mic AG wins two experienced Board members with exceptional IT and capital markets expertise for its shareholding mic IT AG
- Helmut Hilgers and Stefan Ulrich Fleissner responsible for mic IT AG's future commercial operations
- Bundling of "Big Data Technology and Applications" in one holding with IPO potential
Helmut Hilgers and Stefan Ulrich Fleissner have been appointed as new Board members of mic IT AG, a company which belongs to mic AG's portfolio, with effect from 1 August 2013. Both managers possess decades of business experience and capital markets expertise in the IT industry and across sectors in M&A and corporate finance. Helmut Hilgers, who has been recognised as an expert in the branch for over 30 years, has worked as the IT Director in several large enterprises and has been involved in IT enterprises both as an entrepreneur and as a director. He has excellent links to significant market players and brings along a deep understanding of the challenges, driving forces, developments and market dynamics within the IT branch. This is optimally complemented by Stefan U. Fleissner's capital markets expertise of around 15 years. He has had responsibility for a series of stock market floats and capital market transactions both as director of a corporate finance advisory firm as well as in the role as executive of venture capital and investment companies. As an entrepreneur he established several IT companies in Germany and in the USA and successfully sold them to various strategic investors in the branch.
Claus-Georg Müller, Chair of the mic AG Board, comments on the appointment of the high-quality management duo: "We are very pleased to be able to win two such experienced experts with an impressive track record from the IT branch and the capital markets environment in order to build mic IT AG into an autonomous and powerful holding."
Stefan U. Fleissner, mic IT AG Board member, explains regarding his appointment: "The task of building mic IT AG into a leading IT enterprise with its own products around the growth driver 'Big Data' is very attractive for me. I am very pleased to be able to bring my business and capital markets experience to bear here." His Board colleague Helmut Hilgers adds: "It is our goal to swiftly expand the mic IT AG product portfolio and to be able to announce one or two further takeovers by the end of the year. We have already identified potential targets and those that fit within our acquisition strategy - the negotiations are already underway. With these, we want to offer our customers high performing solutions from complementary hard and software products, as well as services right across the 'Big Data' sector."
mic IT AG is a holding company within the mic Group that bundles the shareholdings in the information and communications technology sector with the focus on the growth sector "Big Data Technology and Applications". mic IT AG pursues the goal, through majority acquisitions of IT companies that are already established on the market and exhibit strong growth, of building a powerful and profitable IT group. mic IT AG currently holds majority stakes in two companies with key technologies both in hardware and in software so as to be able to meet the swiftly growing requirements in the Big Data environment and offer high performing systems.
As a venture capitalist, Munich-based mic AG invests at an early stage in promising companies in the clean-tech, life sciences, microsystems, optics and software/IT sectors. With the help of its international network, the mic Group assists the companies in which it invests to position themselves rapidly and successfully and supports them in the search for investors to finance growth. mic AG has been listed in the Entry Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since October 2006 (Stock Exchange abbreviation: M3B, ISIN: DE000A0KF6S5). You can find more information about mic AG at www.mic-ag.eu.
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