24 / 05 / 2022
Egeria unites Arcus IT and Accent Automatisering
ZWOLLE, 16 May 2022 – Investor Egeria has acquired majority interests in Arcus IT and Accent Automatisering, creating a strong IT service provider with 300 employees across the Netherlands. With the support of Egeria the group will be able to accelerate its acquisition strategy, aiming to become one of the leading players in IT services for the mid-market.
“The expertise required in areas such as data and security is becoming increasingly important in our sector while talent is scarce,” explains Rob Verbeek, founder and CEO of Arcus IT Group. By joining forces with Accent we further expand our solid position in the northern provinces of the Netherlands while also increasing our shared expertise. With Egeria we will have a strong partner on board to grow at an ever faster pace, and to further expand expertise in our organisation.”
Arcus IT has achieved strong growth in recent years. In 2016 the company had 18 employees, whereas today it has more than 250. Rob Verbeek said: “Since 2016 we have acquired 12 businesses and combined them to create an integrated IT service provider, setting the trend in the consolidation of the market for IT Managed Service Providers. With Egeria we will have a strong partner on board that next to capital brings a lot of knowledge and experience in scaling-up companies like ours.”
Joining forces with Accent
Accent, which has been active as an IT service provider in Sneek for 27 years, is also enthusiastic about the new collaboration. Commercial Director Wim Behage said: “Clients increasingly require complex, multidisciplinary services. To meet this demand we need to increase scale. We are proud to be working with Arcus IT and Egeria to build a nationwide business with a strongly regional character. That gives us assurance that we can continue to offer our clients the best service in the future.”
Strong market position
Sander van Alphen, partner at Egeria, said: “We are looking forward to working with the management of Arcus IT and Accent and to supporting them in pursuing further organic and acquisitive growth. Both businesses have an impressive growth track-record and have a strong market position. We have confidence in the management teams of both companies and look forward to our collaboration.”
Just honest IT. That is what Accent has stood for over the last 27 years. With their focused, no-nonsense mindset and wide expertise, they are a familiar name in Cloud workplaces and telephony environments. The client base is centred on healthcare, financial services, education, and cultural sector.
For further information, please contact Commercial Director Wim Behage (firstname.lastname@example.org, 088 3040500, 06 8117 3230)
About Arcus IT Group
Arcus IT is a leading all-round IT service provider in the Netherlands with eight branches and over 2,500 clients in fields such as accountancy and healthcare. Arcus IT has extensive experience in areas such as online workplaces, Microsoft 365, IT security, VoIP telephony and online back-up solutions. It also has its own Cloud platform and offers public Cloud services such as Microsoft Azure.
For further information, please contact Director Nico Riphagen (email@example.com, 088 0585900, 06 5233 4393)
Established in 1997, Egeria is an independent Dutch investment company focused on mid-sized companies in the Netherlands and DACH region. Egeria invests in healthy businesses with an enterprise value of between EUR 50 million and EUR 350 million, and believes in building businesses jointly with entrepreneurial management teams (Boldly Building Together). Egeria Private Equity Funds has interests in 15 companies in the Netherlands and Germany, while Egeria Evergreen has investments in 7 companies. Egeria’s portfolio companies generate combined revenues of more than EUR 2 billion and employ more than 12,000 people.