Productivity software maker teams with Cinven

06.2021: The private equity firm Cinven announces that it has agreed to make a majority investment in think-cell, the German developer of charting and layout software for PowerPoint for holistically streamlining professional slide production and thereby improving efficiency and quality when creating and editing presentations. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed.

Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, think-cell is the world’s leading productivity software for creating data-driven presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint, enabling users to generate sophisticated charts with ease while saving substantial time. think-cell also offers layout functions for automatically arranging text, graphic elements and images while scaling and aligning their content accordingly. The software has more than 800,000 end-users across more than 17,000 organisations globally. think-cell is used by 8 out of the 10 top global consulting firms, 80% of the Fortune 100, the entire DAX 30, and 9 of the top 10 US business schools.

think-cell was established in 2002 by co-founders Markus Hannebauer and Arno Schödl who will continue to be active members of the management team and will both remain significant minority investors in the business alongside Cinven. The partnership will combine the experience and quality of think-cell’s founders and the existing management team with Cinven’s international platform and expertise in driving and accelerating growth.

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