VINCI Energies acquires Novabase IMS, the Portuguese leader in infrastructures and managed services*
13 October 2016 - 8:30 am - Acquisitions - Portugal
VINCI Energies, the VINCI subsidiary specialising in energy services and information and communication technologies, has reached an agreement with Novabase to acquire its subsidiary Novabase IMS.
Novabase IMS, the Portuguese leader in infrastructures and managed services, delivers turnkey services and solutions to its clients (in the financial services, telecommunications, utilities, industrial sectors and local authorities).
The company employs 400 professionals and generated revenue of €104 million in 2015. Novabase IMS is based in Portugal and is growing its solutions and services into other European countries such as Ireland, Luxembourg and Poland, and African countries such as Angola, Ghana and Mozambique.
This acquisition, which remains subject to the approval of the Portuguese competition authority, will expand the market position of Axians, a VINCI Energies brand specialising in ICT (information and communication technologies), notably in the rapidly growing cloud computing and managed services markets. Axians currently employs 8,000 people and generates revenue of €1.7 billion in 15 countries.
“Novabase IMS expands Axians’ geographical coverage in Europe and Africa. Novabase IMS being a market leader in the Portuguese market, its acquisition represents a significant addition to Axians’ integration, cloud and managed services activities,” said VINCI Energies Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Yves Meignié.
This acquisition will take VINCI Energies’ international expansion one step further. In February 2016, VINCI Energies notably acquired J&P Richardson, a leader in the Australian electrical engineering and installation market.
Portugal is a key country for VINCI. Its subsidiary VINCI Airports acquired ANA, the company that holds the concessions for the country’s 10 airports, in 2013.
*Managed services: the outsourcing of some or all of a company’s IT resources under a contract.
About VINCI Energies
In a world undergoing constant change, VINCI Energies focuses on connections, performance, energy efficiency and data to fast-track the rollout of new technologies and support two major changes: the digital transformation and the energy transition. With their strong regional roots and agile organisational structure, VINCI Energies’ business units boost the reliability, safety and efficiency of energy, transport and communication infrastructure, factories and buildings.
2015: €10 billion revenue // 65,400 employees // 1,600 business units // 51 countries
VINCI is a global player in concessions, energy and construction businesses, employing more than 260,000 people in nearly 120 countries. We design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because we believe in all-round performance, we are committed to operating in an environmentally, socially responsible and ethical manner. And because our projects are in the public interest, we consider that reaching out to all our stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of our business activities. Based on that approach, VINCI’s ambition is to create long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees, partners and society in general.