Almere 5 October 2022 – Enrich, one of Europe’s fastest growing providers of converged contact solutions backed by independent investment firm Waterland Private Equity (« Waterland »), is further strengthening its presence in the Netherlands and Denmark, thus continuing its strategy to purchase and long-term construction. With the addition of Dutch ICT provider Contict BV (« Contict ») and Danish service provider Datel ApS (« Datel »), Enreach enhances its leading position in these markets and adds more skills and productivity solutions along with greater scalability in its voice and connectivity business. This opens up significant new synergies for both companies, particularly through the operational integration and cross-selling opportunities of Enreach’s broad portfolio.
Contict, founded in 2006, is a full-service ICT provider serving over 500 SMEs in the north and east of the Netherlands. Contict offers its customers a strong track record and strong track record in selling cloud communication solutions and other intelligent cloud services. Datel, founded in 1983 and now operating as a member of the KLC Erhverv franchise, serves over 1,000 businesses across Denmark with comprehensive workplace and business telephony solutions and further strengthens Enreach’s leading presence in the Danish market. The addition of Contict and Datel to Enreach will unlock new opportunities for customers in both countries by diversifying the suite of products available, including Enreach’s innovative portfolio of communication and collaboration solutions.
Stijn Nijhuis, CEO of Enreach
Converging contact solutions
The two acquisitions represent a significant step in Enreach’s growth strategy to become a pan-European market leader in converged contact solutions. Rather than just providing functionality, this approach allows Enreach to tap into an ecosystem of powerful productivity tools that extend far beyond the capabilities associated with unified communications (UC) and align much better with customers’ ever-changing needs.
“With a strong portfolio of companies selling cloud communications solutions, Enreach has successfully added and integrated specialist IT vendors over the past two years. This has given us a leading position in many of our European markets. We continue to see accelerated convergence of IT and unified communications driven by an increase in remote working and the adoption of cloud-based collaboration. These two acquisitions, which bring significant skills and knowledge to successfully deliver integrated communications and IT solutions, are representative of our long-term buy and build strategy and strengthen our ability to meet the evolving needs of our customers. We are extremely pleased to welcome Contict and Datel to the group,” says Stijn Nijhuis, CEO of Enreach.
“The latest two acquisitions are another positive step forward for Enreach, particularly in terms of seamlessly integrating productivity solutions into existing communication and collaboration products. With recent add-on acquisitions, Enreach is steadily pursuing its strategy of expanding its customer base across Europe and deepening its existing portfolio. This also further improves the quality of its services, with the customer remaining the central aspect of its business model. Big and continuous steps towards European market leadership”, says Dr. Carsten Rahlfs, Managing Partner of Waterland.
Waterland has extensive experience in the fields of digitization and integration of ICT service providers through its investments in several European countries. In Germany, Waterland already has stakes in companies such as netgo (house of computer systems) and the Serrala group (payment technologies).
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Enreach is a European leader in converged contact solutions with a strong presence in the UK, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Denmark, Finland and the Baltic States. Enreach provides collaboration technology and telecommunication services through its resellers, service provider partners and direct channels. All operations contribute to intelligent, integrated communication and IT solutions that ensure optimal communication and workflow between organisations. Enreach’s mission is to give businesses access to the best communication and collaboration tools with a simple, user-centric interface built around their specific needs and systems. The group’s products put powerful capabilities within the reach of all companies, regardless of industry or size, so their employees can focus on doing great things. Enreach operates in over 25 countries and has over 1,150 employees working in 27 different European offices.
For more information about Enreach, please visit: www.enreach.com
Waterland is an independent private equity investment group that supports companies in realizing their growth ambitions. With substantial financial resources and industry expertise, Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth both organically and through acquisitions. Waterland has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark and Switzerland. In November 2021, Waterland opened its first office in Spain (Barcelona). Waterland manages over nine billion euros of investor commitments.
Reineke Beijdorff, CMO Enreach
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