Data Respons acquires German company – strengthening its position within software development and industrial digitalisation

Data Respons ASA has today signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Donat Group GmbH (“DONAT”), a German R&D Services company headquartered in Ingolstadt with 140 employees. The company is a leading niche provider of software solutions and specialist services within software development and architecture, system integration and test management as well as business critical R&D IT services (DevOps).

Kenneth Ragnvaldsen, CEO of Data Respons and Hans Donat jr., CEO of DONAT.

– With this transaction, we continue to strengthen our position in Germany, which is the largest industrial market in Europe and strategically important for Data Respons. Digitalisation and connection of vehicles, transformation of powertrains, increasing environmental- and security requirements are challenging the automotive industry to innovate at a faster pace than before. In order to keep up, the industry is investing heavily in advanced software and data-driven tools supporting an efficient development and testing of new platforms. DONAT’s deliveries are highly specialised software services and represents a business-critical part of the customer’s development process for some of Germany’s leading automotive brands, says Kenneth Ragnvaldsen, CEO of Data Respons.

– We are looking forward to becoming part of Data Respons. We share the same technology profile and culture. Both companies provide specialist services and develop niche software solutions in close cooperation with our industry leading customers. At DONAT, we focus on recruiting the best talents with a passion for technology and working in multidiscipline teams, says Hans Donat jr., CEO of DONAT.

– We are pleased to welcome DONAT into the Data Respons family. We have already identified several synergies with our German group companies in relation to both customer structure and competence sharing. Together we are better equipped to become a complete technology partner for our customers and contribute to the increasingly automated, digitalised and connected solutions, Ragnvaldsen concludes.

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