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6 Jul 2020

MCF advises Pulsen Group on the divestment of Pulsen Retail to Total Specific Solutions

Pulsen AB (“Pulsen Group”), a leading Swedish IT company, has sold its retail ERP software specialist Pulsen Retail AB (“Pulsen Retail”), to Total Specific Solutions B.V. (“TSS”). MCF acted as adviser to Pulsen Group, concentrating on securing a long-term partner for the Pulsen Retail business. The transaction marks MCF’s second engagement with Pulsen Group in 2020.

“We are very happy to find a new home for our retail operations and believe that Pulsen Retail will continue to benefit from the significant opportunities in the retail market."

Jonus Bartholdson

CEO, Pulsen Group

The Deal

Pulsen Retail’s SaaS solution, Harmoney, is a fully integrated ERP system for bricks and mortar and e-commerce retailers. Under TSS’ ownership, Pulsen Retail will continue to further develop its Smarter Retail Automation services, encompassing AI, POS and B2B. Pulsen Retail will also benefit from TSS’ extensive experience in the retail sector, in particular through its ownership of the Swedish company FDT.

The Target

For over 15 years, Pulsen Retail has offered fully integrated ERP systems and consulting services to support customers in the retail sector, built around its powerful ERP solution, Harmoney. Pulsen Retail works with several of the largest retailers in the Nordics and manages orders from over 20 countries across Europe, Asia and the US.

Client statement

Jonus Bartholdson, CEO, Pulsen Group, said: “We are very happy to find a new home for our retail operations and believe that Pulsen Retail will continue to benefit from the significant opportunities in the retail market. TSS’ commitment to long-term engagement with customers and partners mirrors Pulsen Group’s own values. In particular, Pulsen Retail’s continued presence in Borås, Sweden will contribute positively to the city’s status as a commercial and trading hub.”

About Pulsen Group

Family-owned Pulsen Group is a leading Swedish IT company, enjoying long standing relationships with both customers and employees in various sectors. Pulsen Group operates across various areas- from IT, consultancy and software development to distribution, conferences and hospitality, real estate, customer services, outsourcing and asset management. The Group employs more than 1,400 people and has sales approaching SEK 3.5 billion.

About TSS

TSS is a Dutch vertical market software group, owning more than 85 independently managed software business units in Europe. Pulsen Retail marks TSS’ fourth acquisition in Sweden. TSS is part of one of North America’s largest software companies, Constellation Software Inc., and has a clear perpetual ownership strategy.

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Andreas Heder

Stockholm