The financial terms of the transaction, which is still subject to customary approvals and is expected to close in fall 2015, were not disclosed.
The pe firm will acquire a 25% minority stake position in the company while the four founding partners and existing shareholders together with the management team will retain a 75% stake and will continue to manage and grow the business.
The company will use the proceeds to grow the businesses in international markets, in particular the US and Asia.
Led by Patrick Winter, CEO, SoftwareONE offers software licensing and procurement services, software asset management, technology consulting and cloud services to more than 25,000 customers in 115 countries around the world. The company is a channel partner for Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, VMWare, SAP and a further 9,000 software publishers and provides digitized platforms for procurement and self-consumption services.
The company employs over 2,500 software professionals.