Odin Group acquires Unified and strengthens its national presence as Managed Service Provider
Hengelo/Utrecht, 16th August 2021 - Odin Group has completed another acquisition to strengthen its presence in the Netherlands, with the support of Fortino Capital. Unified, a specialist in infrastructure and managed services for the housing corporation market, will continue as part of Previder (the Managed Services division of the Odin Groep) under the name Previder Corporations. Previder continues to focus on the further verticalisation of its services offering, in order to respond more effectively to its customers’ needs. This acquisition will also strengthen Previder’s national position as Managed Service Provider, with offices in Hengelo, Vianen, Utrecht and Nieuw Vennep. Through this acquisition, Integrated Works will also become part of Previder.
Following this transaction, Odin Group will employ ~650 FTEs and will generate a turnover of 135 million in 2021. Hans Lesscher, the Odin Group’s CEO: “This acquisition will give Previder a leading position in the housing corporation market. It allows us to bundle the expertise, which both Unified and Previder have developed over the past years, in a specific business unit for housing corporations. Providing them with a managed services offering that meets the needs of both large and small housing corporations.”
The Unified acquisition is the third transaction since investment fund Fortino Capital became a shareholder of the Odin Group. Steven De Troyer, Investment Director at Fortino Capital: “The Odin Group has a clear ambition to further grow, both in expertise, customer base, and talent. Hence, the Unified acquisition perfectly fits our growth strategy, as we realise customer base expansion, further market specialisation, and geographical expansion throughout the Netherlands. We are well on our way to become a national IT partner for the healthcare sector, the housing corporations, the government and the SME segment.”
About the Odin Group
The Odin Group offers a home to IT companies and IT professionals. Our companies Previder, Heutink ICT and Winvision support tens of thousands of online workplaces, IT environments, websites and online portals in the healthcare, construction and profit sectors. We also enable more than 900,000 students in primary and secondary education to learn and work via online platforms. Odin Business Support supports its companies within the Odin Group with matters like HR, communication and finance & control, making sure the companies can fully focus on their customers. We make sure our customers can excel in IT, with more than 650 employees distributed across sites in Hengelo, Vianen, Utrecht and Nieuw Vennep. For more information, please visit: www.odin-groep.nl.
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