Clearwater International advises the shareholders of Guldberg and Personites on its sale to TMC

Clearwater International has advised the shareholders of Guldberg GmbH (Guldberg), a leading provider for the temporary provision of engineering and IT specialists, and Personites GmbH (Personites), a managed service provider for external personnel, on the sale of shares in both companies to TMC Group (TMC), a high-tech consultancy company, which is a portfolio company of private equity investor, Apheon.

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Munich, Germany, Guldberg has developed into a leading provider of temporary provision for engineers and IT specialists, particularly in the automotive, aerospace, special machinery, and robotics sectors. With more than 100 consultants, the company is the preferred staffing and recruitment partner for well-known companies in the automotive sector, including many German automotive OEMs and suppliers. This acquisition also includes Personites, a managed service provider for external personnel based in Munich with several locations in northern Germany, which works for DAX 40 and Fortune 500 companies. Under the leadership of Guldberg's current management team, consisting of Managing Directors Andreas Scherer and Julia Pelka, as well as a new Managing Director who will join Personites in February 2024, both Guldberg and Personites will continue its activities under their own names and will be TMC's flagship in the German market.

TMC is a high-tech consultancy company that was founded in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in 2000. It currently has 26 offices in 14 different countries and over 2,500 employees worldwide. TMC provides high-tech companies with knowledge and expertise in fields ranging from physics and software to nanotechnology and data science. It's “Employeneurship Model” offers engineers, data scientists, and digital experts the opportunity to combine the security of a permanent contract with the passion of entrepreneurship. Employeneurs work in multidisciplinary teams on their own projects to further develop their curiosity and passion for technology.

With this strategically important acquisition, TMC aims to expand its business in Germany and increase its overall international presence. The aim is to employ more than 1,000 people in Germany as quickly as possible, which will contribute to TMC's goal of growing to 5,000 employees by 2028.