Claranet strengthens its market offer with acquisition of French MSP Diademys

  • Claranet expands its size and position as leader of hosting and outsourcing of business-critical applications
  • With the new acquisition, Claranet continues its growth strategy and now has more than 390 employees and 1,100 customers in France

Leading pan-European managed services provider (MSP) Claranet has acquired Diademys, in a move that has significantly expanded the company’s size and reach in France. The acquisition positions Claranet as one of the most ambitious and dynamic players in the French hosting market.

Diademys was founded in 2006 and quickly became a visible and respected player in the managed services and cloud market, and is particularly known for its expertise in the hosting and management of critical business applications for mid-market organisations. Based in Suresnes and Caen in France, the company has an annual turnover of €26 million, employs 120 staff and works with 200 clients from a wide range of sectors.

With an ambitious growth strategy, the Claranet Group has grown steadily in Europe, both organically and by acquisition. Diademys represents the latest in a wave of acquisitions made by the company across Europe over the past 18 months. The Group’s annual revenues now stand at £192 million, employing more than 1,100 staff and working with 5,500 customers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands.

Commenting on the acquisition, Diademys’ CEO, Fabrice Tetu, said:

We are backing Claranet for a number of reasons. The company has an aggressive and innovative strategy and wide presence across Europe, but, critically, it has retained its independence and is able to be agile in the face of changing market conditions. Claranet’s ethos matches that of our own and becoming part of the Claranet Group will bring significant opportunities for both our employees and customers. We have a great story to write together.”

Olivier Beaudet, CEO of Claranet France, added:

The acquisition of Diademys is a real opportunity for Claranet to strengthen its leading position in the French hosting market. We now have nearly 400 employees in France, a turnover of €76 million, and one of the broadest hosting portfolios in the country, and we are now in a great position to further accelerate our growth. This is great news for all of our customers, who will benefit from our expanded service offering, and is a great opportunity for our employees who will be able to benefit from new career opportunities.”