We prepared our annual General Manager and Executives Meeting in Amsterdam to tell our leadership team of 60 people the exciting news that we will form together with SoftwareONE a leading global platform, solutions, and services provider. We are expecting 2018 to be the most successful year in our company’s history, SoftwareONE shows an astonishing development, and so it is a perfect time to join forces out of a position of strength.
We are beginning a great journey. By joining SoftwareONE, we will create a combined company with 5,500 employees and offices in more than 90 countries, helping customers to optimize and manage an estimated ten billion euros in software purchases. We will become part of a new global player that will offer all of us completely new opportunities and will lead us into a new and exciting phase of COMPAREX’s history. SoftwareONE’s strong interest in this acquisition shows us that we have been on the right path. It is a great privilege for me to be part of the executive team who has been entrusted to lead this new combined company.
By joining forces, we will expand our customer base and accelerate our already-significant growth rates, enabling our global customers to stay more competitive in their industries through the advanced solutions and services we deliver.
At our Amsterdam meeting, I wanted to give sincere thanks to all those who have been involved in the long process to make this happen. GMs and executives from around the globe gathered at the Double Tree to form a large family. We developed new strategies to work on fresh programs and to prepare for the next big thing—our combined company with SoftwareONE.
It was great to witness how positive and excited our entire management staff was to receive the excellent news. Through various workshops and numerous discussions, we have worked on how to better assist our customers, and we warmly welcomed our new friends from SoftwareONE’s Executive Management Team, such as Alex Alexandrov.