NORD Holding invests in Silvester Group and sustainabill


The two companies join forces with VERSO to form the leading European software and consulting provider for sustainability management and reporting

Hanover/Hamburg/Cologne/Munich. Following its investment in ESG software pioneer VERSO, NORD Holding continues its comprehensive ESG initiative by investing in Hamburg-based Silvester Group and Cologne-based sustainabill. The three companies will be combined under the majority shareholding of NORD Holding. VERSO is a provider of ESG management software and services, while Silvester Group advises and guides clients on corporate, ESG and financial strategy, communication, and reporting. The cloud platform of sustainabill increases the transparency and sustainability of supply chains.

By combining the three companies, NORD Holding creates a leading provider for sustainability management and reporting with a holistic solution "Made in Germany", from which more than 200 active customers are already benefiting today. In addition to the organic development of competencies in all areas of sustainability, strategic add-ons are sought via synergistic acquisitions.

"We are pleased to have formed an ESG champion with these three companies, thus accelerating the sustainable transformation of the economy and creating a differentiated technology and consulting offering for SMEs", says Christian Moritz Kukwa, Principal at NORD Holding.

Andreas Maslo, co-founder of VERSO and CEO of the newly formed company comments: "Sustainability is becoming increasingly complex and our newly formed company is the response. We bundle comprehensive sustainability expertise with leading technology. We are pleased to have NORD Holding as the right partner to realize this vision."

"NORD Holding and we are united by a common goal: the sustainable success of our customers. That is why we accompany the development of sustainable corporate strategy and communicate on the status and success of the ESG and financial performance, actively and target group-oriented in business and sustainability reports," says Thilo Tern, Managing Director of Silvester Group and Co-CEO of the newly formed company.

"The sustainable supply chain is an irreplaceable cornerstone in the sustainability orientation of companies. The vision of NORD Holding to create a holistic offering together with VERSO and Silvester Group, to meet all ESG requirements now and in the future was crucial for us," explains Klaus Wiesen, co-founder of sustainabill.

Since November 2022 the investment is managed by the NORD Holding Business Services and Software team and underlines the sector competence in the area of technology-enabled services. On behalf of NORD Holding, the transactions were executed by Christian Moritz Kukwa, Moritz Stolp and Kornelius Karl Komischke.



VERSO supports medium-sized companies holistically in their sustainable transformation with its software (SaaS) solution and services for sustainability management. Consulting and training in CSR reporting, -management and climate accounting make VERSO an ideal partner for corporate sustainability and ESG. Sustainability managers professionalize and digitalize their CSR management with VERSO or increase the efficiency of existing processes, above all the CSR reporting. In addition, VERSO supports companies on their path towards climate neutrality.

About Silvester Group

Silvester Group is the leading company for integrated stakeholder relations in Germany. With experience from more than 30 years in the market and over 2,150 client projects, Silvester Group offers corporate, ESG and financial communications holistically from a single source: strategy, consulting, research, and editing. Design, brand, and image. Investor Relations (IR), Public Relations (PR) & ESG. Online, offline, social media, digital & film.

About sustainabill

With the sustainabill cloud platform, sustainabill offers a comprehensive solution for managing sustainability and ESG risks in the supply chain. The company was founded in 2017 based on research conducted at the renowned Wuppertal Institute, one of the world's leading think tanks for sustainability.

With over 50 years of history and assets under management of € 3.0 billion, NORD Holding is one of the leading private equity asset management companies in Germany. The focus is on the business areas of direct investments and fund of funds investments.

The focus of the direct business is on the structuring and financing of corporate succession models, the acquisition of group divisions/subsidiaries and the expansion financing of medium-sized companies. In contrast to most other financial investors, which only manage funds with a limited term, NORD Holding acts as a so-called "evergreen fund" with no term restrictions and invests from its own balance sheet. The company is currently involved in more than 15 companies in Germany and other German-speaking countries.

The Fund Investments division targets the small-cap segment of the European private equity market and focuses on primary, secondary and co-investments. NORD Holding concentrates strongly on buyout managers newly established on the market, operational investment strategies and regularly acts as an anchor investor.

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