M&A April 2020


The Swiss IT Security Group (SITS Group) has taken a majority shareholding in Dunkel GmbH. The company based in Hattersheim was founded in 1984 and is an established IT security service provider specialized in managed cloud services. The highly qualified and long-standing team around the managing director Axel Dunkel has a high level of operational know-how in the areas of Managed Cloud & Hosting, Storage & Disaster Recovery and Managed Services & IT Security. The company offers its customers a modern cloud infrastructure in two German data centers (ISO 27001). Upon customer request, Dunkel enables on-site data collection with its specially converted cloud transporter, which is equipped with a high-end network and storage technology. In addition, the company offers IT resources on demand via a Virtual Data Center.

“I am delighted to have found an experienced and successful partner in Swiss IT Security. We would like to benefit from synergies and promote sustainable growth of the company”, explains Axel Dunkel, managing director of Dunkel GmbH.

“With Dunkel GmbH we were able to win an innovative managed service provider with a modern cloud infrastructure. We are pleased that with the services of Mr. Dunkel and his team we have found an optimal addition to our group portfolio “, adds Philipp Stebler, CEO of Swiss IT Security AG.

With the acquisition of Dunkel GmbH from Hattersheim, the Swiss IT Security Group is growing by another established IT security service provider in the southern Hessian Main-Taunus district. Thus, the group further strengthens its competence as a leading IT security service provider and consistently pursues the expansion of its market position.

Swiss IT Security AG, founded in 2017 and based in Wettingen, is a leading group of companies in the DACH region with over 400 employees. Consisting of top-class IT security providers, it combines experience and competence, resources and services. The goal is to recognize dangers and attacks of any kind and to fend them off effectively. With the help of leading IT security solutions and technologies, comprehensive IT security is offered from a single source.

Sancovia initiated the transaction and advised the buyer throughout the process.