Fortino Capital Partners acquires a stake in Odin Groep, an independent ICT service provider
Odin Groep and Fortino Capital Partners (“Fortino”) today announce that investment company Fortino has taken a majority stake in Odin Groep. The management of Odin Groep believes that Fortino is the right partner to support their growth ambitions and the further development of Odin Groep, whereby delivering excellent customer service will be paramount.
Odin Groep is an independent ICT service provider consisting of the companies Previder, Heutink ICT and Winvision. Odin Groep specializes in IT solutions, cloud hosting, security, managed services and consultancy. Odin Groep relies on the knowledge of its 470 employees to provide its customers with the required expertise in making strategic ICT decisions.
Odin Groep operates from two offices (Hengelo and Vianen), and believes in customer proximity to fulfill the ICT needs of its clients. Odin Groep has a strong presence in the segment of small and medium-sized companies, and has leading market positions in the healthcare sector and primary education. In 2018, Odin Groep achieved a turnover of 82 million euros and an EBITDA of over 15 million euros.
“We see Fortino as the perfect partner to support us in the next phase of our growth“,says Hans Lesscher, CEO and founder of Odin Groep. “After almost 30 years of building the organization together with my team, it is time for the next step forward. Fortino has the knowledge, experience and financial strength that we need to further shape our ambitions. In doing so, we remain true to our principle: providing complete IT solutions that enable our customers to make a difference“.
Duco Sickinghe, Managing Partner of Fortino
Capital Partners: “The ICT market is evolving rapidly, making it increasingly difficult for organisations to surround themselves with the required IT knowledge. We strongly believe in the added value of Odin Groep as a trusted ICT partner for its clients. We look forward to supporting Hans and his employees with the further growth of Odin Groep, both autonomously, as well as opportunities to work more closely together with other companies.“
For more information, please visit www.odin-groep.nl