BizzMine gains local presence in the UK via its acquisition of Sercle Software
Kortrijk and Preston, September 5, 2023, – BizzMine, backed by Fortino Capital, today announces the acquisition of Sercle Software, the UK company that has been a commercial partner of BizzMine for many years. As a result, BizzMine establishes local presence in the UK, representing an opportunity for further growth.
In times of uncertainty, the demand for Quality Management Software is high. Proper handling of complaints, monitoring quality in the transport of pharmaceuticals, correct compliance with strict regulations or obtaining ISO certificates, ... These are just some of the applications that BizzMine brings to the market.
Years of experience
Hiren Gandhi, the founder of Sercle, and his team have been responsible for the sales and implementation of the BizzMine software in the UK for many years. Under BizzMine’s umbrella, Hiren will remain the commercial manager of the subsidiary. He and his team will continue to serve their clients with their expertise in various regulated industries.
This acquisition is a new step in BizzMine’s international growth story. Since the entry of Fortino Capital in BizzMine over a year ago, the team experiences positive momentum of this collaboration. The growth has accelerated via international expansion, the team size has doubled, and great progress is being made in the areas of sales, marketing, HR, and so on. As of today, Fortino's experience and expertise is leveraged to scale up operations in the UK and further expand the team.
Hiren Gandhi, Founder Sercle Software: “I am thrilled about our close collaboration with BizzMine. This integration, combined with BizzMine’s exceptional expertise, will play a pivotal role in our efforts to accelerate our presence in the UK market and achieve significant expansion.”
Toon Smets, Investment Director at Fortino Capital: “The acquisition of Sercle reflects another important step for BizzMine to realize its ambition of becoming a leading eQMS player in Europe. We look forward to leverage Sercle’s experience and further grow BizzMine in the UK market.”
Peter De Brabandere, Founder BizzMine: “The UK market for quality management offers many opportunities and great untapped potential. I look forward to strengthening our position and growing strongly with Hiren and his team in the years ahead.”
About Sercle Software
As a business that has been trading for over 10 years serving multiple regulated industries, Hiren and his team continually help customers deploy the right software for their business. The Sercle Software team of experts have experience across multiple standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 17025, ISO 13485, BRC, GMP and others. They help with project planning, implementing software, software configuration, training, and support. Customers in NHS & Healthcare, Pharma, Pharmaceutical Distribution, Police Constabularies and other sectors.
Founded in 1995 as Vivaldi Software, BizzMine develops Cloud and web-based quality management and workflow software. The platform helps customers better track complaints, incidents, risks, documentation, audits, calibrations, improvement actions, training, and more. BizzMine has a global presence through its diversified customer base in 40 countries and local offices in Europe, the U.S., the U.K. and Asia. Among others, H.Essers, Oatly, Carbogen Amcis, Kloeckner use BizzMine software. For more information, visit www.bizzmine.com
About Fortino Capital
Fortino Capital is an investment company focused on B2B software and ICT. Their goal is to help ambitious management teams realize their growth plans. They invest in young companies (venture capital) and established companies (growth capital) where growth is an essential part of the strategy. Fortino has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany and invests in Europe. Fortino's previous investments include People Intouch, VanRoey ICT, Odin Group, Teamleader, Efficy CRM, SigmaConso, Cenosco, MobileXpense, iObeya, etc.