Bratislava, 12 July 2012 – Slovak IT systems integrator Soitron, a.s. and Turkish systems integrator Sekom A.S. announced today that they have reached an agreement to establish a joint venture through Soitron acquiring a 51% stake in Sekom. The partnership is effective 4 July 2012, and is a result of extensive joint discussions about strategic cooperation. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
“We are delighted to welcome Sekom in the Soitron Group family. In the Turkish market, Sekom is a significant player in the fields of networking and telecommunications. There are many synergies which will help both partners to move forward and we believe these positive changes will soon be remarked by our customers as well. Both companies share a common aim – to provide world-class services to our customers.” says Mr. Ondrej Smolár, CEO Soitron, a.s.
One of the strategic goals of Soitron, which has been operating in the European market for more than 20 years, is to continuously grow its international presence.
Mr. Peter Horňák, Mergers and Acquisitions Director of Soitron, contributes: “Continuing our efforts to grow Soitron internationally, this is our 5th acquisition. Our aim is to be recognized as the leading systems integrator in the region. I am confident that this acquisition will not only strengthen our partnerships with strategic vendors but will also facilitate to better serve our multi-national clients”.
“This partnership will help us expand our product portfolio and enrich our services suite ensuring wider coverage and customer satisfaction excellence. Building upon the IT experience gained over 20 years of field operations and in-house capabilities of valuable resources of two companies, I have no doubt that our valued customers will benefit most from this partnership. This partnership will also complement our vision to become the leading and top-rate reputable company in IT industry in the geography including Turkey“, contributes Mr. Sami Ezberci, CEO and Partner, Sekom.
A new Sekom Board of Directors was appointed as a result of the acquisition process. No personal changes are planned in current Sekom management, organizational or employee structure. In the near future, this strategic step will allow clients of both companies to benefit from an expanded product portfolio, professional services in new areas and better customer care.
Sekom has been operating in the Turkish market since its foundation in 1992 as a systems integrator especially in areas of Deep Packet Inspection, Ca-TV Infrastructure, Security, Unified Communications, Routing, Switching and Video solutions. Sekom addresses needs of telecommunication, finance, government and education segments. Strong market position and deep technological expertise are reflected in long-term Cisco partnership, recently awarded Cisco’s Service Provider Partner of 2012 and inclusion in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking. Currently Sekom has 65 employees in three branches in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir and current annual turnover of 35 mil. USD.
For more information please visit www.sekom.com.tr