Claranet acquires Dutch IT services provider Quinfox

Acquisition enhances Claranet’s capabilities in the healthcare and accountancy sectors

Claranet has acquired Dutch IT services provider Quinfox, a specialist in providing digital services for accountancy, healthcare and public sector organisations. The acquisition, which is the third acquisition that the Claranet Group has made this year, enhances the company’s market position in the Netherlands considerably and puts it in a strong position to pursue further growth.

Netherlands-based Quinfox was founded in 1998 has specialised on providing Hosted Desktop, Application Hosting and Professional Services. The company, which has 20 staff, specialises in working with organisations in the healthcare, public sector and accountancy sectors, and counts some big names in its customer base, including Danone, Baker Tilly Berk, Jeroen Bosch Hospital, and the province North-Brabant and the municipality 's-Hertogenbosch.

Quinfox’s founders, Huub van den Bosch and Geert Mossink, will be closely involved with the newly-acquired company to capitalise on the growth opportunities it will bring. Geert Mossink retains an important management position within the organisation, serving as Service Director.

With an ambitious growth strategy, the Claranet Group has grown steadily in Europe over the past five years, both organically and by acquisition. The Group has annual revenues of over £325 / €370 million, employs more than 2,000 staff and works with over 6500 customers across the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Italy, and Brazil.

Commenting on the acquisition, Wiebe Nauta, Managing Director of Claranet Benelux, said:

The collaboration with Quinfox gives Claranet the opportunity to strengthen its position in the Dutch market. We now have more than 125 employees in the Netherlands, a turnover of €20 million and one of the widest IT portfolios in the country. Much like Claranet, Quinfox has cultivated excellent and long-lasting relationships with its customers, making it a great fit culturally. In the coming period we therefore, plan to keep the existing operation intact and focus on synergetic benefits of joining forces. This is great news for customers, who will benefit from our combined expertise and a wider range of services. "

Geert Mossink, co-founder of Quinfox, commented:

We are delighted to join forces with Claranet. Being part of a larger organisation with a broad portfolio of IT capabilities provides us with various benefits, giving us the opportunity to grow and provide our customers with access to more innovative services. We can now take far-reaching steps with optimum security and flexibility in our services."

Huub van den Bosch, Quinfox’s co-founder, added:

Claranet is one of the most established and well-respected IT services providers in Europe and has a very strong footprint in the Netherlands. In our continuously growing market that is subject to constant change, it is important that we have the right resilience to maintain our position."