Exact Systems S.A.
In February 2017 Exact Systems SA – the leader of quality control in the automotive industry in Central and Eastern Europe – signed a conditional agreement to acquire the Portuguese company QLS Automotive. The transaction value of EUR 9.2 million, where Equity Advisors was an advisor to the buyer, let Exact Systems for the simultaneous entry into the Spanish and Portuguese market. This is our next M&A transaction with Exact Systems.
The transaction will strengthen the position of Exact Systems S.A. on the European market. The company is already present in 13 countries, which makes the company one of the largest providers of quality control in the automotive industry. The presence in many markets (including China) increases the opportunities for comprehensive customer service with suppliers in different countries, which is standard in the automotive industry.
– Acquisition of a leading player in the Portuguese market is a significant increase in the potential of our services to our customers in the automotive industry. We are pleased that we can participate in the consolidation of the market of quality control services in Europe – says Lesław Walaszczyk – Vice President Exact Systems S.A.
Expansion into foreign markets is one of the strategic objectives of the company. Buying QLS Automotive, other acquisitions made in recent years and the current activities are the best proof of consistency and the high competence of the company’s growth through M&A.
Equity Advisors acted as transaction advisor to Exact Systems. Legal advisor in the process was Crido Legal.
Exact Systems S. A. was established in 2004. The company is a leading provider of quality control solutions for automotive industry. The main customers of the company are car manufacturers and their suppliers and subcontractors as well as companies engaged in the mass production of electronic industry and household appliances. Currently, the company is present in 14 countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Turkey, Romania, Russia, Great Britain, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and China. The company cooperates with approx. 5 thousand controllers and inspectors.