Atos acquires Dutch platinum Salesforce partner Profit4SF

22 February 2021 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read
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Within two months of scooping a cybersecurity consultancy in the Netherlands, Atos has closed a second deal in the country with the acquisition of Profit4SF. 

The addition of Profit4SF, which is based in Utrecht, adds a team of over 30 employees to Atos in the Netherlands. Profit4SF specialises in Salesforce consulting and implementation work – the firm is a Platinum Salesforce Partner and its team collectively holds more than 160 Salesforce certifications. 

The bolt-on significantly boosts the Dutch Salesforce practice of Atos, and aligns with its global strategy to beef up its capacities in the field. Salesforce is one of the globe’s fastest growing software implementation segments, on the back of the tremendous growth of Salesforce itself. Today, the US giant for CRM software is valued at around $250 billion, up from roughly $100 billion just three years ago.

Atos acquires Dutch platinum Salesforce partner Profit4SF

Acquisitions has been an integral part of Atos’ expansion drive in the domain. Last year, the Paris-listed IT services group bought Salesforce specialists Edifixio in France and Eagle Creek in the United States, adding a 600-strong team to its outfit.

“The acquisition of Profit4SF fits perfectly with our acquisition strategy and strengthens our position in Salesforce expertise both in the Dutch region and globally. Combining Atos’ leadership and comprehensive portfolio with Profit4SF’s strong mid-market experience and solid customer base in the Netherlands will bring immediate value to our customers, partners and teams”, said Peter 't Jong, Head of Atos in The Netherlands. 

For Profit4SF the joining of forces with the much larger Atos will the firm to “better support our national and international customers on their digital journey,” said Leo Leijenaar, de CEO van Profit4SF. He added that the move will allow the firm to put forward a broader proposition to the market, among others by providing more focus on data analytics and cybersecurity 

Atos has been on a M&A campaign over the past two years. Globally the company closed more than ten deals, including that of Motiv ICT Security in the Netherlands in December 2020. De largest deal in the firm’s history however feel through after the shareholders of US-based DXC Technology snubbed Atos’ $10 billion ‘friendly’ bid.