dbi services partners with Verium to accelerate growth strategy
Delémont, 3 December 2020 – A group of investors represented by the multi-family office Verium acquires a majority stake in dbi services. The founders and key employees remain substantially invested and will continue to develop the business together with Verium. The company intends to further expand its strong position in the Swiss market and to realize an ambitious growth strategy both organically as well as through add-on acquisitions.
Yann Neuhaus, co-founder and CSO of dbi services: “With Verium we found an experienced and financially strong partner with whom we are convinced to successfully achieve our growth targets. dbi services seeks to expand its geographical footprint and its technological expertise, organically as well as through buy & build”. Yann Neuhaus and his co-founders David Hueber (CEO), Grégory Steulet (CFO) and Hervé Schweitzer (CTO), together with selected key employees, retain a significant minority stake, continue to form the management of
dbi services and are committed to drive the company’s long-term development.
“We at dbi services will continue to differentiate ourselves through our team of certified and skilled IT specialists providing very high quality and expert-driven services with a clear focus on operating enterprise information systems and IT infrastructures” says CEO David Hueber. “Verium shares our entrepreneurial philosophy and cultural values and can support our future development both strategically and financially. We will continue to invest in our people, who are key to the continuing success of our company, in order to keep pace with the rapid development in technology and to provide best-in-class and innovative services to our clients”.
Verium strengthens the company’s board with Rogier Engelsma and Stephanie Roller. “With its strong market position, highly sticky customer base, blue-chip partner network and skilled employees dbi services is very well positioned to take advantage of market opportunities such as cloud migration and increasing complexity of IT infrastructures. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration with the dbi services team as the company enters an exciting stage in its growth path”, says Stephanie Roller, Investment Director at Verium.
About dbi services
Founded in 2010 and with offices in Delémont, Basel, Nyon, Bern and Zurich, dbi services is a leading Swiss IT management consulting expert for enterprise information systems based on Oracle, Microsoft, Open Source, Cloud and ECM (incl. OpenText) technologies. The company employs more than 70 certified and experienced IT specialists who design, realize, and operate cutting-edge IT infrastructures for SMBs and multinationals from various industries such as pharma, healthcare, insurance, banking, and the public sector. dbi services enjoys the trust of more than 300 customers in Switzerland, Germany, Benelux, Italy and France.
Verium is an independent multi-family office and manages direct investments in medium-sized companies in the DACH region for its investors. Latest investments include Home Instead, basefit.ch, Christ & Heiri, Toradex, Ceposa / Frische & Service, Quickmail, Mobil in Time / S&G, DSwiss and Zünd.
For this transaction, Verium was advised by Wenger & Vieli (legal), Alvarez & Marsal (financial and commercial) and PwC (tax). The sellers were advised by P4I Partners (M&A) and Tavernier Tschanz (legal).