Aeternus assists Pocos in sale to French Sewan Groupe
Service provider Pocos and French company Sewan Groupe are joining forces. With previous acquisitions in Spain, Belgium and Germany, Sewan Groupe is taking the next step in its international expansion with the acquisition of Pocos.
Pocos is a connectivity and telecoms Service Provider based in Son (near Eindhoven). Pocos will become the Dutch entity under the wings of the international Sewan Groupe. Sewan Groupe aims to offer seamless telecom services across Europe and has an acquisition strategy for European expansion.
Having acquired companies in Spain, Belgium and Germany, Pocos is the ideal type of company for Sewan Groupe’s external growth and European expansion strategy. Pocos’ infrastructure and staff will be gradually integrated into Sewan’s European group, creating synergies with the other European entities, especially in neighbouring countries such as Germany and Belgium.
Richard Jansen, CEO of Pocos:
“We are delighted to share that Pocos has been acquired by Sewan Groupe. With this, Pocos is entering a new era. Leveraging Sewan’s strength will create a synergy that will enable us to become even more successful in the Dutch market. We look forward to working with Sewan, with whom we share the core values of stability, knowledge and easy cooperation.”
Both companies are excited about the collaboration and are convinced that joining forces will lead to further growth and innovation in the European telecoms industry.
Rob Woodford, Advisor Corporate Finance Aeternus, our Partner in the Netherlands:
“Within the Service Providers market, we see a lot of acquisition activity, with both national and international investment firms and strategic buyers showing a lot of interest. Combined with the partners in our international network, this has enabled us to realise a very competitive process. This has led to an optimal deal for the founders/shareholders.”
The shareholders of Pocos were assisted in this process by Rob Woodford and Tim Duine of Aeternus. The transaction came about in close cooperation with Stijn Rijpma and Lieke van Daele of Taylor Wessing.
We wish Pocos and Sewan Groupe every success as they continue to build on this leading partnership.
Pocos is a service provider for partners and customers, offering communication and IT services for businesses through a partner channel. The company focuses on providing high-quality telecom services in a total package. Pocos has a wide range of services, including hosted voice, SIP trunks, internet and mobile telephony. The company has a strong position in the Dutch market and serves hundreds of partners and customers. Pocos has an expert and dedicated team of more than 30 employees and is based in Son.
Sewan Groupe, founded in 2007, is a French telecom company that aims to simplify communications in companies. Sewan offers three product families: communications, connectivity and data hosting, which can be ordered, billed and configured through a single interface. The company realized a turnover of €180 million in 2022, with 775 employees, 125,000 enterprise customers and more than a million end users. Sewan has commercial operations in five countries: France, Spain, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, and has a network of more than 1,250 partners.