11 April 2023 Press releases

Digital ID: GvW advises Barcodes, Inc. on acquisition of Identbase Group

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised US-American Barcodes, Inc. and its CEO Daniel Nettesheim on the acquisition of the German Identbase Group.

Barcodes, Inc., with its headquarters in Chicago, is a leading provider of end-to-end technology solutions that improve mobility, visibility, and automation for organizations across the globe. With 25+ years of experience and partnerships with leading technology manufacturers, Barcodes delivers exceptional products, software, and services to help businesses navigate a world in motion. Barcodes is a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners, a top US private equity firm that has invested in over 50 platform companies that have completed approx. 300 add-on acquisitions.

Identbase is a leading distributor and reseller of people ID and access control products. Based in Meppen, Germany, Identbase has more than thirty years of expertise in physical security and ID management solutions. Identbase will join the Digital ID business of Barcodes with the aim of creating the leading ID and access control solutions provider in the UK and EU. Barcodes will continue to invest in the growth of Identbase through expanded stock availability, sustainable products, and industry-leading technology.

Under the lead of Hamburg based partner Dr. Ritesh Rajani (Corporate/M&A), Barcodes, Inc. was advised by a team consisting of Christian Mayer-Gießen, Laurens Klinkert, Maximilian Andersen and Maria Kieslich (all Corporate/M&A; Hamburg), Nicolas M. Dumont and Dr. Jonas C. Wehleit (both IP; Frankfurt), Gudrun Hausner and Michael Fischer (both IT/Data Protection; Munich), Marius Bodenstedt (Employment; Hamburg), Dr. Patrick Wolff (Finance; Hamburg), Christian Ertel (Real Estate; Hamburg), Johan van der Veer (Insurance; Hamburg), Christian Kusulis and Alexander Justin Rösch (both Antitrust; Frankfurt) and Marian Niestedt (Foreign Trade; Hamburg).

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