Antwerp, Belgium, Aug 11th, 2023 – The Metastore Group, a leading provider of security and risk management solutions & services, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of OPNS, a specialized Identity,Access and Governance services firm. Under the terms of the agreement, OPNS will become part of the Metastore Group, and will continue to operate under the well known – and successful – OPNS brand. Founded in 1989, OPNS is a Benelux entity that employs around 20 people and has activities in Belgium, Luxembourg, the north of France and also in the Middle East.
The acquisition combines the Metastore Group’s expertise in data, security and risk management with OPNS’ specialized security services, creating a comprehensive offering for clients seeking integrated security solutions. The acquisition positions the Metastore Group as a leader in new areas, including professional services and customizable applications for information security.
“We are excited to welcome the team at OPNS to the Metastore Group,” said Leo van Dongen, President and CEO of the Metastore Group. “The specialized team Marc Boitel has created and developed at OPNS over the years, brings a huge amount of knowledge and expertise to the Metastore Group, helping us to provide even more comprehensive security solutions to our clients. We believe that this acquisition will strategically position us to be a leader in the security industry and expands our capabilities in areas that are increasingly important to our clients.”
OPNS has a global reputation for providing high-quality information security services to clients across various sectors, including corporate, financial, and governmental clients. Their expertise in IT architecture, including due diligence, installation & configuration, and best practices, will complement the Metastore’s existing services and provide clients with a one-stop-shop for all their security and risk management needs.
“We are thrilled to be joining forces with the Metastore Group,” said Marc Boitel, President and CEO of OPNS. “We share a commitment to providing high quality service to our clients and believe that this acquisition will allow OPNS to do so even more effectively. We look forward to be part of the Metastore Group to provide integrated security solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients.”
The acquisition comes at a time of significant growth for the Metastore Group, which has expanded its service offerings and client base over the last couple of years with the acquisitions of ECM SOLUTIONS in Holland and CURIOS CyberSecurity in Belgium. By combining with OPNS, the Metastore Group is well-positioned to continue its growth trajectory and provide even more value to clients. Metastore France and OPNS France will merge. The expansion of OPNS to the Middle East creates a big opportunity for the Metastore Group to develop this new market.
The portfolio of software products developed within OPNS will be the building blocks for a software development competence center.
Last but not least, this acquisition will strengthen the common and long standing strategic partnership with Open Text, which includes MicroFocus, NetIQ and Novell.
About the Metastore Group:
Metastore is in business already since 1992. Our agility and flexibility make us survivors and adapted to change. We believe in the power of frameworks and ecosystems. Our name says it all: Meta is the framework that structures our solutions towards our clients; Store is the compilation of vendors, parties and people. We support a broad portfolio of solutions; whether it is in data management, cyber security, business intelligence and also workplace solutions.
Next to organic year-on-year growth, it is our business goal to expand our market position through merger & acquisition to eventually reach a greater business volume to further invest into people and technology and make the Metastore Group an even greater place to work, providing even better support to ever more national and international customers.
With over 30 years of experience in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) and a team of loyal employees supporting hundreds of satisfied customers, makes us stand out against our competitors in portfolio of quality products and excellent services. Visit us at Metastore.eu.
Leo Van Dongen
CEO, Metastore group
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