The M&A Watch: Western Europe – June 2021 Coverage
By Emily Halstenberg | June 30, 2021
Our monthly M&A Watch spotlights deals in the Information Technology industry throughout Western Europe.
June saw 53 deals getting closed in the Western Europe IT Services space, compared to 47 during the same time in 2020. Strategic acquirers, often with private equity backing, were more acquisitive this month with 30 of the deals being done by strategic acquirers and 23 by private equity groups. Overall activity in the region is picking up and is pointing towards a potential record year for deal volume if activity remains strong.
Longship, a private equity investment firm that focuses on medium-sized growth companies in Norway has acquired The Cloud People. The Cloud People is a provider of Google Cloud implementation and integration services in the Nordic region. The company engages in building affordable custom applications and offers a range of services including advisory, project management, application management, design, and development. #Norway #GoogleCloud #ServiceNow
Conclusion, a business transformation and information technology services provider headquartered in the Netherlands, has acquired D&A Medical Group via its financial sponsor NPM Capital. D&A Medical Group is a provider of specialized consultancy services for the Healthcare sector with a focus on healthcare applications and digital transformation. The company advises and guides healthcare organizations in developing a digital strategy and the smart application of information and digital technologies in the healthcare process. The acquisition strengthens Conclusion’s role as the digital transformation partner for parties in the Healthcare domain. #Netherlands #HealthcareIT
Valuniq, a provider of financial services for corporations and individuals, has acquired Datenklar. Datenklar is a provider of data protection and IT security services based in Bayreuth, Germany. The company specializes in providing a wide range of services including data breach management, order processing, external data protection officer, data protection management, training, and project consulting. The acquisition enables Valuniq to expand its competence in the field of data protection and IT security. #Germany #CyberSecurity
Sagard and Eurazeo, two private equity firms headquartered in France, acquired I-Tracing. I-Tracing is a provider of cybersecurity consulting & IT security services based in Puteaux, France. The company’s comprehensive services include audit, consulting, turnkey engineering, services security, and SOC. The transaction values the company at EUR 165 million. #France #CyberSecurity #ITConsulting
Ekon, a developer of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software based in Spain, acquired Primavera via its financial sponsor Oakley Capital. Primavera is a provider of customized ERP and cloud business integration services intended for small and medium-sized enterprises. The company focuses on offering customized software solutions for business processes, human resource management, market management, education, and training. #Spain #Portugal #ERP
Valantic, a German IT Services provider, acquired Verovis via its financial sponsor Deutsche Private Equity. Verovis is a provider of consultancy services for performance management and advanced analytics based in Grünwald, Germany. The company offers a holistic consulting approach and accompanies projects from the conception of the control logic to the implementation of the company-wide databases as well as software solutions. #Germany #DigitalTransformation #DataAnalytics
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