Company profile

RES Software was founded in Den Bosch (The Netherlands) in 1999 and has grown from a start-up company into a global market leader in the field of user workspace management. Mid 2017, the company operates in 27 countries with a team of over 250 people and counts about 2 500 customers worldwide. RES is a digital workspace software company focused on improving the consumption of IT services through secure, automated workspace and identity provisioning. In July 2017 it was acquired by US based Ivanti, a global leader in integrating and managing the IT digital workplace. RES‘ flagship offering addresses user environment management and identity governance across physical, virtual, and cloud environments via its converged platform. Their capabilities for bulk provisioning and de-provisioning user accounts will combine with Ivanti’s process automation to help IT organizations more effectively automate onboarding and off-boarding processes.

Since Gimv’s initial investment in spring 2010, RES expanded fast geographically in Europe and later on also in North America, the customer base grew significantly and revenues tripled. Gimv supported RES in its growth not only with financial support, but also with our expertise and via a valuable and professional partnership.

  • Activity: User workspace management
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  • Location: the Netherlands
  • Entry: 2010
  • Deal contact: Elderd Land
  • Platform: Smart Industries
  • Staff: 250 (2017)

Elderd Land, Partner

Elderd Land joined Gimv in 2000, investing in the Health & Care and Technology sectors. He is an engaged board member and sparring partner for the entrepreneurs with focus on business building and value creation in the portfolio companies. He holds board seats at Equipe Zorgbedrijven, Eurocept and Oldelft Ultrasound. Previously he managed the investments in a.o. 3mensio Medical Imaging (acquired by Esaote), GreenPeak (acquired by Qorvo) Liquavista (acquired by Samsung), RES Software (acquired by Ivanti), and actively supported other Gimv investments such as Telenet (Euronext) and Option (Euronext).

Prior to joining Gimv, Elderd worked at ABN AMRO Corporate Finance as head of the telecom sector team in Amsterdam, and at KPN Telecom in the International Business Development group. In both roles, he was involved in a wide range of M&A transactions in Europe and Asia.

Elderd holds a Master in Business Administration from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (the Netherlands).


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