Jean-Francois Bodin and Anders Gratte

Jean-Francois Bodin, CEO of emagine Group and Anders Gratte, CEO of ProData Consult.

ProData Consult joins forces with emagine Group

ProData Consult and emagine Group join forces. Together, the two companies gain a strong foothold in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Copenhagen/Paris 1. September 2021

ProData Consult, the leading Northern European talent-centric provider of high-end business and IT consultants, announces an agreement to acquire emagine Group that holds a strong market position in France, Germany, and United Kingdom.

The transaction, backed by Axcel, is a significant milestone for ProData Consult in its aspiration to grow outside of the Nordics and will be the fourth acquisition ProData Consult undertakes in less than two years.

Utilizing its proprietary IT platform, ProData Consult offers its blue-chip clientele scalability and access to quality-assured high-end business consultants and IT professionals, both through its large network of local freelance consultants and its Nearshoring-as-a-Service delivered from three hubs in Poland.

{  We are convinced that emagine is a perfect match for us both in terms of enlarging our geographical reach, the IT platform synergies to be realized, and our corporate culture. …  }

Anders Gratte

A perfect match

“We are convinced that emagine is a perfect match for us both in terms of enlarging our geographical reach, the IT platform synergies to be realized, and our corporate culture. emagine’s prominent positions in their key markets France, Germany, and the UK fits perfectly with our position in the Nordics and Poland.

The enlarged reach will enable us to offer major domestic and international clients a fully integrated pan-European range of high-end, coherent IT consultancy services”, says Anders Gratte, CEO, ProData Consult.

ProData Consult, based in Copenhagen, reached EUR 202m in revenue in 2020 and employs 150 people. Servicing clients from 14 office locations in Europe and India, emagine Group achieved EUR 150m in revenue in 2020.

The double-digit organic growth ProData Consult has experienced in recent years is fuelled by the fact that digitalization is a top priority for most companies and their management teams in the Nordics and across Europe, according to Anders Gratte.

“Scalability and access to the most skilled IT resources in a flexible, agile, and scalable model is more important than ever in the current unpredictable and fast-moving business environment,” says Anders Gratte.

{  ... emagine is very similar to ProData Consult, and we share the same ambitions to deliver flawless services for IT and digitalization projects. We see great opportunities and look forward to developing synergies and expanding together.  }

Jean-Francois Bodin

emagine is very similar to ProData Consult

emagine Group, headquartered in Paris, incorporates both consultancy and technical expertise in business, information technology, and engineering, providing clients with professional advice and expert skills to further develop and maintain their business performance.

Jean-Francois Bodin, CEO of emagine Group, says: “We are thrilled to join the ProData Consult team, a successful, fast-growing company with a strong IT platform, a great network, and impressive client portfolio. emagine is very similar to ProData Consult, and we share the same ambitions to deliver flawless services for IT and digitalization projects. We see great opportunities and look forward to developing synergies and expanding together”.

The private equity company Axcel announced their acquisition of ProData Consult on July 1st, 2021, and supports the acquisition of emagine Group as an important step in the aspiration to form a European IT consultancy powerhouse.

“With an evident track record of growth, the ProData Consult management team has already done a great job of building a company in a prominent position in Northern Europe. With the acquisition of emagine Group, we are very pleased that this transformative addition has been accomplished so quickly. We believe that ProData Consult’s proprietary IT, strong organization, and the continued market growth, driven by digitalization, will create a strong basis for further expansion, and we are excited about the potential we see ahead”, says Christian Bamberger Bro, Partner at Axcel.

Anders Gratte continues as CEO

Anders Gratte will continue as CEO in the combined businesses post-closing. Jean-Francois Bodin will remain part of management and play an instrumental role in the integration process of ProData Consult and emagine.

The acquisition of ProData Consult by Axcel closed in August 2021. The acquisition of emagine Group is subject to customary regulatory approvals in relevant jurisdictions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021.

About ProData Consult

Established in 1994, ProData Consult is a leading Northern European talent-centric provider of business and IT consultants. ProData Consult offers its customers time and material-based consultants through its freelancer network, Nearshoring-as-a-Service, and vendor management services.

The company had more than EUR 200m in revenues (2020) and employs around 150 FTEs. In 2020, the company had more than 2,600 individual consultants working for some of the largest and most prestigious clients in Scandinavia and Poland.

ProData Consult is headquartered in Copenhagen and has offices in Sweden, Norway, Poland, the Netherlands, and Germany.

https://prodataconsult.com

About emagine Group

emagine Group provides clients with professional advice and expert skills to further develop and maintain their business performance. The focus is to maintain long-lasting relationships and look for ways to develop and deliver innovative technology and services to clients.

The company had a revenue of EUR 150m in 2020 and more than 1,150 individual consultants delivered projects in 24 countries.

The company is headquartered in Paris and has offices in France, Germany,  India, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

https://www.emagine.org

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... Scalability and access to the most skilled IT resources in a flexible, agile, and scalable model is more important than ever in the current unpredictable and fast-moving business environment.

Anders Gratte

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