ACQUISITIONS

We look for companies to maintain and develop

Acquisitions are an important part of Addtech’s business concept. We are always looking for entrepreneurs and technology trading companies that can bolster existing operations or contribute new product or market segments where the conditions are right for taking leading positions.

Addtech acquires companies in order to maintain and evolve them in the long term. The new companies contribute with a presence on new sub-markets, supplementary agents and suppliers and, perhaps most importantly, skilled employees with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. On the other hand, Addtech is able to make a contribution as a financially robust, well-established and committed owner with clear goals for growth and profitability.

Comprehensive experience of corporate acquisitions
Over the years Addtech has acquired and integrated several companies in the Group, and through these experiences, a clear, successful process for integrating and evolving the companies acquired has emerged.

The route to a successful acquisition for both buyer and seller is rarely a rapid process. It can take several years, giving the parties time to become well acquainted with each other before the deal is finalised. This minimises the risk of misunderstandings or false expectations. It also creates trust and lays the foundations for the parties and employees to be satisfied with the outcome. 

In each acquisition process the company is evaluated according to a series of criteria that, when met, create good conditions for further development within Addtech. Acquired companies are expected to contribute to the Group’s profitability in both the short and long term and have good growth prospects. As a rule, Addtech’s subsidiaries are wholly owned. 

Acquisition 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011
Quantity 9 5 8 6 12
Net Sales 540 299 591 430 633
Number of employees 140 87 300 157 180

*Refers to annualized basis at the acquisition date

We look for companies with:

  • Profitability and growth potential
  • High knowledge and technology content
  • Established supplier relationships
  • Niche market focus
  • Relationship-based sales 

 

Why sell to Addtech?

  • Maintain relationships
  • Realise values
  • Generational shift
  • Secure workplace
  • Add expertise and networks