3. června 2013

Servodata Announces the Acquisition of S-COMP Centre

Through this acquisition, Servodata will strengthen its professional services team, especially in the areas of training, virtualized infrastructure and solutions using Microsoft platforms.

Servodata and S-COMP Centre CZ announced the conclusion of an acquisition agreement. Through the takeover, Servodata will strengthen its team of experts in the Microsoft Professional Services field, specializing in Citrix platform virtual infrastructures and professional training. This acquisition fits well into Servodata’s long-term growth strategy, as envisioned by Genesis Capital, the company’s majority owner.

“The acquisition of S-COMP Centre will allow us to integrate a complementary set of client services in the area of Microsoft product training. While Servodata deals mainly with the training of system administrators through its DataScript subsidiary, S-COMP Centre is a company that specializes in the professional training of users. We also anticipate making good use of S-COMP Centre’s experience as an ICT services solution provider," said Rostislav Jirkal, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Servodata.

S-COMP Centre CZ is a Czech company serving the Czech market in the area of computer training and requalification and it has been accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education to provide these services since 1991. As a further evidence of the quality of its services, the Company has been officially accredited as a Microsoft Authorized Education Training Center since 1995. In addition it became a "gold partner" (Gold Certified Partner) of Microsoft in 2003. Besides training, the Company also provides services in the field of ICT business solutions.

“Having become a part of a larger entity, we will be able to offer our customers a more comprehensive portfolio of services in the area of training and business solutions. We are highly pleased to have the opportunity to partner with such an experienced and promising company and we are confident that together with Servodata, we will be able to further develop our current business and strengthen our competitiveness in the constantly evolving market for ICT services," added Zdeněk Sünderhauf, CEO of S-COMP Centre CZ.

Genesis Capital, a manager of private equity fund GPEF II, which holds a majority interest in the shares of Servodata, is also highly positive about this acquisition."Shortly after the acquisition of DoxoLogic, Servodata continues to make impact on the Czech and Slovak markets via further expansion. For us as the majority shareholder, the successful acquisition growth confirmed our original perception of Servodata as a strong and healthy company, which we evaluate as a successful investment," said Jan Tauber, Managing Director of Genesis Capital.

About the company S-COMP Centre CZ s.r.o.

The company S-COMP Centre CZ has been operating in on the Czech market since 1991. It has earned a reputation for the high quality of the services it provides in the areas of computer training and requalification programs, for which it has been accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education. It is one of the leading service providers in the information technology field. It also offers the “EDUCOMP” Learning Management System (LMS), a unique tool for the planning, implementation, organization and management of education and training programs within a company.

In 2006 the company’s quality management system was certified as meeting the requirements of the CSN ISO 9001:2001 international standard; and, in 2009 it was accredited and certified for meeting the following standards: ISO / IEC 27001 for Information Security Management Systems; and, ISO 10006:2004 for Project Quality Management Systems, which is valid for project management and procurement, the providing of consulting and analytical services, consulting, lecturing and publishing with respect to cooperation with the European Union in terms of education, human resource development and the labor market. In 2010, the company earned another certification of compliance with international standards – in this case, CSN ISO / IEC 200001 on Information Technology - Service Management.

S-COMP Centre CZ has a highly qualified Microsoft technologies team of certified solutions engineers. The company has been accredited as a Microsoft Authorized Education Training Center, since 2003 and subsequently, it was designated a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. It is also one of the few companies in the Czech Republic with a Gold Certificate as a Citrix Solutions Advisor.

About the company Servodata

Servodata is a long-established company specializing in providing corporate ICT infrastructure solutions. In particular, its portfolio of products and services includes the supply and management of software licenses from such companies as Microsoft, Red Hat and Adobe companies and from Symantec in the area of security technologies and software infrastructure and data storage from companies such as EMC and HP. With a turnover of over CZK 1 billion, Servodata has long been one of the 30 leading ICT companies serving the Czech and Slovak markets. The dynamically growing network of Servodata business partners today includes more than 500 companies.

The company has been certified as meeting a number of international and Czech standards. These include ISO 9001:2000 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 27001:2005 for Information Security Management Systems and it has received a "SECRET" certification awarded by the National Security Authority. Servodata has direct relationships with a number of world renowned manufacturers, cooperates with partner networks of solution suppliers, system integrators and dealers. Since its founding in 1991, Servodata has been active in the EMEA Region. The company is headquartered in Prague with a branch office in Bratislava.

About the Genesis Capital

Genesis Capital’s goal is to help finance the growth and development of small and medium sized companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Through its venture capital funds (private equity), it has provided support to more than 25 companies and many of these companies have been able to become market leaders in their particular fields through their collaboration with Genesis Capital. In total, Genesis Capital has already secured more than two billion crowns to help Czech and Slovak companies grow. Since its founding in 1999, Genesis Capital has successfully managed three venture capital funds that raised a total of almost EUR 100 million. Two of these funds have been fully invested into the targeted Czech and Slovak companies. The company’s currently open fund, Genesis Private Equity Fund II, had its first closing at EUR 40 million.