquisition of Informationsfabrik, we want to further improve IKOR’s market presence, become even faster and continue to evolve in terms of tech and industry know-how as well as innovative strength,” outlines Lars Ackermann, CEO at IKOR. “The drivers for the purchase of Informationsfabrik were, firstly, complementary competencies, secondly, a coherent cultural fit and, thirdly, the success of Informationsfabrik and its impact on the market. All of these factors are one hundred percent in line with our goals and values.”

“It is an enormous advantage for all of the customers in the new IKOR construct – now together with Informationsfabrik as a company subsidiary – to achieve fast and targeted decisions in a data-driven way. As before, our mission is to make complex system landscapes connectable from a professional and technological point of view and to help companies to ensure that their systems actually ‘talk’ to each other,” say Thomas Löchte, Managing Director of the new IKOR subsidiary IKOR Informationsfabrik, and IKOR CEO Ackermann, in unison.

IKOR is a technology consultancy and integration specialist founded in 1997, focused on SAP and Guidewire implementation and adaptation. Operating with more than 200 employees in Hamburg, Essen, Cologne, Belgrade, Vienna and Warsaw, IKOR serves its customers mainly in the German speaking parts of Europe. The customer base includes commercial banks, insurance, and industrial companies.

Sancovia provided support to the buyer with financial due diligence services.

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