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FUNKE has successfully expanded its portfolio offering for students and young professionals.

With a majority investment in the High Five GmbH, the parent company of platforms such as iamstudent.com, studiumfinden.com, and studiwohnen.com, FUNKE grows its footprint in the market and strengthens its existing portfolio consisting of AZUBIYO and Absolventa.

18th
October 2023

Telescope Advisory Partners (“Telescope”) advised FUNKE Digital GmbH (“FUNKE”) with Commercial Due Diligence services on the acquisition of High Five GmbH, an Austrian-based marketing and housing platform provider for students and young professionals.

iamstudent, the core offering of the High Five GmbH, was founded in 2014 and currently provides thousands of students in the DACH area the opportunity to access specialized student discount vouchers from companies such as Samsung, Sky, Dominos Pizza, and many others.

FUNKE Digital was founded in 2014 and is wholly owned by the FUNKE Mediengruppe. Currently, the company employs more than 500 staff members and holds 11 equity investments centered around the topics of digital media networks and associated products and services.

“We believe that based on FUNKE’s strategic goal and current portfolio there could be no better fit than the High Five GmbH to strengthen its foothold in the customer segment of students and young professionals while offering the opportunity to leverage synergies with AZUBIYO and Absolventa. We congratulate FUNKE and High Five on joining forces and look forward to their future development and upcoming successes.”,

says Simon Fischer, responsible Deal Partner on this transaction at Telescope Advisory Partners.

The Telescope Advisory Partners team advised FUNKE Digital with Commercial Due Diligence services on its portfolio expansion in the DACH region. Learn more about Telescope Advisory Partners and how we can help you.

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Transaction Team

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Simon Fischer
Managing Partner
Transaction Advisory
Industry focus: Software and IT, General Manufacturing, and Marine, Defense, Automotive

Consulting focus: Due Diligence, Growth Enablement, and Value Creation

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Shahla Nazari
Consultant
Transaction Advisory
Industry focus: Software & IT, E-Commerce, Digital Business Transformation, and Healthcare

Consulting focus: Commercial Due Diligence, Target Screening, and Buy-and-Build

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Furkan Acundas
Consultant
Transaction Advisory
Industry focus: Software & IT, Digital Business Transformation, Healthcare, General Manufacturing, Marine, Defense, and Automotive

Consulting focus: Commercial Due Diligence, and Target Screening,

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Julius Meisch
Analyst
Transaction Advisory
Industry focus: Software & IT, E-Commerce, Digital Business Transformation, Next-Gen Infrastructure

Consulting focus: Pre-DD Assessments, and Commercial Due Diligence

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