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FORUM Family Office acquires 100% of brain-SCC GmbHFORUM Family Office acquires 100% of brain-SCC GmbH

FORUM Family Office acquires 100% of brain-SCC GmbH

February 15, 2024
FORUM Family Office acquires 100% of brain-SCC GmbH

FORUM Family Office ("FORUM") has acquired 100% of the shares in brain-SCC GmbH, based in Merseburg, via its industry holding company FORUM Software Mittelstandsholding SE. The company has around 35 employees and generates revenue of approximately €10 million.‍

Following the merger to form brain-SCC GmbH in 2007 by Sirko Scheffler and Prof. Dr. Ronny Weinkauf, brain-SCC initially developed into a leading provider of CMS software for municipal portals. The technical lead is based on brain-GeoCMS, which was used very early on to combine web-based geodata applications with classic editorial systems on one technical platform.

In 2021, the company achieved a breakthrough by winning the EfA project for the "Digital building permit" focus service. The solution is currently being used by 10 federal states. A special technical feature is the newly developed process space technology ("VGR").

The continuation concept of FORUM provides for a continuation of the corporate strategy in all essential points. In particular, the staff and location in Merseburg will be retained. The VGR technology is to be made compatible with the VOIS technology of FORUM's sister company HSH Software in Ahrensfelde and marketed in the VOIS community.

Prof. Dr. Ronny Weinkauf is a full-time lecturer at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences in the fields of economics and information sciences.

In addition to his main role as Managing Director of brain-SCC, Sirko Scheffler is also Chairman of the Board of DATABUND, Chairman of the Saxony-Anhalt Economic Council, a member of the Board of Kommune X.0,, Cluster IT Mitteldeutschland and numerous other organizations.

The two founders comment on this step as follows:

"In FORUM, we have found the ideal partner who will allow us to continue to pursue the entrepreneurial ideas and values that we have developed together with our employees and partners in recent years. Above all, these include scientific innovation and our role as a reliable medium-sized partner to the public sector. These values have made us a successful, nationwide digital company based in the cathedral and university city of Merseburg. The trusting and always very cooperative partnership with HSH, led by Stephan Hauberge, paved the way for Forum. Dr. Wittek has very convincingly developed a perspective with us founders that allows us to develop an innovative platform strategy consisting of VOIS and the process room. This allows us to create an end-to-end solution from online access for citizens to efficient data and process structures in the administration."

FORUM invests the assets of a Munich family in medium-sized companies. FORUM's principles in the area of family equity are: permanent, decentralized, entrepreneurial - quite different from financial investors. This approach has already persuaded more than 30 entrepreneurs to entrust FORUM with their life's work.