Wednesday, 19. August 2020

Acquisition of dicom: ALSO Strengthens Solutions and Service Business

ALSO   takes   over   dicom   Computer-Vertriebsges.m.b.H., an   Austrian   Value   AddDistributor. The acquisition is  part of the systematic expansion of ALSO’s Solutions andServices business and at the same time complements the company’s portfolio of productcategories and vendors.

For ALSO, the acquisition will give access to new interesting customer groups, mainly in the B2B and public sector. Dicom’s expertise will also be an important part of ALSO’s Solutions portfolio for its resellers. The company sees an increasing trend towards cloud-based or hybrid solutions in the data  center  sector. 

The  knowledge  of  the  dicom  team  in  the  design  and  installation  of  IT  infrastructures will therefore be used to quickly expand the offering in this area.At the same time, the acquisition means an expansion of the ALSO ecosystem on the vendor side, because not all of the vendors dicom works with – Citrix, Sophos, and Fujitsu with the full range of services – were previously part of the ALSO portfolio.

"The company’s profile fits perfectly into our Solutions business model and will continue to drive ALSO  forward  in  this  area.  We  have  the  same  mindset  and  are  therefore  convinced  that  the  integration will proceed very fast and successful," said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG (SIX: ALSN).

Dicom’s customers, with whom the company generated revenues of approximately 30 million euros in  financial  year  2018/2019,  will  also  benefit  from  the  acquisition,  which  is  still  subject  to  the  standard  regulatory  approvals.  ALSO  not  only  gives  them  access  to  new  vendors  and  product  categories. With ALSO’s Service business model they can expand their offerings via the ALSO Cloud Marketplace towards cloud-based Workplace- or Device-as  -a-Service solutions and thus enter the lucrative, usage-based as-a-Service business.

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Beate Flamm
Senior Vice President Communication
Telephone: +49 151 61266047

ALSO  Holding  AG

ALSO  Holding  AG  (ALSN.SW)  (Emmen/Switzerland)  brings  together providers  and  buyers  of  the  ICT  industry. ALSO offers more than 660 vendors of hardware, software, and IT services access to over 110 000 potential buyers, who can call a broad spectrum of other customized services in the logistics, finance, and IT services sectors, as well as traditional distribution services. From the development of complex IT landscapes, the provision and maintenance of hardware and software, right through to the return, reconditioning, and remarketing of IT hardware, ALSO offers all services as a one-stop shop. ALSO is represented in 23 European countries and generates total net sales of approximately 10.7 billion euros with around 4 000 employees in the fiscal year 2019. The principal shareholder of ALSO Holding AG is the Droege Group, Düsseldorf, Germany.
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Droege Group

Droege  Group  (founded  in  1988)  is  an  independent  advisory  and  investment  company  under  full  family  ownership.  The  company  acts  as  a  specialist  for  tailor-made  transformation  programs  aiming  to  enhance  corporate value. Droege Group combines its corporate family-run structure and capital strength into a family-equity business model. The group carries out direct investments with its own equity in corporate spin-offs and  medium-sized  companies  in  “special  situations”.  With  the  guiding  principle  “execution –  fol lowing  the  rules of art”, the group is a pioneer in execution-oriented corporate development. Droege Group follows a focused   investment   strategy   based   on   current   megatrends   (knowledge,   connectivity,   prevention,   demography,  specialization,  future  work,  shopping  4.0).  Enthusiasm  for  quality,  innovation,  and  speed  determines the company’s actions. In recent years Droege Group has successfully positioned itself in domestic and international markets and operates in 30 countries.
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