OfficeGrip has attracted Total Specific Hosting (TSH) as a strong partner and investor for the next growth phase of the company. With the majority stake that TSH has acquired in the company specialized in Microsoft Cloud, OfficeGrip will have access to knowledge and permanent capital for organic growth and a buy-and-build strategy.
OfficeGrip has become one of the most important Dutch players in the field of Microsoft 365 Cloud technology in recent years. With more than 80 employees, the company offers professional and innovative Cloud ICT solutions for its customers in the SME sector in the Netherlands.
Buy-and-build strategy in Microsoft cloud domain
OfficeGrip is ‘born in the cloud’ and has always been a forerunner within the Microsoft Cloud domain. By working together with Total Specific Hosting (TSH), the company can deploy a buy-and-build strategy with the ambition to become the leading Microsoft 365 Cloud supplier for SMEs in the Netherlands. This accelerates the growth opportunities for OfficeGrip customers and employees.
Growth strategy ‘in the cloud’ companies
Mitch Dubbeling and Jacob Jan van der Steur, founders of OfficeGrip: “This is a logical next step for growing our company. Our strategy is to combine organic growth with acquisitions in market segments where we have a strong position. This allows us to further expand our portfolio and customer base. We will specifically look for expansion with ‘born in the cloud’ companies, as well as parties who are looking for a partner for 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 realise this next step.”
Strong generic approach for SMEs
Total Specific Hosting – the leading group of collaborating ICT outsourcing companies in the Netherlands – is a portfolio company of Strikwerda Investments. This family investment company focuses on healthy, ambitious, medium and large SMEs with a strong track record in the ICT sector. The Dutch investment fund is the majority shareholder in the ICT outsourcing company TSH and, as a result of this transaction, also in OfficeGrip. In addition to the current strong organic growth, TSH 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 strong generic approach to help clients migrate 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 are a welcome addition to our team of ambitious entrepreneurs.
Accelerate growth ambition
”Mitch Dubbeling and Jacob Jan van der Steur have established a great company and can accelerate even further in the new setting”, says Mark van Beusekom, partner of mergers and acquisitions consultant Hogenhouck m&a, that advised OfficeGrip in this successful transaction.