Avance advises Procuritas in the creation of a new IT services platform based in Finland. The new company has been created through the acquisition of twelve IT services businesses, which include Indatahouse Oy, Indata Oy, ItsPro Oy, Isoweli Oy, Tietokonemaailma Oy, Datanix Oy, Wintunix Oy, R-Office Oy, R-Office Uusimaa Oy, R-Office Itä-Suomi Oy, Soluto and Mikrovirta. After the transaction, Procuritas will become the majority shareholder, with the current entrepreneurial teams continuing in the day-to-day management of their local businesses with significant minority ownership of the wider company.
Frendy will deliver IT services for SME companies in Finland, a target market of more than €1 billion per annum. At inception, the company will have 160 employees in 16 locations across Finland and will be headquartered in Helsinki, with revenues in excess of €33 million.