Aeven enters into an agreement to acquire Sentia
9 October, 2023
Aeven, the provider of adaptive digital IT infrastructure solutions in Denmark, has entered into an agreement to acquire Sentia, a Danish-based supplier of cloud solutions, which is headquartered in Herlev, Denmark.
Established in 2000, Sentia designs, develops and manages complex and critical application landscapes for the cloud.
As part of the acquisition, Sentia’s Danish operations, solutions portfolio, client relations and 200 employees will become part of Aeven. This will enable Aeven to expand its offering and its customer base, to provide solutions for Danish small and mid-sized companies, as well as to strengthen its existing capabilities. Sentia’s client-centric and tech-driven approach provides a complementary fit to Aeven’s operations.
As part of Aeven, Sentia will continue to operate as a standalone business and will continue to be managed by its current leadership team, supported by the newly established Board of Directors comprising members of Aeven and Agilitas Private Equity LLP (“Agilitas”), the backer of Aeven.
Since Agilitas, the pan-European mid-market private equity firm, backed the buyout of Aeven in April 2023, the company has focussed on driving its transformation strategy whilst continuing to manage day-to-day operations, accelerate business development and capitalise on relevant opportunities.
CEO of Aeven, Henrik Bodskov, commented:
“Yet another milestone in the history of Aeven has been reached today with the agreement to acquire Sentia. The acquisition will add further expertise to our cloud service delivery – to the benefit of both Sentia’s and Aeven’s clients. We are eager to start utilising the synergies between our two companies, and to address the market together as a leading supplier of adaptive digital infrastructure. The acquisition of Sentia is an important step of Aeven’s growth strategy and we are pleased that we are able to add 200 talented new colleagues to our group within the first six months of operating as a standalone company.”
Managing Director of Sentia, Jakob Høholdt, commented:
“With the rapid consolidation of the sector, Sentia has played an increasing and leading role in the Danish cloud industry in recent years. The backing of Aeven is the next step in our journey, and we are excited about the benefits this will bring to our clients and our employees. This opportunity offers tremendous potential, as we add capabilities around multi-cloud and digital experience insights and gain access to a variety of services that will bring additional value.”
Partner at Agilitas and member of the Board, Kevin Iermiin, commented:
“This acquisition is part of the strategic transformation plan for Aeven that we have supported since we backed the company earlier this year. We are delighted with the growth of the Aeven business to date, and this add-on will open new doors for the company by strategically complementing its offerings and capabilities.”
Terms of the acquisition will not be disclosed, and the transaction is subject to approval from the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority. The acquisition is expected to be completed upon authority approval in Q1 2024.
Aeven helps companies in critical industries stay on course in a changing world by offering adaptable, specialized, and locally anchored digital infrastructure. Built on a foundation of trust forged through genuine human relationships, we help businesses find the right balance of stability and fluidity – enabling them to navigate uncertainty and thrive. Headquartered in Søborg, Aeven employs approximately 1,400 people across Denmark, the Czech Republic, and the Philippines, and has two fully owned data centers located in the Copenhagen area. Aeven provides leading digital solutions – including hybrid, public, and private cloud, infrastructure operations management, cybersecurity, and SAP – to some of the largest private and public institutions in Denmark.
Sentia improves the way organizations, people, and technology work by helping to transform, control and optimize their IT landscapes, workplaces and applications. From any cloud. To any cloud. In any cloud. With Sentia’s passionate and cloud-minded team, the company takes an approach that is client-obsessed and technology-driven. Sentia supports organizations and solve their most complex technology challenges to create meaningful business impact and gain competitive edge. Read more here.
About Agilitas Private Equity LLP
Agilitas is a pan-European, mid-market private equity firm. The firm invests in high-quality, defensible businesses with opportunities for significant step changes, creating long-term value through business transformation. Agilitas has a patient, sector-focused approach to investing and a strong track-record of dramatically transforming and growing companies. Agilitas is highly selective, targeting businesses that serve human and planetary needs.