ECI Acquires in Europe

ECI Acquires in Europe

(August 14, 2019) - Business and e-commerce software company ECI has announced its biggest acquisition to date.

The US-based firm has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Trivest Beheer, a provider of vertical software solutions to the SMB manufacturing sector in Europe. The transaction is expected to close in the current financial quarter, with Trivest’s nearly 3,000 customers and more than 300 employees set to join ECI’s Manufacturing division.

Trivest is a portfolio company of Dutch private equity firm Nedvest and comprises eight cooperating companies that focus on providing software solutions and services for the manufacturing industry in the Benelux region and beyond. The companies are Ridder Data Systems, Trimergo, Bemet, Proteus, Wintheon, Inventive, GNB – which are also located in the Netherlands – plus a branch in Belgium.

“Trivest is our largest acquisition to date and reinforces ECI’s commitment to expanding our portfolio so that we’re always offering the best possible solutions to our customers,” said CEO Ron Books. “Adding Trivest will truly give ECI an established presence in the Netherlands and Europe, and allow us to offer a new, robust platform solution to our SMB manufacturers.” (OPI)