Roosendaal, August 2, 2021 - Total Specific Hosting ('TSH'), the leading group of collaborating Dutch ICT outsourcing companies, has acquired a majority stake in Microsoft Cloud expert OfficeGrip. This gives OfficeGrip access to knowledge and permanent capital to shape the next growth phase and also pursue acquisitive growth. This will accelerate the growth path for customers and employees. TSH is a portfolio company of Strikwerda Investments, the leading investor in Dutch ICT companies.
OfficeGrip has become one of the most important Dutch players in the field of Microsoft 365 Cloud technology in recent years. With more than 65 employees, OfficeGrip offers professional and innovative Cloud ICT solutions for its customers in the SME sector in the Netherlands.
OfficeGrip is 'born in the cloud' and as an organization has always been a forerunner within the Microsoft Cloud domain. By working together with Total Specific Hosting (TSH), OfficeGrip has the opportunity to pursue a long-term buy-and-build strategy with the ambition to become the Microsoft 365 Cloud supplier for SMEs in the Netherlands.
Mitch Dubbeling and Jacob Jan van der Steur, founders of OfficeGrip: “This step is a logical next phase of growth for our company. Our strategy is to combine organic growth with acquisitions in market segments in which we are strong. This allows us to further expand our portfolio and customer base. We will therefore look specifically for expansion with 'born in the cloud' players, and parties that are looking for a partner to go through this transformation to the cloud. This allows even more customers to use OfficeGrip's proven cloud solutions. Our entire management team will continue in their current role to deliver on this next step.”
Strikwerda Investments (SI) is a family investment company that focuses on healthy, ambitious, medium and large-sized SMEs. It is a Dutch investment fund with a strong track record in the ICT sector. SI is majority shareholder in the ICT outsourcing company TSH and will also become one in OfficeGrip through this transaction. TSH has a long-term investment horizon and, in addition to the current strong organic growth, also wants to connect other leading ICT outsourcing companies within the group.
Matthieu van Amerongen, managing director of Strikwerda Investments and CEO of Total Specific Hosting: “OfficeGrip has proven that they have a proven and successful approach to bring clients to the Microsoft cloud. This approach is applicable to any type of SME, making OfficeGrip a strong pillar for our growth in various market segments. It also gives the other companies within TSH the opportunity to benefit from the collaboration. Mitch and Jacob Jan are a welcome addition to our team of ambitious entrepreneurs.”
“With OfficeGrip joining Total Specific Hosting, two strong entrepreneurs are joining the club. Mitch Dubbeling and Jacob Jan van der Steur have already set up a great company and can accelerate even further in the new setting”, says Mark van Beusekom, partner of the Hogenhouck m&a consultancy, which advised both entrepreneurs in this successful transaction.