Bundesdruckerei concludes acquisition of IT security specialist genua GmbH

Effective since 1 January 2020, 100 percent of the shares are held by Bundesdruckerei GmbH.

  • Majority share increased to 100 percent

Berlin/Kirchheim, 30 January 2020 – Bundesdruckerei GmbH has completed the acquisition of IT security specialist genua GmbH based in Kirchheim near Munich: Effective since 1 January 2020, 100 percent of the shares are held by Bundesdruckerei GmbH. In 2015, Bundesdruckerei acquired 52 percent of the shares. The remaining shares were held by the company’s founders who initially continued to be active in the company’s management and have since – as planned – retired from operative business. The anti-trust authorities have approved the complete acquisition by Bundesdruckerei.

“The complete takeover of genua GmbH is part of our strategy to be the preferred supplier of complete and future-proof IT security solutions for public authorities and companies", says Dr. Stefan Hofschen, CEO of Bundesdruckerei. “As an IT security company, Bundesdruckerei offers services and products ‘Made in Germany’ for secure data and identities. With genua GmbH we are expanding our digital portfolio with their great expertise in secure infrastructures”. The success story of the previous co-operation between genua and Bundesdruckerei has been continuously expanded. “As a strongly growing company, genua contributes many innovative impulses, and Bundesdruckerei also benefits from this”, says Hofschen. “We are very happy about the joint future of two companies and genua’s cooperation with Bundesdruckerei. With its positioning, profound expertise and market access, Bundesdruckerei is the almost perfect partner for our position”, says Matthias Ochs, Managing Director of genua.

genua GmbH secures sensitive interfaces and networks at public authorities and industry, interconnects highly critical infrastructures, encrypts data communications over the Internet and offers remote maintenance systems and access solutions for mobile employees and home offices. All of genua’s products are developed and produced in Germany. The company was established in 1992 by Dr. Michaela Harlander, Dr. Magnus Harlander and Bernhard Schneck. More than 250 employees work at the headquarters in Kirchheim near Munich as well as at the other locations in Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig and Stuttgart.

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