NORD Holding makes acquisition for PDS

NORD Holding makes acquisition for PDS

NORD Holding portfolio company PDS GmbH from Cologne has taken over market player TCG from Norderstedt. PDS was already the leader in mobile data capture for transportation and logistics, and has provided more than 300,000 data acquisition devices with customised software to customers such as Nagel, Hermes Logistik and Deutsche Post. "With the acquisition of TCG the product range has expanded into demanding wireless solutions and printer systems and the customer spectrum of leading German retailers", said Dorian Gensel, Investment Manager at NORD Holding and advisor to the board at PDS, explaining the strategic approach. "The PDS Group is now the largest manufacturer-independent system integrator for mobile data collection in the German-speaking area."

PDS CEO Michael Zitzmann sees not only the strong trend of networking and the increased availability of information as critical to the success of the company, but in particular the strategically optimised product portfolio of PDS in recent years. In addition to pure software and hardware PDS offers its customers all the services related to repairs, permanent equipment availability, utilisation of technology, process optimisation, web-based controlling and financing as "MLM" (Mobile Lifecycle Management). "These options will be available to TCG and their customers in the future, which is why all employees in the new structure view this as a real win-win situation", said Zitzmann. "We are happy that with NORD Holding we have a professional partner who supports our expansion goals with high commitment", he concluded.


About NORD Holding:

With its 45-year history NORD Holding is one of the leading private equityinvestors for upper mid-sized companies. Their main activity is the structuring and financing of corporate succession models, the acquisition of parts of groups and subsidiaries, and the expansion and financing of SMEs. NORD Holding's investors are several North German savings banks, public insurance companies and pension funds as well as the North German Landesbank.

Unlike most other financial investors, who only manage temporary funds, NORD Holding operates as a so-called "Evergreen Fund" without time limitation, investing from its own balance sheet. This gives the participating companies the opportunity to develop without external pressure and use their growth potential.

The company is currently involved with more than 30 companies in Germany and other German-speaking countries. Through its Funds of Funds division NORD Holding has invested € 500 million in investment companies, particularly in Europe, and thus offers the participating companies an international network.

Questions should be addressed to:

NORD Holding Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
Christiane Lukas
T +49 511 270415‐14
F +49 511 270415‐5
E lukas@nordholding.de

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