Third acquisition this year: Sofigate to acquire Prestantia’s business in Finland
Press release 1/11/2016
Sofigate has acquired the Finnish IT service management company Prestantia. Prestantia’s nine employees will join Sofigate by business transfer to strengthen IT service management service area, especially in BMC Software’s solutions.
Two weeks ago, Sofigate announced that its target is to become the largest company in its field in Sweden by acquiring the leading IT service management consultancy company Daymark AB, specialised in ServiceNow technology solutions. Now Sofigate is strengthening the same service area in Finland by acquiring the business of the Finnish Prestantia. The company has strong expertise in BMC Software’s solutions.
”The demand for IT service management services is significantly growing as digitalisation is driving expert work to become more efficient and automated. ServiceNow and BMC Software are the leading technology solutions in this field and we need to master them both in order to provide our customers with the best service in the market. Prestantia brings us BMC Software talents that are a welcomed addition to our growing expert forces,” said Sami Karkkila, CEO for Sofigate.
The acquisition of Prestantia marks Sofigate’s third move in corporate acquisitions in 2016, after Daymark AB and 3gamma’s business in Finland. According to Sami Karkkila, corporate acquisitions are necessary steps as Sofigate is growing to become an international company of 750 employees and to create a turnover of 100 million euros by 2020.
”We are following closely well-reputed Nordic companies whose business is compatible with Sofigate’s productised management services. The next stop in our path is to become the biggest IT service management company in the Nordics,” said Karkkila.
More recruiting in the Nordics
In addition to corporate acquisitions, Sofigate is emphasizing high quality recruitments. The recruitment target for 2016 was 60 employees, whereas in 2017 Sofigate is prepared to offer at least 100 new jobs in Finland and in Sweden.
”We are constantly looking for new employees, both in Finland and in Sweden. Our doors are open for passionated professionals of IT and business that want to be active influencers in the digitalisation of companies and society.”
For more information, please contact:
Sami Karkkila, CEO, Sofigate
Tel. +358 400 805 446
Sofigate is an IT management powerhouse with a strong role in digitalizing Finnish companies and society. The next step for the company is to become the market leader in the Nordics. The services, practices and automation tools Sofigate offer enhance the productivity of management and support digitalization of business. Included on LSEG’s list of 1000 most dynamic enterprises in Europe, Sofigate currently employs 280 people in Espoo, Tampere, Oulu and Stockholm. Sofigate was founded in 2003 and the group’s turnover in 2015 was 27,9 million euros.