This partnership is necessary to further realise Cegeka’s ambition.
André Knaepen - CEO
Cegeka is an independent, European ICT service provider. The company supports its customers with IT consultancy assignments, the integration of ICT infrastructure, the development and implementation of applications and outsourcing. The (originally Belgian) ICT company employs 4,270 engaged people. Cegeka has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and supplies services throughout Europe.
EUR 562,5 m
When ambition meets ambition
Since his management buy-out in 1992, André Knaepen has grown Cegeka from a local to a pan-European IT service provider with branches in ten countries. Since 2006, turnover has increased to over EUR 500 million and it is Cegeka’s ambition to continue on this impressive growth path in the coming years. It aims to double its size again within five years.
Through our entire portfolio we see that IT belongs at the heart of business operations and that there is a need for players who can empathise with their customers. From our experience in ICT, we can particularly appreciate Cegeka’s continuous innovation and customer awareness. From the first contacts, we were very impressed by the growth path that the company – led by a broad and motivated management team – has taken in the last ten years.
Together, we build a leading company
Cegeka aims to strengthen its position in existing markets and expand geographically. The management’s ambition is to realise growth both organically and by means of a buy-and-build strategy. We will first concentrate on those countries where we are already active as there is scope there for aligning the services more with the needs of the customers. Outsourcing in general is at the heart of the expansion plans and is to be the engine for further growth.
The BVA (Belgian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association) presented the awards for Belgian companies showing a remarkable growth trajectory with the support of venture capital or investment funds. Cegeka - European ICT service provider - is the 'Growth Company' of the Year 2020