Edegem, 5 July 2018 – IT specialist Cheops announced today that it has reached an agreement with Indufin Capital Partners, with the latter injecting capital as a strategic investor. Current owner and CEO Filip Goos remains the majority shareholder. Cheops CEO Filip Goos: “This partnership paves the way for us to become the leading player in the segment of medium-sized companies.”
Cheops announced today that it has reached an agreement with Indufin Capital Partners, which will inject capital as a minority shareholder. Thanks to this partnership, Cheops is now well positioned to respond to market opportunities, says CEO Filip Goos.
Filip Goos: “We are currently seeing a wave of consolidation in which several IT companies are being brought under the roof of multinationals and major telecom players. However, we believe that ambitious companies prefer to work with a player of their own size – a true partner who understands them through and through. With Cheops, we want to become the leader in the Belgian market, and this major capital injection allows us to work towards that goal.”
Further development of employee potential
Cheops’ priority focus at present is on targeted takeovers in domains such as security and cloud services. In addition to this, the company will continue to invest in its core activities. The further expansion of the range of services and the organisation are on the agenda. Among other objectives, Cheops seeks to further develop the potential of its people in order to be able to realise its ambitions more quickly.
Cheops CEO Filip Goos: “The rapid developments in our sector mean we need to invest in order to continue offering a high level of service to our customers. We are seeing smaller players drop out because they cannot afford these investments. This, of course, offers opportunities to larger, healthy and well-capitalised companies such as Cheops.”
Cheops chose Indufin after confirming that Indufin’s vision and approach is the best fit for Cheops’ strategic objectives. Filip Goos, owner and CEO of Cheops, remains the majority shareholder.
Cheops CEO Filip Goos: “Indufin has a strong track record and has the necessary industry knowledge thanks to participations in companies such as Axi and Securelink. We notice that Indufin has a very good understanding of the business needs in our segment and is closely aligned with our corporate culture.”
Cheops’ strategy remains fundamentally unchanged, according to Filip Goos. The company continues to focus on the power of IT and technology to help customers achieve their business objectives.
Filip Goos, CEO: “Our clients and employees can rest assured: the Cheops they know will remain the same.”