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Expansion in Northern Europe through acquisition of Purple Scout AB in Sweden: adesso sets up subsidiaries in Sweden and Denmark

adesso is further expanding its presence in northern Europe. The two new adesso Group subsidiaries in Sweden and Denmark will join adesso in Finland, allowing the successful IT service provider to continue its internationalisation. adesso Sweden and adesso Denmark will build on the acquisition of Purple Scout, an IT company with a solid foundation in both countries.

adesso has acquired Purple Scout, an IT consulting company with offices in Malmö, Gothenburg, Borås and Växjö (Sweden) and in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. With some 60 employees at five locations, the IT company will provide the economic basis for the further expansion of adesso’s international business activities with a focus on Northern Europe. The continuity of the successful business operations is ensured by the fact that the two main shareholders of Purple Scout, CEO Johan Strömhage and Helena Bendz, manager of the Malmö location, will continue to manage the company in the framework of the adesso Group in the proven style.

adesso has been marketing its portfolio in northern Europe since the summer of last year through adesso Nordics in Finland. The subsidiaries adesso Sweden and adesso Denmark are new additions to the family.

Founded in 2004, Purple Scout AB is considered a specialist in the fields of Java development, cloud migration, artificial intelligence, big data, virtual and augmented reality, e-commerce and DevOps. Dirk Pothen, a member of the Executive Board at adesso SE and the listed company’s head of internationalisation efforts, explains the move: "We have come to know Purple Scout as a very vital and growth-oriented company with a lot of experience and a very good footprint in the Swedish-Danish market. Purple Scout's software experts are also an excellent fit with adesso's corporate culture. I am sure that this will provide us with an excellent basis for the further expansion of our business in Northern Europe."

As a member of the Management Board, Dirk Pothen is responsible for the topic of internationalization at adesso. (Copyright: adesso)

For Johan Strömhage, CEO of Purple Scout, the decision to partner up with a leading IT service provider with a successful track record over the past 25 years is a tremendous opportunity for his entire team: “Being part of a strong adesso Group, with its over 5,800 employees across Europe, puts us in a position to offer our clients in Scandinavia exciting IT projects on a larger scale than was possible for us in the past as a smaller business. This also gives all of our employees vast opportunities to connect and increase their own competence within their field using their new colleagues. We look forward to working with our new colleagues and are excited about the rapid expansion of our team at our offices in Sweden and Denmark.”

Johan Strömhage, CEO of Purple Scout, is pleased that his team is now part of the strong adesso Group in Europe. (Copyright: Purple Scout)

The new adesso subsidiaries in Sweden and Denmark will initially focus on the industries of telecommunication, retail, financial services and manufacturing.

With adesso Sweden and adesso Denmark, the adesso Group now has a total of twelve subsidiaries in Europe. The additions bring adesso one step closer to its goal of becoming a leading IT service provider throughout Europe.

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