EuroSys and VanRoey ICT join forces, strengthening their position as professional ICT service providers
Houthalen & Turnhout, January 13, 2023 - ICT specialist EuroSys announces today that investment company Fortino Capital has taken a significant stake in its company. In June 2022, Fortino also took a stake in sector peer VanRoey.be. By combining the strengths of EuroSys and VanRoey.be, the Belgian market will gain a major player in the ICT services sector for SMEs. The group relies on the knowledge and expertise of its 230 employees to serve their customers with all their ICT needs.
EuroSys announces today that investment company Fortino has taken a significant stake in its company. This puts the company under the same wings as sector peer Van Roey.be, in which Fortino also took a stake six months ago. Like Van Roey, EuroSys is a well-known name in the world of ICT services for SMEs. In Limburg, EuroSys has built a strong position. Van Roey.be did the same in the province of Antwerp. Both companies are therefore highly complementary. The combination creates a new, strong ICT player with a turnover of €60 million.
Both companies are no strangers to each other. Together they stood at the cradle of the purchasing group Qcom 22 years ago, where they have been working together ever since. They have a very similar corporate culture and at the same time very complementary services. For example, EuroSys was the first company in its segment to obtain ISO 27001 certification, making it a forerunner in digital security. It has Platinum status with Dell Technologies and Watchguard. This while Van Roey.be has been known for years as a Networking and Cybersecurity specialist with expertise in Fortinet, HPE- Aruba and Ruckus. Their combined knowledge of Microsoft cloud and managed services makes them unmistakably the ICT partner for SMEs Antwerp and Limburg.
ICT company with ambition
The 3 parties strongly believe in cooperation. Their ambition is to grow further with the group as a leading service provider for the SME landscape in Belgium. We are strongly committed to developing the expertise of our employees and our Great Place To Work certification.
Pat Van Roey, CEO at VanRoey ICT Group: "Nobody denies that ICT has become an indispensable but vulnerable element in the business world. Technology makes our lives easier but the underlying ICT architecture is becoming increasingly complex. Currently, only ICT Service Providers with a clear focus and an extensive team of experts can continue to build up sufficient knowledge to guarantee continuity. By combining the teams and knowledge of Eurosys and VanRoey, together we are moving towards a #NextLevel service level. With our comprehensive managed services solution, we unburden our customers in terms of ICT and protect them from cybersecurity threats."
Mark Lens, Founder of EuroSys: "EuroSys has been on a significant growth trajectory in recent years. In revenue and size, but also in terms of knowledge and services. However, it was clear to us that if we wanted to continue this strong growth in a consolidating market, we had to look for a partnership that could strengthen our growth ambitions. With the support of Fortino Capital and VanRoey as sparring partners, we found that collaboration. What was important for us is the certainty that our employees and our customers will feel at home in this new structure."
Steven De Troyer, Partner at Fortino Capital: "We have a stated ambition to grow further in people, expertise and customer portfolio. The combination of EuroSys with VanRoey ICT fits into our growth strategy where we realize both expertise broadening and geographical expansion. Together, we are well on our way to further taking position as a leading service provider in the ICT landscape."
VanRoey.be, founded in 1993, is an ICT service provider headquartered in Turnhout with offices in Geel, Antwerp and Mechelen. Our expertise includes (cloud) infrastructure, networking, and security. Our focus is on complete unburdening (Managed Services), as well as the security of customer environments as a Fortinet Expert Partner. Because of the different bases of operation, we are always close to our customers. VanRoey.be serves customers in both the public and private sector. More information can be found on www.vanroey.be
EuroSys, founded in 1990, is an ICT service provider with offices in Houthalen-Helchteren. Our service offering focuses on IT and cloud infrastructure, cloud collaboration and communication, managed security and managed services. EuroSys is also actively helping schools make the digital leap through Yes (Your Education Solution). Today, EuroSys serves professional organizations with a majority in Limburg. Learn more at www.eurosys.be
About Fortino Capital
Fortino Capital is an investment company with a focus on B2B software and ICT. Our mission is to support ambitious management teams in realizing their growth plans. We invest in young companies (venture capital) and established companies (growth capital) where growth is an integral part of the strategy. Fortino has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany and invests in North West Europe. Previous Fortino investments include, among others, Odin Group, Teamleader, Efficy CRM, SigmaConso, Cenosco, Mobilexpense, iObeya, etc.