Cegeka to Acquire CTG for $10.50 Per Share, Enhancing Value to Customers Across North America and Europe
Cegeka finds in CTG a partner that complements its customer and service portfolio and strengthens Cegeka’s capabilities and knowledge. Cegeka and CTG together can deliver enhanced value to customers across North America and Europe. Cegeka will acquire CTG for $10.50 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $170 million. The acquisition is expected to bring Cegeka to an annual turnover in 2024 of €1.4 billion, employing over 9,000 people in 18 countries.
HASSELT, BELGIUM/LIMBURG and BUFFALO, N.Y.—August 9, 2023: Cegeka Groep nv (“Cegeka”), a leading European IT solutions company, and Computer Task Group, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CTG) (“CTG”), a leader in North America and Western Europe helping companies employ digital IT solutions and services to drive their productivity and profitability, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Cegeka agreed to acquire CTG for $10.50 per share of common stock in an all-cash transaction, representing an implied equity value of approximately $170 million.
CTG is a leading provider of digital transformation solutions with a strong client base across high-growth vertical markets, focused primarily on healthcare, finance, energy, manufacturing, and government. The Company had $325 million in 2022 revenue and $306 million in trailing 12-month revenue as of June 30, 2023. CTG operates in three segments: North America IT Solutions and Services, Europe IT Solutions and Services, and Non-Strategic Technology Services. Since 2018, CTG has transformed into a provider of recurring and higher-margin Solutions work, which has significantly expanded its gross margin from 19.1% in 2018 to 28.1% as of June 30, 2023.
This transaction aligns with Cegeka’s long-term strategic vision for growth and ambition. "This merger is a logical next step in the continuous growth journey of Cegeka. In CTG, we find a partner that complements our customer and service portfolio and strengthens our capabilities and knowledge," said Stijn Bijnens, CEO of Cegeka.
“Together, we can deliver enhanced value to customers across North America and Europe. As we proceed with the acquisition process, we look forward to welcoming the employees of CTG across India, Colombia, Europe, and North America,” said André Knaepen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cegeka.
“We are excited to enter into this transaction with Cegeka, which is a testament to the significant efforts we have undertaken to drive our transformation strategy to make CTG a pure-play digital IT solutions provider,” said Filip Gydé, CTG President and CEO. “At CTG, our mission is to drive better, faster results for our customers with high-value digital transformation solutions. In Cegeka, we are pleased to have found a partner that will enable us to accelerate this important work. We are confident that joining with Cegeka is in the best interest of our employees, will continue to drive the high-value services and solutions our customers have come to expect, and will deliver immediate value to our shareholders.”