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KLAR Partners acquires portfolio company hallo,


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KLAR Partners acquires portfolio company hallo,


Alkmaar, May 23, 2023 – Funds advised by KLAR Partners Limited (“KLAR Partners” or “KLAR”) have signed an agreement to invest as a growth partner in hallo,. As a leading Dutch provider of mission-critical IT services for SMEs, the company is well-positioned for accelerated growth and, with support from KLAR, aspires to become the champion in the growing SME market in Europe. KLAR will invest alongside the present owners, Vortex Capital Partners and hallo,’s management.


hallo,’s automated services platform provides small and medium-sized clients with a one-stop-shop for mission-critical IT services. Services include among others the Microsoft modern workplace, communication/UC, connectivity/SD-WAN and a growing practice in Dynamics CRM and Data Warehousing/Power BI. hallo, currently employs 350 people, with offices in The Netherlands, Spain and the Caribbean. In 2022, the company achieved sales of approximately EUR 70 million.


“This investment aligns perfectly with KLAR’s strategy to support companies providing mission-critical services in resilient and growing markets. The strong growth of hallo, in recent years has been impressive and clearly reflects the strength of the platform, as well as the culture of the company. We look forward to working with management and Vortex to support the company in further accelerating its growth, particularly its plans to expand across Europe”, commented Alex Kulikowski of KLAR Partners.


“This partnership marks the next strategically important step for hallo, and opens an exciting new chapter in our journey. The support of KLAR’s expertise and resources will enable us to accelerate our growth, both organically and through acquisitions. We believe in building a sustainable, culture-driven company for the long-term and this fits well with the values of the KLAR team. We look forward to working together in pursuit of our ambition to become a leading European player, empowering SMEs wherever we operate,” commented Barry Wissink, CEO at hallo,.


“We are proud of hallo,’s exceptional growth trajectory and the leading position the company obtained in the Dutch market. With its scalable platform and strong focus on standardization and automation, hallo, is very well positioned to grow further inside and outside of the Netherlands. We are keen to take part in the next wave of growth as we believe that the new partnership with KLAR will enable international expansion and further value creation. We look forward to working further with the management team and KLAR on hallo,‘s mission ‘to make IT work for you’”, commented Evert Jan de Groot of Vortex Capital Partners.


This transaction is conditional upon regulatory approvals from the relevant authorities.


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