Vianen, May 24 2023 – Avit, network integrator and managed service provider, is partnering with Danish company Wingmen to create a leading European network of like-minded entrepreneurial IT infrastructure and cybersecurity specialists, supported by Dutch private equity firm Quadrum Capital. Operating under the umbrella label "Springboard Network," both parties aim to develop a specialized network of IT infrastructure integrators and managed security service providers. Companies joining as new labels will continue operating under their own names but will collaborate on new initiatives and share knowledge and resources.
Avit and Wingmen are the first two parties to be part of Springboard Network. Both labels anticipate the addition of synergistic industry peers in the near future, and several initiatives and discussions are already underway. The goal is to establish a tight and powerful network of cybersecurity and networking specialists, two complementary specializations. In this way, Springboard Network aims to compete with major European players.
New labels will enjoy various benefits. Collaborative efforts in investing in competencies will enable faster growth for the participating parties. Additionally, participating labels can offer services from other labels to better serve their own customer portfolios. Furthermore, offering international careers within affiliated labels can help attract IT professionals in this competitive job market. The network aims to be a "springboard" for the future of companies, their talent, and their clients.
Existing customers of Avit and Wingmen will initially experience few changes. Springboard Network serves as an overarching label for companies that retain their own identities, but with an addition to their logo. This way, everyone will know that they are backed by a large network of specialized companies with extensive knowledge, expertise, and resources.
Ronald Kraanen, CEO of Avit, stated, "Our ambition is to provide robust support to large internationally operating companies from our European network. Many of our clients are realizing their growth ambitions in Europe, but they prefer to do business with a single international partner with local presence. That's why we want to grow together, establishing a specialized network of IT specialists in Europe. With this network, we can provide even better services to our clients."
Arjan Hoop, Managing Partner of Quadrum Capital, commented, "As an independent investment firm, we assist companies in responsibly achieving their growth ambitions. Avit and Wingmen have demonstrated that their partnership adds value to the current European IT landscape. It is time to exchange their knowledge and expertise with other reputable European companies, and we are pleased to assist in this endeavor."
As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) and cybersecurity specialist, Avit helps organizations add value through innovation. Avit specializes in optimizing mission-critical IT networks. With expertise in Enterprise Networking, Hybrid Work, Cybersecurity, and Hybrid Cloud, Avit offers comprehensive services that enable companies to embrace fully managed, secure, and future-proof networks. With a workforce of over 225 experienced professionals, Avit operates from offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, New Jersey, and Manila. Discover how Avit can elevate your organization's IT infrastructure to new heights at www.avitgroup.com.
Wingmen is a focused system integrator striving to become a leading player in the Danish market. In terms of the number of specialists, Wingmen is one of the two largest specialized Cisco partners with expertise in three technology areas: Enterprise Networking, Security, Collaboration and Datacenter Architecture. Wingmen designs, implements, operates, and serves its customers' IT infrastructure solutions. Wingmen is a Cisco Gold certified partner.
Springboard Network is an overarching European label for cybersecurity companies and network specialists supported by Dutch private equity firm Quadrum Capital. Under this label, a specialized network of IT integrators and managed security service providers is being built. Participating labels collaborate on new initiatives such as innovation, sustainability, and certifications, and share knowledge and resources to deliver excellent complementary services to their clients.
Quadrum Capital is an independent investment firm that helps mid-market segment companies responsibly achieve their (international) growth ambitions. Entrepreneurship, strong involvement, and the contribution of high-quality management experience, networks, and financial strength form the basis of their approach. IT is one of Quadrum Capital's focus sectors, and the company has built a strong track record within this segment in recent years.