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Dortmund, 28.02.2022

adesso expands range of consulting and products in the area of pension strategy, company pension schemes and working time accounts / Acquisition of majority stake in RIES Corporate Solutions GmbH

28.02.2022 / 10:00
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adesso expands its range of consulting activities and products in the area of pension strategy, company pension schemes and working time accounts / Acquisition of majority stake in RIES Corporate Solutions GmbH

adesso insurance solutions GmbH, a subsidiary of adesso SE, has acquired a majority stake in pension strategy consultants RIES Corporate Solutions GmbH, expanding adesso Group's expertise in the areas of company pension schemes, working time accounts and partial retirement programmes. The integration of legal, strategic, business and actuarial advisory services, as well as insolvency protection and administration, rounds off the Group's current service offering centred on the existing in|sure CollPhir software solution. With an established digital platform, adesso insurance solutions GmbH is positioning itself as an end-to-end consulting and implementation partner in the attractive digital pension management market.

RIES Corporate Solutions GmbH is set to be renamed adesso benefit solutions GmbH as part of the acquisition of 80 % of shares in the specialist consulting firm. The previous managing director and founder of RIES, Michael Ries, will receive managerial support in the new adesso unit from Dr Michael Höhnerbach, long-time board member at adesso insurance solutions GmbH. By completing this strategic investment, adesso insurance solutions GmbH is expanding its portfolio of services to encompass the entire company pensions value chain, with the ability to function as a one-stop shop for end-to-end solutions. in|sure CollPhir - adesso's solution for company pensions and working time accounts - will become a fully digital pension and benefits platform geared towards German SMEs. In addition, a contractual trust arrangement (CTA) is to be expanded to fund pension obligations and help customers optimise their balance sheets. Services are targeted at businesses but also providers of products such as asset management. adesso benefit solutions offers all the necessary solutions "as a service", allowing customers to start benefiting from the new programme immediately.

"The pension market, and particularly digital pension management, is a promising area of business moving forward," says Michael Kenfenheuer, Chairman of the Executive Board of adesso SE, underlining the potential for the adesso Group acquisition. Dr Michael Höhnerbach from adesso benefit solutions adds: "Merging with the consulting firm RIES is the perfect way to leverage the potential of our in-house software. This move enables us to respond to the needs of our customers, whose growing workforces are prompting them to seek more advice and services relating to company pensions and working time accounts." Michael Ries is also excited about the deal: "We look forward to pooling together our specialist knowledge and wealth of experience in legal and strategic consulting with adesso's IT expertise. Company pensions and working time accounts are increasingly important factors in the 'war for talent', which is why it makes sense to offer software and consulting from a single source."


adesso Group

With more than 5,600 employees and annual sales of approx. EUR 677 million in 2021 (preliminary figures), adesso Group is one of the largest German IT service providers with outstanding growth opportunities. At its own locations in Germany, other locations in Europe and Turkey as well as at numerous local customers adesso offers consulting and software development services for optimising core business processes. adesso also offers ready-to-use software products for standard applications. The development of an own, industry-specific product portfolio opens up additional growth and earnings opportunities and is another key element of the adesso strategy. In 2020, adesso was awarded the title of the best employer of its size in Germany across all industries. After having already achieved first place among IT employers in 2016 and 2018, adesso was ranked first again in 2020.

Martin Möllmann
Manager Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 231 7000-7000

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