Software and services heavyweight Gfi Informatique has continued its shopping spree with the acquisition of Parisian mainframe specialist Metaware.
Based in the western suburb of Le Pecq, Metaware has been in business for 21 years and claims to be a specialist in supplying customers with "solutions allowing for IT costs savings". With a focus on mainframe technology, the privately held company's core partners include Oracle, IBM, and HPE.
It has, to date, completed more than 200 projects for end users, with clients including Airbus Helicopters, Club Med, and Axa. According to a press release announcing the acquisition, Metaware has "a turnover of between €7m and €10m per year".
In a statement translated from the original French, the firm's founder Jean-Luc Bellet said: "With this merger, Metaware will be able to increase its market coverage and innovate to offer our customers modernisation and maintenance solutions adapted to their business challenges and cost reduction."
Metaware marks the third acquisition Gfi Informatique has made in the space of a month. In the first week of November the €900m-revenue titan bought two firms in the Iberia region: Portuguese SAP partner Roff Group; and Madrilenian VAR and consultancy Efron. Vincent Rouaix, general manager of the Gfi Informatique Group, claimed that the latest buyout brought with it "many references and a recognised team of experts".
"Metaware has unique assets that Gfi Informatique wants to capitalise on in order to become the IT modernisation partner for major accounts in Europe and beyond," he added, in a translated statement.
Headquartered in the Saint-Ouen, to the north of the French capital, Gfi Informatique claims to operate in 16 countries and employ 14,000 staff worldwide.
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