- Acquisition makes Investis the leading player in the Nordics -
London, UK – August 20, 2014 – Investis, the global specialists in digital corporate communications, announces the acquisition of Alert IR, the leading Swedish provider of digital investor and corporate communications services.
Alert IR has established itself as the leading provider of corporate and financial websites and modules for Swedish and other Nordic listed companies. Alert IR today has a high proportion of large Swedish listed companies among its 100 customers and works with half of the most traded companies on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. Long-term clients include SKF, Electrolux Group, Husqvarna Group and Investor AB, amongst others.
The combined companies will form a strong platform for further Nordic growth based on Alert IR's market presence, stable and strong customer relations and Investis's broad product portfolio and development resources. Our common position and offerings in Sweden and Finland will make up an even more compelling choice for Nordic listed companies looking for a modern and efficient platform of services for their digital communications. Investis will also benefit from adding Alert IR’s existing management team to an already strong roster of leaders.
The acquisition of Alert IR continues Investis’ expansion in Europe and the US. This is the second acquisition the company has made this year, the first being the acquisition of UK-based competitor global3digital in July. The company also carried out a successful expansion into the US in 2013.
Helen James, CEO of Investis, commented: "Alert IR is a great company with an excellent reputation for delivering high quality products and services in Sweden, which together with our existing leading position in Finland, reinforces our Nordic position. We are looking forward to working with the Alert IR team to deliver the best possible service to clients, helping them continually improve all aspects of their digital corporate communications."
Jonas Winzell, Managing Director of Alert IR commented: "I am very pleased to announce this deal with Investis which will enable us to continue expanding across the Nordic region and provide our current and future clients of all sizes with the best possible digital solutions. Investis is the best buyer of our company when it comes to economies of scale in the product offering and the understanding of first-class customer support."
Investis Ltd., is an international digital corporate communications and investor relations company which works with approximately 1,700 clients from offices in five countries. The companies it serves include more than 70% of the constituents of the FTSE 100 and more than 150 US clients. Founded in 2000, Investis helps clients manage their corporate communications and investor relations through corporate websites, IR webhosting, social media, apps & mobile, video and webcasting, website tools and online reporting.
About Alert IR
Alert IR has provided listed companies with all or part of their corporate and financial websites since 2001. Alert IR partners with clients to solve the challenges they face with their corporate and financial digital presence, offering expert advice and a wide range of solutions.
The company has experienced stable and profitable growth since the start and has a strong market position in Sweden, with approximately 50% of the larger companies and about 30% of all companies listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm as customers.
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