INVENSITY advises United Robotics Group (URG) on the acquisition of the French SoftBank Robotics Europe (SBRE) with a commercial due diligence

April 21, 2022 – Reading time: 3 minutes

  • Establishing United Robotics Group (URG) with acquisition of SoftBank Robotics Europe as international robotics key player
  • Technology and management consultancy INVENSITY advises with technology and market know-how
  • Commercial due diligence with focus on market environment and competitive position

INVENSITY GmbH, a technology and management consultancy, has advised United Robotics Group (URG), a a subsidiary of the RAG-Stiftung, on the acquisition of the French subsidiary of SoftBank Robotics Group Corp. (SBRG) and has conducted the commercial due diligence.

With this acquisition, URG is following its strategy of securing a leading position in the robotics market through organic growth and acquisitions The extensive know-how and experience of SBRE’s highly qualified employees not only ideally complement URG’s broad product range, but the combined forces will above all accelerate research and development and thus further strengthen the company’s innovative power.

Headquartered in Paris, France, SBRE is a leader in humanoid robotics and the developer and manufacturer of the world-renowned Pepper and NAO robots.

In recent years INVENSITY has been mandated several times for technical and/or commercial due diligence in the field of Automation and Robotic solutions. Here INVENSITY used in particular its profound technology and product know-how from past projects in this area.

About United Robotics Group

The United Robotics Group is a subsidiary of RSBG SE, a wholly owned investment entity of the RAG-Stiftung, which primarily focuses on technology driven engineering companies. With a long-term oriented buy and build strategy, RSBG SE is a valuable partner for successful mid-sized companies such as the United Robotics Group.

The United Robotics Group (URG), headquartered in Bochum, Germany, unites young service robotics companies into a unique ecosystem URG bundles hardware and software expertise under one roof, develops customized service robotics solutions with its partners and customers to meet challenges in the medical, care, hospitality and education sectors, and offers Robot as a Service Customer needs, product quality, data protection and sustainability are the drivers of development at URG.

About SoftBank Robotics Europe

Leader in humanoid robotics, SoftBank Robotics Europe is headquartered in Paris and regroups about 180 employees Creator of the robots NAO and Pepper, used today in more than 70 countries worldwide, in various fields, such as retail, healthcare, tourism and education, SoftBank Robotics Europe is a subsidiary of SoftBank Robotics Group Corp.


INVENSITY GmbH is a technology and management consultancy with an international scope. It runs offices in Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Wiesbaden, Stuttgart, Munich, Detroit (USA), Barcelona (Spain) and Manila (Philippines). Among other things, it advises buyers and sellers on international M&A activities of technology oriented companies. The focus is on commercial, operational, technical and IT due diligence for the following industries:

  • Software / IT
  • Automation / Robotics
  • Cleantech / environmental metrology
  • Electronics
  • Automotive and transportation industry
  • Medical technology
  • Energy and building technology
  • Photonics

The Commercial Due Diligence with focus on the evaluation of the competitive position as well as the technical analysis of the software was conducted by:

  • Matthias Welge (Principal Consultant, Lead)
  • Daniel Meyn (Principal Consultant, Commercial)
  • Stefan Schäfer (Consultant, Commercial)


  • Matthias Welge

    Head of CoE Mergers & Acquisitions

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