Vianen - Avit Group, network integrator and managed service provider, is merging with the Danish company Wingmen. The partnership marks an important step in both parties' ambitions to build a specialist network of Cisco Gold certified integrators and managed service providers in Europe. To realize those ambitions Avit and Wingmen have attracted investment firm QuadrumCapital.
Avit has invested in new products and services in recent years, further strengthening its position as a Cisco and Microsoft Gold Partner. Recently, Avit has shaped its international ambitions with Avit International and Avit Belgium, and offices have been opened in the United States and Asia to further expand the 24/7 follow-the-sun managed services. The merger with Wingmen marks a very important step in the further realisation of a European platform. In total, both organizations have approximately 250 Cisco and Microsoft certified specialists and software developers. In 2021, the combined turnover of Avit and Wingmen is over 100 million euros.
Ronald Kraanen, CEO at Avit Group: "The collaboration with Wingmen is an important step for us in the realization of a specialist network of Cisco Gold Partners in Europe. We see many similarities in our ambitions, business philosophy and culture. The development of new and innovative business models in IT infrastructure is moving very fast. Our customers have a great need for functional integration. We have the ambition to develop faster and more IT solutions and services to support the important transitions and innovations that our customers, especially multinationals and public clients, are facing. By combining our knowledge and expertise with the quality and knowledge of Wingmen, synergy advantages arise, which enable us both to realize our goals even faster."
Kåre Christensen, CEO at Wingmen: "We are pleased to have realized the cooperation with Avit Group. Our international ambitions and longer-term goals match exactly, and we both belong to the top of the market. This merger creates a strong partnership that has unparalleled knowledge and experience when it comes to Cisco's products and services. I look forward to working with Avit on future-proofing our customers' IT infrastructures while achieving our mutual goals."
Rien Nagel, Partner at Quadrum Capital: "As an independent investment firm, we help companies achieve their growth ambitions responsibly. Avit Group and Wingmen are two very reputable parties and are already achieving tremendous growth. With this cooperation and by exchanging their knowledge and expertise, they can further accelerate this growth with our support. I am proud that we can make a valuable contribution to this. "
Avit Group is a quality network integrator and managed service provider that brings networks to optimal performance. Avit Group is an expert in the field of enterprise networking, collaboration & workspace, integrated security and application integration. The certified specialists of Avit Group are able to translate customer ambitions and business processes into a future-proof IT infrastructure and to solve complex integration issues, so that IT adds value to the customer's business. Avit Group is a Cisco Gold Partner and was recently named EMEAR North Enterprise Networking & Meraki Partner of the Year 2021, Collaboration Partner of the Year 2021 and Enterprise Networks & Cloud Partner of the Year 2021. Avit Group has over 180 employees.
Wingmen is a focused systems integrator that aims at becoming a leader in the Danish market. In terms of number of specialists, Wingmen is one of the two largest specialized Cisco partners with expertise in three technology areas: Enterprise Networking, Security and Datacenter Architecture. Wingmen designs, implements, operates and serves its customers' IT infrastructure solutions. Wingmen is a Cisco Gold certified partner.
Quadrum Capital is an independent investment company that helps companies in the mid-market segment to achieve their (international) growth ambitions in a responsible way. Entrepreneurship, strong commitment and the contribution of high-quality management experience, network and financial strength form the basis for this. IT is one of Quadrum Capital's focus sectors and within this segment the company has built a strong track record in recent years.