International facilities management provider Servest has partnered with Bottega InvestCo, in the acquisition of integrated ICT services company Getronics.
The transaction, which is supported by Investec, will enable Servest to play a leading role in the workplace technology market and provide a seamless FM and mobile technology offering to its growing client base and comes at a time when workplace management is increasingly focused on digital transformation through the development of smart buildings and the Internet of Things.
With operations in 22 countries and covering more than 100, Getronics provides a complete portfolio of integrated ICT services including solutions focused on Workspace Management, Managed Cloud, UC & C, Network and Applications, for large corporates and the public sector. It has in-depth experience in application and solutions development and provides FM-specific products in the corporate, healthcare, and transport sectors among others.
In addition, Getronics has five global multi-language service centres that will support Servest’s expansion across Europe and Asia by providing help desk solutions which offer insight on customer satisfaction, churn rates, service issues, and contractor performance, integrating different communication technologies such as instant messaging, chat, telephone and email. This will enable Servest to reduce help desk demand, expand contact service hours and improve service delivery time.
“This transaction will allow Servest to lead the way in bringing smart building technology and the Internet of Things to our FM customers globally. While other FM companies have formed partnerships with ICT providers, the Getronics acquisition will ensure that our joint offering to our customers is seamless,” said Rob Legge, Group CEO at Servest.
Nana Baffour, who led the transaction on behalf of Bottega InvestCo and is also a majority shareholder of Bottega and President & CEO of Grupo Cimcorp, said: “The transaction brings together the ICT experience of Grupo Cimcorp and Getronics with the leadership of Servest in the facilities management sector. It will enable the creation of innovative technology-based FM solutions and will allow the growth of a truly global customer base. It is a unique opportunity to bring value to the market.”
Servest is a leading facilities management provider, employing more than 50,000 people globally.
Servest prides itself on its transparent, innovative, partnership approach. It self-delivers value-for-money bespoke solutions to clients across all sectors, including retail, leisure, public, healthcare, education, commercial, construction, transport and logistics. Servest offers specialist services which can be bundled or integrated to suit clients’ needs.
The integrated FM company operates internationally, with corporate head offices based in Bury St Edmunds, UK, and Johannesburg, South Africa.
The company takes an active role in the worldwide facilities management community and is a member of various associations and confederations.
The Getronics family is an ICT Services group consisting of the Getronics and Connectis brands. With an extensive history that extends over 125 years, the Getronics family has nearly 4,500 employees in 22 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific & Latin America, and has a complete portfolio of integrated ICT services for the large enterprise and public sector markets. This includes Workspace, Applications, Unified Communications, Data Centre, Cloud, Consulting, Partner Technology, Managed Services and Security.
Getronics is a leading member in the Global Workspace Alliance, a unique model that provides customers with a consistent IT service throughout the world, with one single point of contact and billing entity, delivering services to over 100 countries. The GWA manages 9.9m workspace assets globally, and was ranked number 3 by OVUM among other leading global vendors for workplace management.
One of the 10 most important ICT service providers in Brazil, it offers innovative solutions in network, datacenter, cloud computing, UC&C and workspace. With over 600 employees and 3,000 customers throughout the Brazilian territory, its mission is to support its customers on the Digital Transformation journey.
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