next.march was established in 2007 and is owned since 2009 by two Familiy Trusts. With this concentrated ownership structure, next.march, originally founded as a consulting entity, continues to focus on the segments private equity, strategic investments in small and mid caps while adding trading and asset management to the portfolio.
The Management of nextmarch was diretly involved in the following investments, listings and M&A transactions:
- sms.at, which became ucp, part of which was then sold to T-Mobile in 2000 in what was at that time Austria's largest ever private equity transaction. After the repurchase of sms.at in an MBO backed by march.sixteen, the company was successfully sold to London listed iTouch PLC in 2005. ucp in its turn was sold to Q-Pass, and march.sixteen transferred its Q-Pass shares to US group Amdox (NYSE: DOX) in 2006 at a value of USD 275 million.
- JoWood, whose seed financing, first financing round and IPO were all organised by march.fifteen.
- SolveDirect, which after several private equity transactions was sold BRAIN FORCE, the Vienna listed software group . In 2013 Solvedirect has been acquired by Cisco.
- Sysis, where march.fifteen organised the first round of financing and then played a major role in its stock exchange listing in the year 2000. Sysis was subsequently merged, and as 3United sold for over USD 50 million in cash to US group VeriSign.
- HWA AG, which builds and races Mercedes C-Class cars in the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) for Daimler AG, and produces Mercedes Formula 3 engines and customised vehicles, such as most recently the Mercedes AMG SL 65 Black Series. HWA AG's revenues in 2008 were nearly EUR 65 million. Following the IPO organised by march.sixteen in 2007, HWA's shareholders include its founder Hans-Werner Aufrecht, Willibald Doerflinger, founder and major shareholder in AT&S, and since 2008 the NBK Group from Qatar.
- fatfoogoo, - following seed financing by next.march in 2007 and investment by private equity group Gamma Capital Partners - has been sold in April 2010 to its former US business partner and shareholder Digital River (NYSE:DRIV).