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Eshgro acquires managed services activities from Provide

Eshgro becomes the new shareholder of the managed services activities of Provide. With this, Eshgro, which recently joined Total Specific Hosting (TSH), takes the first step in its renewed growth phase. Provide, operating from offices in Maastricht and Utrecht, thus gains access to knowledge and scale advantage of Eshgro, strengthening its competitive positions.

"The separation of our MSP activities is a logical consequence of the developments in the market of specialization and scaling. The transfer of MSP activities ensures continuity of organization and service for our customers. We are confident that Provide's Managed Services activities are in good hands within Eshgro."

The MSP activities of Provide have grown since the start in 2002 into an organization with over 40 employees and has a deep knowledge of the SME+, a high service level (XLA) towards end users and a full scope ICT outsourcing services package.

Mike Dawud, CEO of Provide: “The separation of our MSP activities is a logical consequence of the developments in the market of specialization and scaling. The transfer of MSP activities ensures continuity of organization and service for our customers. We are confident that Provide’s Managed Services activities are in good hands within Eshgro.”

Edwin de Ruijter, CEO of Eshgro: “The acquisition of Provide is a logical step for us in the next growth phase as part of TSH. By combining organic growth with acquisitions, we are further expanding our portfolio and customer base. We can help Provide’s customers accelerate the transition to the cloud with our self-developed Smarter365 platform. In this way, even more customers can use Eshgro’s proven cloud solutions. We look forward to working together.”

TSH is the leading group of collaborating Dutch ICT outsourcing companies founded by Strikwerda Investments (SI). SI is a family investment company that focuses on healthy, ambitious, medium and large SMEs. It is a Dutch investment fund with a strong track-record in the ICT sector. TSH has a long-term investment horizon and, in addition to the current strong organic growth, also wants other leading ICT outsourcing companies to join the group.