cionix GmbH ("cionix") is a highly specialized IT infrastructure provider based in Brandenburg, Germany. The company develops systems and implementations in the field of network planning, firewall security and data protection. The range of services includes hosting and management of enterprise level servers, outsourcing of IT infrastructure and network and security equipment. After more than 20 years as managing director and owner, Jan Schreiber began to look more intensively at succession in his company in the fall of 2021. CARL was recommended to him through his bank advisor at Deutsche Bank. After several discussions with CARL's advisors, the owner gained a clear understanding of the upcoming process and decided to sell directly with the turn of the year 2022. For the sale, it was particularly important to Jan Schreiber that his previous team at cionix as well as the current location in Brandenburg would be retained after a sale. In order to provide the best possible advice, CARL decided to carry out the project together with partner consultant Lars Mackel from 2Gedanken GmbH.