Unica acquires Brainpact


Hoevelaken (The Netherlands), 21 May 2019 – Unica, a Triton portfolio company, has signed an agreement to acquire Brainpact, a company specialized in industrial automation software. Through this acquisition, Unica will strengthen its knowledge and service offering in the industrial field. Completion is subject to regulatory approval.  The purchase price has not been disclosed.

Founded in 1995, Brainpact aims to enhance productivity through automation, innovation and process optimisation. It translates automation technology control, optimisation, cost reduction and efficiency improvement issues into concrete tailor-made automation solutions.

Unica expanded its core competencies in the industrial automation field with its acquisition of Pro-Fa Automation in 2017. The addition of Brainpact will further bolster the added value Unica can offer its industrial customers.

John Quist, CEO of Unica, calls industrial services one of the pillars of his company's growth strategy. “Especially in the complex industrial world, where systems are business critical for production and competitive positions, we have a lot of knowledge and experience. The acquisition of Brainpact fits in with the increasing importance of automation software in the industrial process. We are pleased that with this acquisition, we further strengthen the core competence of our company.”

Ton Peeters, director/owner of Brainpact, looks forward to continuing the collaboration with Unica as part of the Unica group of companies. “The good cooperation in recent years forms an excellent basis for the acquisition. As part of Unica, we can take the next step. This gives our almost 25-year-old company the opportunity to continue the growth of recent years and to serve our customers with a more extensive service package.” Ton Peeters, together with his partner Anja Linskens, will continue to play a prominent role at Brainpact.

About Unica

Unica is the leading all-around technical service provider in the Netherlands and is a trendsetter in sustainable innovations that solve all issues in the area of technology in and around buildings. Examples include solutions in the fields of systems technology, energy, IT, Internet of Things (IoT) and smart buildings that contribute to functional, healthy and safe living and working environments. Unica translates the needs and wishes of its clients into bespoke high-quality solutions. With an effective network of nine business clusters and over 2,500 employees, Unica is one of the largest technical service providers in the Netherlands.

For more information: www.unica.nl

About Triton

Since its establishment in 1997, Triton has sponsored nine funds, focusing on businesses in the industrial, business services, consumer and health sectors.

The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe.

Triton seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. Triton and its executives wish to be agents of positive change towards sustainable operational improvements and growth. The 38 companies currently in Triton's portfolio have combined sales of around €14.9 billion and around 72,000 employees.

For further information: www.triton-partners.com

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