The acquisition of the managed services provider Danube IT Services GmbH (DanubeIT) by the Belgian IT group Cegeka has been completed.
DanubeIT has about 100 employees in total, with headquarters in Vienna and four additional sites in Germany. The short-term objective is to guarantee continuity for clients and assure Cegeka’s further European growth.
A perfect match
DanubeIT and Cegeka are a perfect match. We have the same customer focus, we both rely on our own data centres to fuel growth with trusted cloud solutions, and we both build application services on that platform, emphasises André Knaepen, founder and CEO of Cegeka.
André Knaepen, founder and CEO of Cegeka
The aim of this deal: to guarantee continuity for clients
Johann Ehm, founder and CEO of DanubeIT, will continue to run the business for Cegeka as Managing Director in Austria. “The integration aims to strengthen the company and expand the local presence as an IT managed service provider in Austria and Germany. The continuity of services for our clients is now guaranteed as we become part of an ambitious European player,” explains Johann Ehm.
Johann Ehm, founder and CEO of DanubeIT
“With the integration of DanubeIT we can now accelerate Cegeka’s development in the DACH region.” ANDRÉ KNAEPEN - FOUNDER AND CEO, CEGEKA
Cegeka: expansion in the DACH region
Cegeka is a full service ICT company with headquarters in Belgium. It employs 3,500 people in 11 European countries and generated a turnover of approximately €370m in 2015. Cegeka took its first steps into Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Italy at the end of 2014 with the acquisition of the Brain Force group. Brain Force Austria and Danube IT will operate under the Cegeka brand name in the DACH region in future.
DanubeIT in the safe haven of Cegeka
DanubeIT is a leading cloud solutions and managed services provider from Austria. Since being founded in 2007, DanubeIT has been on a course of growth. “It has always been part of our strategy to continue our international development together with a strong partner or investor,” explains Johann Ehm. Cegeka now represents the ideal outcome of our search for a perfect partner, combining financial strength with an international footprint.
“I am very pleased to play a part in developing Cegeka into an IT service provider of international standing,” concludes Johann Ehm.