Bird & Bird advises OpusCapita on the successful acquisition of jCatalog

28 April 2016

Bird & Bird LLP has advised Finland’s OpusCapita Group Oy on the acquisition of all shares in jCatalog Software AG (Dortmund, Germany) from its shareholders.

jCatalog Software AG is a leading provider of software solutions for procurement as well as the management and distribution of product information. jCatalog is headquartered in Dortmund with offices across Europe and a subsidiary in the USA.

OpusCapita Group Oy and its affiliates are part of the Finnish Posti Group Corporation. OpusCapita is a specialist in the automation of purchasing, financial and documentation processes with more than 30 years of experience in this field. Their goal is to be able to support their customers by their own software solutions combined with advice on how to optimise their international business processes.

The acquisition of jCatalog is part of OpusCapita’s new strategy to build a world-class offering in the Buyer-Supplier ecosystem. With jCatalog’s solutions in the fields of eCommerce, catalogue management, procurement and supplier management the OpusCapita group completes its comprehensive Purchase-to-Pay portfolio including invoice automation, cash management, financing and connectivity.

OpusCapita Group Oy has been advised by the following Bird & Bird lawyers: Lead - Partner Alfred Herda and Senior Associate Dr. Stefanie Orttmann (both Corporate / M&A, Düsseldorf); Partner Dr. Fabian Niemann and Associates Lea Mackert and Sebastian Hinzen (all CommercialIT / Data Protection, Düsseldorf); Associate Dr. Catharina Klumpp (Employment, Düsseldorf); Associate Dr. Peter Coenen (Corporate / M&A, Düsseldorf); Partner Anne Federle (Competition & EU, Brussels)