Drake Star Advises g-company on its Acquisition by Xebia

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Hilversum, The Netherlands (September 1, 2021) – Xebia acquires g-company and solidifies its position as a leading Google Cloud Partner. With the acquisition of g-company, Xebia increases its GCP capabilities and expands its services with solutions like Google Workspace, enabling it to facilitate digital transformations even better.

In 2007, when Google introduced its first business solution, David Saris launched g-company. As Google's first partner in Northern Europe, g-company has grown alongside the IT multinational, with over 70 people now working from its offices in Malaysia, Belgium, and the Netherlands. g-company partners with Google, Salesforce, Freshworks, monday.com, and many other web-based solutions to offer application development, data, machine learning, modern infrastructure, and online workplace services to companies across the globe.

Xebia is a fast-growing IT consultancy organization that houses multiple brands, each one covering a digital domain, such as cloud, data, AI, Agile, DevOps, and software consulting. Xebia strives to be a leading global player in training and consultancy, including Google Cloud and Workspace. With g-company, Xebia can grow by adding additional services to its one-stop-shop for businesses worldwide.

"I'm very proud of what we've achieved over the last fourteen years, but as far as I'm concerned, the biggest growth is yet to come. So many workloads still need to move to the cloud. Google is a key player in this, but I believe in freedom of choice. With Xebia, we can really offer our customers that." - David Saris, Founder & CEO g-company.

"Like Xebia, we believe in focus. With so much expertise, we can now offer our customers a one-stop-shop experience. From cloud engineering and managed services to machine learning, multi-cloud, data, and AI, cloud-native software development and security." - Lennart Benoot, Managing Partner g-company.

"Xebia wants to make it as easy as possible for organizations to get everything out of Google's business products. As a Premier Google Cloud partner, we work closely with various Google product specialists. g-company offers a team of experienced specialists and adds in-depth knowledge of and experience with Google Workspace, Salesforce, Freshworks, monday.com and Lumapps to our portfolio." - Andrew de la Haije, CEO Xebia.

After the acquisition, g-company and Xebia will remain a Google Cloud Premier Partner and Authorized Google Cloud Training Partner, including a shared Infrastructure and Workspace Competency. g-company will continue to operate under its own label and the existing management of David Saris and Lennart Benoot. The acquisition will be signified by adding "proudly part of Xebia" to the company logo.

About g-company

At g-company we strongly believe in freedom of choice and in innovation. Our vision is that everything will go to the cloud. By offering flexible solutions, our customers are able to make independent choices, at their pace, in their sequence. We help them transform their business, not only by replacing technology but also by improving processes and helping people work smarter. We believe our customers can maintain their relevance and stay ahead of the competition by moving towards an ultimate reference cloud architecture.

g-company is Google Cloud Global Infrastructure Partner of the year, Salesforce.org Impact partner and partner of Freshworks, monday.com and Lumapps. With a high-performance team of cloud experts in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Malaysia, we help our customers take small independent steps to the cloud.

For additional information, please visit www.g.company

About Xebia

For more than 20 years, Xebia, the fast-growing digital leader, has been providing high-quality advice to businesses worldwide on their digital transformation journeys, providing services and solutions in cloud, data, artificial intelligence, DevOps- and software. Xebia has successfully launched and acquired several brands (a.o. Xebia, GoDataDriven, Binx, Xpirit, Qxperts, Stackstate, Instruqt, Xebia Academy, Appcino, coMakeIt, g-company, Oblivion) and continues to expand with a 'buy and build'- Strategy: Working with thought leaders to gain a foothold in the digital space together. Xebia helps the 250 largest companies in the world embrace innovation, adopt the latest technologies, and implement the most successful business models. In addition to high-quality advice, Xebia also provides advanced tools and training that modern companies need to work better, smarter and faster. Xebia has 1800 employees. The head office is in the Netherlands with offices in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Dubai, Germany, India, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam. Xebia was founded in 2001 by Denis Joannides.

For additional information, please visit www.xebia.com

About Drake Star 

Drake Star is an award-winning global tech investment bank that has completed over 400 transactions since 2003. Drake Star team of over 125 senior professionals across offices in New York, London, Paris, Munich, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, Geneva, Dubai*, and Singapore* focuses on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance services worldwide in Consumer & Retail Technology, Digital Media, FinTech, Mobility & Sustainability, Software/SaaS, Digital Services, and Industrial Tech sectors.
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