Amsterdam’s Avedon Capital Partners takes lead as Netherlands’ one of largest MSP with two strategic acquisitions

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Amsterdam-based Avedon Capital Partners, a private equity firm investing in SMEs, announced on Wednesday that it has acquired ICT service providers Detron and Zetacom for undisclosed sums.

The Dutch firm says it will combine the businesses to create one of the Netherlands’ largest independent managed services providers with over 600 employees. 

The company will be led by Tom Tank (CEO), Mark Fait (CFO), Emile Jongboer (CCO), and Dick Dompeling (Managing Director Zetacom).

As a new shareholder, Avedon Capital Partners aims to facilitate and accelerate further expansion.

The proposed acquisition is subject to, among other things, approval from the Autoriteit Consument en Markt (ACM, the Dutch Consumer & Market Authority). 

The acquisition is expected to be finalised in the coming months. Financial details will not be disclosed.

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CEO Tom Tank says, “We are jointly working to combine both companies, instantly resulting in one of the largest Dutch managed services providers in the field of workplace management, UC, networking & security, (healthcare) automation and alarming. Customers will benefit from the increased scale and versatility of expertise, and our employees will benefit from this strong combination, too.”

Detron: IT & telecoms partner 

Detron is an independent IT & telecoms partner with 425 employees and a focus on Digital Workspace, including the underlying infrastructure, connectivity, and security. 

Detron is headquartered in Veenendaal and has offices in Den Bosch, Raamsdonksveer, Heerlen, and Barneveld.

Zetacom: ICT specialist

Zetacom is an ICT specialist and system integrator that helps organisations improve work processes, accessibility, and collaboration, relying on smart technology. 

Over 200 employees work from its headquarters in Zoetermeer and offices in Den Bosch, Breda, and Apeldoorn.

Avedon Capital Partners 

Avedon Capital Partners is a private equity firm with offices in Amsterdam and Düsseldorf, focusing on growing mid-market companies in the Benelux and DACH regions. 

The VC focuses on companies in four sectors: 

  • Business services
  • Software & technology 
  • Smart Industries 
  • Consumer & Health

Willem van der Veer, Investment Director at Avedon Capital Partners, says, “Detron and Zetacom are well-positioned companies with specialist knowledge and expertise in realising and managing complex ICT environments. In addition, they have a strong corporate culture and a healthy dose of ambition.” 

“This is a perfect match with Avedon. We are delighted to be taking these companies to the next level together with management. We will be supporting management in realising further organic growth and acquisitions,” adds Veer.

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