The AURELIUS Group (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8) has announced the full acquisition of Getronics, the global ICT services group. AURELIUS had previously held a majority interest in Getronics since 2012 and has now purchased the remaining 22 per cent.
Through a strategic acquisitions programme of its own, Getronics has transitioned from a traditional portfolio of workspace services to developing a broader service suite for today’s mobile and cloud enabled enterprises.
In addition to successfully integrating AURELIUS IT subsidiaries from Telvent, Thales and Steria into the business, Getronics has also bought NEC Enterprise Solutions across four countries to further grow its Unified Communications (UC) business. More recently, it acquired T-Systems subsidiary, Individual Desktop Solutions GmbH (IDS) in Germany.
“Over the past few years, Getronics has successfully established itself as a leading independent provider of ICT outsourcing” Mark Cook, Group CEO of Getronics comments. “Based on strategic partnerships with companies like Dell, Cisco, and Microsoft, we have systematically developed our portfolio and successfully met the changing needs of customers. Thanks to the intensive cooperation of partners within the Getronics Workspace Alliance (GWA), the company has expanded the proportion of total revenues created from next generation services, such as Cloud, UC and Applications.”
The AURELIUS management team expects Getronics’ business to grow at a faster rate than the market. The company is focussed on continuing to expand its global presence through organic and inorganic growth, working closely with its subsidiaries and partners to strengthen its long-term market position.
“The acquisition of the remaining shares from Dutch telecommunications provider Royal KPN is a positive step for both Getronics and AURELIUS,” said Dr. Dirk Markus, CEO of AURELIUS. “Getronics has grown its revenues and increased its profitability in the last two years, and we want to continue this growth with the Getronics Group (which includes the Connectis brand).”
The Getronics family is an ICT Services group consisting of the Getronics and Connectis brands and is owned by the AURELIUS Group, a holding company headquartered in Munich, Germany. With an extensive history that extends over 125 years, the Getronics family has approximately 6,000 employees in 18 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific & Latin America, and has a complete portfolio of integrated ICT services for the large enterprise and public sector markets. This includes Workspace, Applications, Communication, Data Centre, Cloud, Consulting, Product and Managed Services.
Getronics is the lead in the Getronics Workspace Alliance, a unique model that provides customers with a consistent IT service throughout the world, with one single point of contact and billing entity, delivering services to 90 countries. The GWA is ranked number 3 globally according to OVUM’s Managed/Maintained End-user Devices with a total of 7.4M assets.
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