MBCF is pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive sell side advisor, in close collaboration with colleagues from CFI France, to Login Group and Ecart Invest on the sale of Login Consultants to Orange.
With operations and about 140 employees in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, Login Consultants is an international IT services company dedicated to supporting the entire end user computing lifecycle, with expertise in managing all aspects of the transition to a VDI compute environment. Login Consultants helps design, build, migrate and maintain end user computing solutions in an optimal balance between business demand, cost and IT control. It has extensive experience and expertise working with technologies from leading VDI solutions vendors such as Microsoft, Citrix and VMware. Furthermore, it has a track record in creating business relevant add-ons for industry VDI standards, and recently developed its own Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) cloud solution. Login Consultants is widely viewed as a subject matter expert ahead of the pack in advising enterprises through the transition to a VDI platform, including the requirements around data migration, desktop deployment and application delivery.
Orange S.A. is one of the main telecom operators in the world, with annual sales amounting to € 40 billion in 2015 and is listed on the Euronext Stock Exchange in Paris, France. At the end of year 2015, the Orange Group served 263 million customers around the world. Orange stands amongst the world leaders of communication services to multinational corporations. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services (‘OBS’). The development of OBS’ Desktop Virtualization offerings is supported by Neocles Corporate, which is part of Orange Business Services’ Orange Cloud for Business organisation. Neocles Corporate is a leading actor in desktop virtualisation in the French Enterprise market.
The acquisition of Login Consultancy is a sound opportunity to further strengthen Neocles’ virtualisation expertise. Thanks to its team’s expertise and local knowledge of the Benelux and German markets, Login Consultancy will contribute to the boost of Neocles’ internationalisation. The integration of the Group’s teams will be performed in compliance with their respective roles and in the interest of continuity of the existing business and of its development.
Eric-Jan van Leeuwen, CEO at and one of the founders of Login Group, commented, “We are very pleased with MBCF’s representation of Login Group through every step of the sale process. They helped us prepare for and execute a process that led to a successful transaction with Orange. They are clearly experts in the international ICT sector”. Following the transaction Login Group, supported by Ecart Invest, continues focussing on the strong international growth of its software enterprise, including Login VSI, which provides performance insights for virtualised desktop environments and Login AM, which automates the deployment and management virtualised desktop environments.
MBCF facilitated discussions and negotiations with a range of potential international strategic and financial buyers in a competitive process that ultimately resulted in a successful transaction with Orange, which closed 20 July 2016.
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