Kontich/Hasselt, January 19th, 2022 – BI specialist Bmatix is acquiring its Hasselt industry peer McCoy & Partners Belgium. As a result, the company is strengthening its team with 15 experts in SAP Finance, BI, supply chain and project management. With this acquisition, Bmatix has surpassed the 60-employee milestone in Belgium and Luxembourg. The new Limburg arm will be renamed Bmatix East and will be able to make optimal use of the ecosystem of Gumption Group.
(Picture, from left to right: Maarten Bemong, Jan Vautmans and Ruben Winters)
In 2021, Bmatix grew in Belgium by seven people. The company aims to continue on this growth curve in 2022. ‘Expert profiles are hard to find,’ says managing partner Jan Vautmans. ‘That’s why we continuously invest in promising consultants, whom we train and give room to grow in client teams. We will carry on doing this. But that does mean that the base of our pyramid has been growing more rapidly than the middle and senior levels. The agreement with McCoy & Partners Belgium helps restore the balance.’
Ruben Winters set up the Belgian branch of Dutch company McCoy & Partners in 2016, together with Ludo Bourguignon and Philippe Muls. The company employs highly qualified SAP profiles who work for a number of big clients. Growth stagnated in 2019. ‘We lacked a network in Belgium,’ explains Ruben Winters. ‘That’s why we went looking for an acquirer in 2021, with three non-negotiable conditions: perspective and continuity for all our people; a strong, cultural match; and a complementary pyramid with plenty of young growth potential. Bmatix offers the best guarantees in terms of synergy.’
‘Bmatix is part of a strong business group with an extensive network,’ Maarten Bemong clarifies, co-managing partner at Bmatix. ‘In 2021, we achieved 30% of our turnover through collaboration and co-creation within the Gumption ecosystem. We work closely together with SAP Partner TheValueChain and infrastructure specialist Rank 1, among others.’
‘Unlike McCoy, we are mostly active in the project business. Also, to reduce the time-to-market of our clients, we invest in “ready-to-deploy” solutions. For instance, we have a solution for wholesale companies operating on SAP. The project business stimulates the cohesion between our people, their connection with our company, and knowledge sharing around innovative solutions. Bmatix East will also benefit from this. Their specialised knowledge will raise the quality and diversity of the services we provide to yet another level. The collaboration will be a win-win for both parties.’
Find out more?
Jan Vautmans, Managing Partner
+32 498 51 18 03
Ruben Winters, Founder of McCoy & Partners Belgium
+32 472 33 13 61
The office of Bmatix East is located at
Kempische Steenweg 293/16, 3500 Hasselt
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