Alpina Partners (“ALPINA”) have acquired a stake in New Solutions GmbH (“NEW SOLUTIONS”). The company from Burghausen in Upper Bavaria is a leading provider of software solutions for the digitization of business processes on the “shop floor”. The founder Christian Ehrenschwendtner will remain with the company as managing partner.

Since it was founded in 1999, NEW SOLUTIONS has developed into a leading provider of software solutions for the digitization of production-related processes in which employees, machines and external partners from industrial companies are involved. With the digital shift book “FINITO”, the company offers a modular, web-based and therefore cross-plant and cross-company shift book solution – hand-written shift logs are thus superfluous. The company also offers the “CHECKWARE” software solution for electronic checklists and forms. “SYNOSET”, a software for the holistic management of technical assets for medium-sized companies through to large-scale industry, rounds off the solution portfolio. NEW SOLUTIONS also offers maintenance and individual consulting services. Long-term customers include leading companies from various industries (e.g. Total, Lanxess, Evonik or OMV) as well as small and medium-sized companies.

With the participation of ALPINA the establishment of a group of companies around the topic of “Shop Floor IT” in the context of “Industry 4.0”, which is characterized by sustainable growth and innovation, is being pushed forward. The product and service portfolio is to be continuously expanded. In addition to the planned organic growth, further targeted acquisitions (“buy-and-build”) are also planned. The foundation stone was laid in December 2016 with the participation in GEFASOFT, a leading provider of MES solutions (“Manufacturing Execution Systems”), and in June 2017 with the carve-out of the software division from ASI Datamyte, a leading provider in the CAQ sector (“Computer Aided Quality Assurance”).

“We are pleased to be able to further expand our position in the software market with an experienced partner like ALPINA at our side. By expanding the software portfolio, we have the opportunity to offer our customers even more comprehensive solutions and services,” explains Christian Ehrenschwendtner from NEW SOLUTIONS.

“The innovative software solutions from NEW SOLUTIONS perfectly complement the product portfolio of the Alpina holdings in the area of shop floor IT. We are very pleased to have won Christian Ehrenschwendtner, a thoroughbred entrepreneur, for our idea. The acquisition is an important milestone in building up the group as part of a targeted buy-and-build strategy, “says Dr. Florian Strehle, partner at ALPINA.

ALPINA is an owner-managed, medium-sized investment company that specializes in the financing of medium-sized technology companies in Europe. As a sparring partner for the management team, ALPINA supports technology companies in realizing their growth ambitions at home and abroad. On behalf of its institutional investors and various entrepreneurial families, ALPINA currently manages around EUR 300 million. ALPINA is supported by the European Union as part of the “Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Program” (CIP).

The transaction was initiated by Dr. Florian Strehle and Christian Thielemann accompanied.

ALPINA was advised by AFR Aigner Fischer and AC Christes & Partner.

About New Solutions GmbH

New Solutions GmbH, headquartered in Burghausen, specializes in process-based software solutions. The IT service provider uses the most modern development methods and tools for quality assurance to achieve an above-average software quality. In terms of customer care, the system house impresses with many years of experience in project management and support. New Solutions GmbH has an effective information security management system (ISMS) in accordance with ISO / IEC 27001. The certification relates to the implementation of software development projects as well as the standard software products, such as B. Finito, Checkware and Synoset.

Company contact

New Solutions GmbH
Marktler Strasse 61
84489 Burghausen
Tel. +49 8677 8776-0