Evernex acquires two new companies

Evernex acquires two new companies

Paris, 12July 2017 - Evernex, the European leader in third-party IT infrastructure maintenance, today announced the acquisition of TTS France, an expert in magnetic and optical backup solutions and CAT Sistemas, a Spanish company specializes in IT infrastructure. With these strategic acquisitions, Evernex is completing its portfolio of services and strengthening its position as a leader in France and Europe's Latin countries.

Supplementing its portfolio of services

With more than 35 years of experience, TTS France is the recognized leader in the repair of tape drives and backup libraries in laboratories

With this acquisition, Evernex will be able to supplement its range of services with very specific know-how. “We consider high-end data storage equipment repairs to be “ultra-technical” work and requests associated with this niche skill-set require test platforms with outstanding capabilities. Today, very few businesses are able to provide this level of proficiency. Thanks to the acquisition of TTS France, Evernex will be able to have access to most libraries and tape drives, using all backup software on the market. This, shall be available for all of our customers, throughout the world,” pointed out Bruno Demolin, Evernex’s chairman.

“The arrival of Evernex will allow us to benefit from the resources we need to further specialize in this niche market for repairing tape drives and backup libraries. Between the complementarity of our skill-set and Evernex’s international exposure, we have everything to gain,” explains Thanong Sengsavang, Managing Director of TTS France.

This merger strengthens the acquisition of Nexeya Services in October 2016, which specialises in the storage of data and backups on the French market.
The acquisition of TTS France allows Evernex to expand its business internationally.

Conquering Europe’s latin market

Evernex’s other strategic acquisition involved the integration of CAT Sistemas, a Spanish company specialised in the maintenance and distribution of reconditioned multivendor IT hardware. This Catalan has an excellent reputation in the local market. Since 16 June, the date of its acquisition, CAT Sistemas and its 10 staff members have made their know-how available to Evernex.

“We have been established in Spain for 10 years, assisting our major international accounts and serving our local customers from Madrid. Our ambition is to become the leading provider of critical IT infrastructure maintenance services in Spain within 3 years. By acquiring CAT Sistemas, we are strengthening our presence in the Iberian market with a Catalan foothold and benefit from a sales team and a customer base that will enable us to boost our sales in the Spanish market and ultimately help us to strengthen our sales in Latin America,” says Bruno Demolin.

“This acquisition is a tremendous opportunity for CAT Sistemas: we were looking to supplement our range of services for over a year. This is also excellent news for our customers who will be offered additional services,” states Daniel Suarez, Managing Director of CAT Sistemas.

Last May, Evernex also opened a subsidiary in Chile. This new office reinforces Evernex’s presence in South America and, more particularly, in Spanish-speaking countries. With this strategic position, the Group intends to reach Argentina, Peru, Colombia and even Ecuador to develop its activities there.

About Evernex

The French company, Evernex, which is majority owned by an investment fund, THE CARLYLE GROUP (NASDAQ: CG), is specialised in the maintenance of IT infrastructure around the world, using a comprehensive range of services from maintenance, to Spare as a Service – SPaaS™, but also additional services such as recycling, secure data disposal, data centre removal and relocation, library repair, IT hardware rental and financial solutions.

Evernex offers services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, to all customer sites worldwide to ensure business continuity and operational user quality, whilst remaining committed to protecting the environment and sustainable development. Evernex provides three quarters of its business services internationally and covers over one hundred and sixty countries across the globe. The group achieved a consolidated turnover of 161 million Euros in 2016.

More information is available at https://www.evernex.com/fr/

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