Communicate gets new owners and enters into agreement with Credo Partners

Communicate Norge AS becomes Norway's leading Microsoft consultancy company, together with Skill AS, Albatross IT Consultants AS (AITC), Pilaro AS and eSeven AS.

Ranja Ovedal

On Wednesday 24 November, Communicate Norge AS signed an agreement with Credo Partners to become part of their business with the project name Aimbot. The acquisition is expected to be completed during 2021.

About Aimbot

Aimbot is the project name of Credo Partner's new investment platform within IT services, and after the acquisition it will consist of the companies Communicate, Skill, AITC, Pilaro, and eSeven. The companies represent Norway's largest independent Microsoft partner with expertise within development, implementation, and maintenance of critical IT solutions, including physical and cloud-based infrastructure, critical business applications such as ERP, CRM and MS 365, data- and integration platforms as well as data modelling and analysis.

In total, the companies have a turnover of just under NOK 500 million with employees at offices in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Sandnes, Asker, Tønsberg, Sarpsborg and Halden.

Facts

The acquisition of Communicate completes the platform

With the acquisition of Communicate, the other companies are provided with expertise in integration and development, digital service platforms and consultancy related to strategy, digitalization, and architecture. Through cooperation with the other companies, Communicate will be able to offer a broader service portfolio to its stable customer database, which includes some of Norway's largest companies.

After the merger, the sum of the companies' expert competences covers Microsoft's entire product portfolio and makes the group a total supplier of Microsoft technology, which provides a stronger delivery than the companies have been able to provide individually. At the same time, today's local anchorages focus on proximity to customers and the companies' unique cultures must be maintained and further developed.

To become part of this collaboration and help build a holistic platform with delivery capability across the Microsoft portfolio is incredibly exciting! Communicate has built up a strong market position over 25 years within integration and digital service platform, and together with the other companies, huge opportunities, which we could not have taken alone, are now open for us. So just roll up your sleeves and start this exciting journey!

Espen Stensund, CEO of Communicate Norge AS

About cooperation and the future

With Communicate, we now have more than 300 employees, who are ready to help existing and new customers develop their business using Microsoft software. We are incredibly happy that Communicate chose us and we are pleased to have even more competent and motivated employees on board. Together we will create Norway's largest and most competent independent Microsoft competence center.

Odd Nymark, CEO at Aimbot AS

We started the Aimbot project in June 2021 through the acquisitions of Pilaro and eSeven and set ourselves the goal of spending 3 years acquiring the skills we needed to offer IT services with a holistic approach based on Microsoft technology, to large SMBs and enterprise customers in Norway. After the acquisitions of Skill and AITC in October and now Communicate, we can call ourselves a total supplier – after 6 months in operation -, which means that we have bought ourselves more time to develop the group into being the leading Norwegian “next-generation” IT service player that the companies deserve to be. We are very excited to have Communicate on board. The company possesses unique competences built up over more than 25 years, and we have gained a very good impression of the employees we have met through the process, and we look forward to our cooperation.

Gudmund Killi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aimbot AS and Managing Partner at Credo Partners AS

Ranja Pedersen Ovedal, CMO Evidi
ranja.ovedal@evidi.com