Days after acquiring Pomeroy in the US, Getronics further establishes itself as a leading Information & Communication Technology (ICT) services provider with the acquisition of the French ITS Overlap. With the deal, Getronics underlines its ambition to deliver a broadened services offering as well its capability to provide an exceptional customer experience on a global scale.
Paris, France – August 1, 2018 – In line with its strategy of growth which is both organic and inorganic, Getronics has acquired ITS Overlap, one of the leading French ICT integrators and a subsidiary of the ITS Group (Euronext: ITS:PA). ITS Overlap with 5 locations across France and has a turnover of €50m per year, serving 400 customers. As one of the historic players in the French ICT market, the digital services provider focuses primarily on delivering and optimizing customer IT infrastructures for medium-sized companies, specializing in digital integration and transformation.
With the acquisition, Getronics is set to become an even stronger force, both inside and outside of France. “With 3 of its 20 European Data Centers based in France, Getronics was already a well-established entity. Now, thanks to the acquisition, we will be able to serve our customers even better with a broader offer of end-to-end solutions in terms of integration, business software tools (for airports and health systems, for example), multi-cloud management and unified communication”, confirms Francis Weill, Managing Director France and Western & Central Europe for Getronics.
Getronics is the leading European provider of digital transformation solutions with a rich history that extends over 130 years and a consolidated revenue reaching $ 1.3 billion globally. With a presence in 23 countries worldwide and coverage in over 110 countries through the Global Workspace Alliance, Getronics will continue to build local customer relationships and provide local solutions, backed by the strength of a global service delivery organization.
“It goes without saying that we are very pleased with this most recent acquisition”, states Nana Baffour, Chairman and Group CEO of Getronics. “Thanks to this new size, we are ready to fulfill our ambition of being the best partner for our customers in France as in the rest of the world, using the latest technologies to support them in their digital transformations. As ever, it’s a matter of honor for us to consistently deliver the best services and solutions in order to build long-lasting relationships with our customers.”
“Getronics presented the best plan for ITS Overlap employees”, comments Jean-Michel Bénard, Chairman and CEO of the ITS Group. “They will join an ambitious group, with whom we will continue to collaborate on joint opportunities. For the clients and partners of ITS Overlap, too, Getronics was the best project. Thanks to the complementarity of our respective services, but also our specific knowledge of the French market on the one hand and Getronics’ global reach on the other, we will be able to further extend and strengthen our combined portfolios, in order to serve our clients even better.”
Getronics is a global ICT integrator with an extensive history that extends over 130 years and is owned by Bottega InvestCo S.à r.l.
Our vision is to become the preferred partner in business transformation using technology and exceptional people, with a unique focus on happy clients by enabling happy employees. With nearly 9,000 employees in 23 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, North and Latin America, Getronics’ Transformation portfolio brings a strong capability and expertise around Managed Workspace, Applications, Industry Specific Software Solutions, Multi-Cloud Management, Unified Communications and Security services to provide a proactive, end-to-end portfolio to enable the digital user – business or consumer, in both public and private sector.
Getronics is the leading member in the Global Workspace Alliance, a unique model that provides customers with consistent IT services across 110 countries, with one single point of contact and billing entity. The GWA manages 10m workspace assets globally.
About ITS Overlap
ITS Overlap, a subsidiary of ITS Group, is an expert in the construction and implementation of complex IT solutions and the transformation of the Information System. ITS Overlap also has particular knowledge in the provision and implementation of integration projects. It offers to its clients a full range of integration services based on strong technology partnerships.
ITS Overlap offers solutions to the main IT issues: Cloud, Data Management, Network & Security, Virtual Workspace, Production & Supervision, Infrastructure, etc.