Getronics, a $1.3 billion turnover ICT Group, offering solutions for Managed Workspace, Applications, Unified Communications, Security and Managed Cloud services, with a strong presence in Europe, Asia Pacific, North and Latin America and a successful track record in Health and Social Care IT systems with its Sfere platform, has been seeking to strengthen its portfolio to offer clients focused solutions which deliver high value-added services, based on new digital data sources. To achieve this objective, Getronics has invested in a strategic partnership with Victrix.
Victrix was founded in 2016 with the recruitment of a team of Europe´s leading experts in digital telehealthcare. The unique software platform it built meets new market demand and creates synergies between health and social care systems, promoting a new model based on extracting and analyzing data from a variety of health and social care sources to provide low-cost, highly effective, proactive interventions for chronic disease management, elder care and well-being.
The investment transaction was managed for Getronics by DGS Ventures Group, a parent company dedicated to investing in innovation and emerging technologies. The Group and its affiliates already have a compelling track record in sourcing highly innovative IT solutions which also bring important benefits to the community. Francisco Sáez, Regional Managing Director of Getronics Iberia, will be a Victrix board member.
“Our extensive market research had identified demand for disruptive innovation in the traditional telehealthcare market. Victrix is a classic example of a dynamic and agile start-up company, with a very high level of niche expertise, vision and ambition to develop and deliver high-value customer-focused solutions”, says Sáez. “Victrix will continue to lead through its highly experienced commercial and technical management, while receiving all the support characteristic of a powerful ICT Group in Getronics. This is clearly a very strong partnership”.
“The transaction combines all the flexibility and focus of our dedicated specialist team with the strength and depth of a large company infrastructure. This is great news, especially, for telehealthcare customers, who can look forward to getting powerful new digital solutions. Together, Getronics and Victrix have a technical and commercial roadmap to rapidly become the leading provider of digital telecare and telehealth platforms in Europe”, declares Joe Killen, Victrix CEO.
“We have always had a prominent position in the healthcare segment, with a robust application platform recognized for its excellence by our clients. The strategic partnership with Victrix confirms that our obsession with innovation is one of the pillars of our competitiveness and positions us as one of the great players in the market with a world-leading solution”, says Nana Baffour, Chairman and Group CEO of Getronics.