January 2019

Deal Announcement

ICT Group buys Swedish IT consultancy firm Additude

Oaklins supports ICT Group with acquisition of Additude

Oaklins served as exclusive buy-side advisor to ICT Group, the Dutch listed and leading industrial technology solutions and services provider, on the acquisition of Additude. Additude, located in Malmö, Sweden, is one of Sweden’s leading IT consulting firms and offers market-leading services within industrial innovation processes, project engagements and consultancy. Customers include many of Sweden’s largest and technology-intensive companies.

Oaklins performance

Oaklins, through its dedicated global team of sector and strategy experts, delivers unparalleled growth equity and ECM services for determining efficient international expansion strategies. Leading the transaction for Oaklins were Gerbrand ter Brugge (NL), David van Ass (NL), Sven-Ake Lewin (Sweden), Lars Gustafsson (Sweden) and Mattias Helmrich (Sweden).

As part of its mandate, Oaklins involved its offices in the Nordic countries, which in the course of two weeks provided ICT Group with input on relevant local targets and market intelligence. Additude immediately became a shortlisted party following this extensive market scan. Oaklins’ teams in the Netherlands and Sweden together assisted ICT Group and executed the transaction from start to finish. Gerbrand ter Brugge, Partner Equity & ECM Advisory Oaklins Netherlands: “Additude fits perfectly with ICT Group’s international expansion strategy, in which the Northern European countries are defined as important spearhead. This transaction was well picked-up by the market with a share price increase of 27%.”

The target company

With over 160 professionals Additude realizes an annual turnover of around € 16 million. The company provides software and engineering consultancy services supporting customers in their innovation processes, product development and growth strategy. Additude’s total range of services is primarily aimed at the IT and engineering markets. They have been appointed the prestigious “Gasell” award by Dagens Industry (The Swedish Financial Magazine) during 2016, 2017 and 2018. This distinction is awarded annually to the fastest growing companies in Sweden.

Financial terms of the deal are not disclosed.

“Pleasantly surprised by Oaklins. It showed deal ownership and one face to the sellers, even though this was a cross-border deal between Sweden and the Netherlands.”

Jos Bleije, CEO ICT Group

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“We are glad to have contributed to the ongoing success of ICT Group and look forward to further executing the company’s growth strategy.”

Gerbrand ter Brugge, Partner Equity & ECM Advisory Oaklins Netherlands

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