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Catapult advised and assisted the shareholders of Office Connect – Demmy Deetman and Danny Hogeboom – during the sales process of their company to Score Utica. Both parties perceive a good cultural fit and for Score Utica, the acquisition significantly strengthens its geographical coverage in the eastern Netherlands. Our deal team – consisting of Kenneth Derksen, Sebastiaan Klunder and Niels ten Have – intensively supported the sellers in negotiations throughout the process, during the due diligence process, and in drafting and editing the transaction documentation. A successful process with satisfied buyers and sellers. On behalf of Catapult, we thank all parties involved, resulting in this fine transaction.
The press release below has been issued in connection with this transaction.
Joining forces: Office Connect becomes part of Score Utica
Breukelen (NL) – 23 November, 2023
The IJsselmuiden based telecom expert for SMEs Office Connect will become part of Score Utica. Office Connect has worked its way up from 2011 to become a household name in the region and will now join full-service provider Score Utica. The integration means that the customers of Office Connect can use the wide range of services of managed service provider Score Utica in the field of connectivity, telecom and IT. For Score Utica, the acquisition of Office Connect is the third acquisition in a month and a half.
Is it about telecom and connectivity? Then there was only one party for SMEs in the IJsselmuiden region in recent years: Office Connect. Since 2011, the company has been known for its specialist knowledge in this area and, with a close-knit team, serves its customers from the KPN ÉÉN portfolio.
In good hands
Although the name on the facade will change to Score Utica, the IJsselmuiden office and the passionate team will be retained. With the integration, the two board members, Demmy Deetman and Danny Hogeboom will bid farewell to Office Connect after a thorough handover.
“We are extremely proud of the cooperation and reliability we have been able to give our customers over the past years. Expert advice, clear language and accessibility were our guiding principles in this and we also see these reflected at Score Utica. Combined with the possibility to take steps in the IT field, this gives us full confidence that Office Connect and our customers are in good hands,” says Danny Hogeboom, departing director of Office Connect.
Paul Stoffele, Director of Score Utica, adds, “Due to the very similar core values and focus on the KPN ÉÉN portfolio, Office Connect is a perfect fit for Score Utica. Adding our IT proposition to this combination makes the next step a very natural one. It is also a practical advantage that with Score Utica we now also have a physical location in the East of the country. In this way we are further strengthening our national coverage with regional involvement.”
About Score Utica
Score Utica is Strategic Partner of KPN, Microsoft Solutions Partner and a leading Dutch ICT MSP focused on SMEs. Score Utica acts as the one-stop-shop in the field of IT, telecom and connectivity. Originating from a merger between Score Telecom and Utica in 2019, it is part of the TSH platform Total ICT Solutions (TICTS). More information can be found at www.score-utica.nl, www.ticts.eu and www.tsh.eu.
About Office Connect
Office Connect was founded in 2011, operates from IJsselmuiden and is a reliable and recognizable local (knowledge) partner for SMEs. From the mission to make the complex world of IT and telecom simple, Office Connect has become a household name in the region.