Danir has expanded its business group with the acquisition of Assistera. Assistera has been active in the market for over 20 years and provides consulting services in IT and technology.
This acquisition has resulted in the development of a new organization in the consulting market as Sigma Society (a subsidiary of Danir) merges with Assistera, both offering qualified IT and R & D consultancy services. This merged company will operate as its own subsidiary under Danir.
The new company will be the third largest consultant broker on the market and is expected to have a revenue of more than SEK 1.1 billion in 2017.The company will be headed by Thomas Goréus (CEO of Assistera) and Jeanette Rumenius (CEO of Sigma Society) and P-O Malm (VP and Sales manager at Assistera).
Dan Olofsson, owner of Danir, comments:
“Danir’s subsidiary Sigma is currently Sweden’s largest privately-owned consulting company, and has had a very strong development since the buy-out from the stock exchange in year 2013. A 30% annual organic growth has resulted in a net increase of 600 employees per year with today over 3300 employees.
The acquisition of Assistera further strengthens Danir’s operations. Overall, with this merger, we are providing a very strong range of IT and technical consulting services are provided to our customers.”
Sigma is expected to have a revenue of SEK 3.7 billion this year. Assistera is expected to have a revenue of SEK 0.75 billion.”
Strengthens the offer to customers
Over the past 10 years, the consulting market has undergone a major transformation: traditional consulting companies are challenged by companies offering broker services that have grown substantially both globally and in the Swedish market.
Jeanette Rumenius, current CEO of Sigma Society, sees the following opportunities:
“In order to further develop the consulting market, we are very pleased to combine Sigma Society, which has its focus in IT and Assistera, which has an R & D profile. We are now expanding our services and strengthening our delivery capabilities.”
This acquisition fits well with Danir’s growth strategy for IT and engineering consultants. An entrepreneurial business management culture with a strong focus on sales is the basis for both Sigma Society and Assistera. Together, both companies have a broad customer base with a strong position in several industries, such as automotive, defense, retail and telecom.
The company will act as an independent specialist supplier of qualified IT and R & D services.
Assistera´s CEO Thomas Goréus explains his views on the merger:
“I feel very positive about the acquisition and look forward to leading the new company. We will focus on becoming the most attractive partner for the best consultants through our ability and interest in developing and matching our consultants to the right assignment. We want to add value for our customers and consultants through genuine commitment in each individual combined with a strong passion for technology.”
Lars Kry, CEO of Sigma IT Consulting concludes with:
“Sigma Society is currently part of Sigma IT Consulting’s management structure and with the acquisition, Sigma Society is becoming an independent company. As a divisional CEO, I see great opportunities for future growth and further develop the broker services with the new company and it will be a good addition to Sigma’s broad portfolio.”
The acquisition is pending the approval of the Swedish Competition Authority which is expected shortly.
For more information, please contact
Thomas Goréus, CEO Assistera
Phone: +46 768 55 99 04
Jeanette Rumenius, CEO Sigma Society
Phone: +46 702 89 96 27
Lars Kry, CEO Sigma IT Consulting
Phone: +46 733 43 43 00
Beatrice Silow, Communications and Marketing Manager Sigma IT Consulting
Phone: +46 703 79 15 06
Hanna Appelgren, Marketing Assistant, Assistera
Phone +46 708 62 00 06