Orange completes acquisition of Basefarm

14-08-2018

Orange completes acquisition of Basefarm Holding to support its cloud computing strategy in the enterprise sector.

  • Competition authorities approve acquisition of 100% of Basefarm Holding AS by Orange through enterprise subsidiary Orange Business Services
  • By acquiring Basefarm Holding, Orange becomes a European leader in the cloud computing services market

Orange today announced that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of Basefarm through its enterprise subsidiary Orange Business Services following the approbation of the relevant competition authorities.

Basefarm is a leading European player in cloud-based infrastructure and services, as well as the management of critical applications and data analysis. The company, which recorded revenues of over 100 million euros in 2017, has enjoyed steady growth since its creation. Basefarm has a strong operational presence in several European countries, particularly in Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria and in Germany, where it boasts a cutting-edge big data activity with its subsidiary The unbelievable Machine Company. Its business proposition lies at the forefront of innovative services in cloud computing, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, thanks to the widely-recognized expertise of its 550 employees for maximum customer satisfaction.

This acquisition will complement Orange Business Services’ existing catalogue of offers and will reinforce its strategic position by bringing a new source of expertise and innovative technologies, particularly in data management, the management of critical applications, Big Data and multi-cloud services. By joining forces with Orange Business Services, Basefarm will gain a unique opportunity to accelerate growth in public, private and multi–cloud services while benefitting from access to Orange’s global networks and infrastructure.

“We are very pleased with Orange’s decision to acquire Basefarm, a sign of our continued success in Europe. Orange is already a major player in the cloud services business and our two companies are very well matched in terms of our product portfolio, and also when it comes to geographical spread. Together we’re able to build a pan-European leader in cloud managed services, something which will benefit Basefarm and our customers.” said Fredrik Ohlsen, CEO Basefarm.

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About Basefarm

Basefarm is a European Managed Service Provider. We create market leaders by integrating the key competencies for digital transformation – big data, cloud computing and information security, into one service offering. Our delivery model covers everything from ”idea to cable”; we provide strategic advice, implementation projects and infrastructure operations under one management and on any cloud. Basefarm was founded in 2000 and our team of 530+ top engineers and advisors are servicing global clients from our European offices and data centers in Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany and Austria.

Basefarm was top ranked in Whitelane's IT Outsourcing study Nordics 2018 and was recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in the European Cloud Computing Market 2015 for our unique methodology in application management. The unbelievable Machine Company *um, part of the Basefarm group, was named Innovator of The Year 2018 by German business magazine brand eins Wissen and Data Analytics Leader by ISG Provider Lens Germany 2018.

About Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the B2B branch of the Orange Group, and its 22,000 employees, is focused on supporting the digital transformation of multinational enterprises and French SMEs across five continents. Orange Business Services is not only an infrastructure operator, but also a technology integrator and a value-added service provider. It offers companies digital solutions that help foster collaboration within their teams (collaborative workspaces and mobile workspaces), better serve their customers (enriched customer relations and business innovation), and support their projects (enriched connectivity, flexible IT and cyberdefense). The integrated technologies that Orange Business Services offer range from Software Defined Networks (SDN/NFV), Big Data and IoT, to cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, as well as cybersecurity. Orange Business Services customers include over 3,000 renowned multinational corporations at an international level and over two million professionals, companies and local communities in France.Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).

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Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with annual sales of 41 billion euros in 2017 and has 260 million customers in 28 countries at 30 June 2018. Orange is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).

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For further information please contact:
Anna Jäger, VP Marketing Basefarm
anna.jager@basefarm.com
+46 735 26 00 91