M&A SME TICTS
Actacom joins TSH
Actacom has been in the education segment for 30 years and has successfully expanded into the library market over the past ten years, where it has a very good reputation for meeting the IT needs of its customers.
For Lex Prozé, the acquisition by TSH was the logical next step to be able to accelerate the growth of the company: “We see that customers increasingly need a total solution and a directing role from their IT service provider. By working together with other entrepreneurs within TSH, our services can be further expanded while Actacom’s customer-oriented ‘no-nonsense’ approach is retained in the decentralized model. This creates a real win-win situation, and our employees will also have the opportunity to further develop themselves within the TSH group.”
According to Matthieu van Amerongen, CEO of TSH, the acquisition of Actacom fits well within the strategy of the company: “This acquisition extends the leading position of TSH, which already has a strong position in the higher education segment with Vancis, to the primary and secondary education segment. Together with Lex and his team, we will further expand our market leading position in this vertical in the Netherlands. We have the ambition to build the Dutch market leader in IT outsourcing with TSH and to strengthen our position in specific markets through targeted acquisitions of strong market parties. Not through integration and standardization, but by adding a knowledge network, offering financial security and strategic guidance and by sharing best practices.”
After the acquisitions of Vancis (2016), NEH (2018) and DatacenterNext (2019), this is the fourth acquisition for TSH since its inception. TSH has a long-term investment horizon and, in addition to the current strong organic growth, also wants to connect other leading IT outsourcing companies within the group. Strikwerda Investments, a Dutch family investment fund with a strong track record in the ICT sector, is the majority shareholder in TSH and will also become majority shareholder in Actacom through this transaction. A substantial minority interest will remain in the hands of founder Lex Prozé, who will remain active within the company in his current role and will also use his knowledge and network to further develop TSH.”