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COMPAREX AG is an international[1] company for IT services with headquarters in Leipzig, Germany. Following a takeover by SoftwareOne COMPAREX AG announced on April 1 that all its subsidiaries will undergo a rebranding process and fully integrate into the SoftwareOne Group.[2]

COMPAREX AG
Stock corporation
IndustryIT services
Founded1990
HeadquartersLeipzig, Germany
Key people
Revenue2.533 billion EUR (2017/2018)
Number of employees
2,450 (2017/2018)
ParentSoftware ONE
Websitecomparex.com

Business fieldEdit

COMPAREX AG is mainly involved in the management of software licenses and usage rights as well as in IT consulting and the development of Managed Services and cloud-based solutions.

Corporate structureEdit

The Executive Group at COMPAREX AG consisted of the Board of Directors and the Vice Presidents. Since being acquired by SoftwareONE in February 2019, COMPAREX AG's corporate structure is undergoing restructuring with Marc Betgem (CSO) to serve on SoftwareONE's Executive Leadership Team and Thomas Reich, the former CEO of COMPAREX, supporting the integration process before leaving the company.[3]

Board of DirectorsEdit

The Board of Directors at COMPAREX AG currently consists of two people:[4]
Thomas Reich (CEO/Chairman, since December 2017 and CFO since 2009)
Marc Betgem (CSO/Director, since July 2016)

Supervisory BoardEdit

The Supervisory Board at COMPAREX AG has five members:[5]
Michael Kafesie (Chairman of the Supervisory Board at COMPAREX AG)
Nikolaus Brajkovic (Member of the Supervisory Board at COMPAREX AG)
Andreas Fleischmann (Member of the Supervisory Board at COMPAREX AG)
Thomas Muchar (Member of the Supervisory Board at COMPAREX AG)
Oliver van Haentjens (Member of the Supervisory Board at der COMPAREX AG)

ShareholdersEdit

Raiffeisen Informatik GmbH has owned 100 percent[6] of COMPAREX AG since 2011; it holds these shares indirectly via “PERUNI” Holding GmbH. Raiffeisen Informatik GmbH belongs to the Raiffeisen Banking Group Austria (RBG).

ShareholdingsEdit

COMPAREX AG holds shares in companies around the world due to its strategy of acquisitions and start-ups.

2015

Start-up: Canada[7]
Start-up: Singapore[8]
Acquisition: Dataserv Information Technologies Inc. (Turkey)[9]
Acquisition: amando software GmbH (Germany)[10]

2014 Acquisition: Cloudbearing Inc. (USA)[11]
Acquisition: PERIFEL (Periféricos Electrónicos, S.A. de C.V.) (Mexico)[12][13]
Acquisition: 2S Gestao de Ativos de Software Ltda. business unit (Brasil)[14]
2013 Acquisition: Agile Software B.V: & InfraControl B.V. (Netherlands)[15][16]

Start-up: USA [17]

2012 Acquisition: DATALOG Software AG (Germany)[18][19]

Start-up: Bulgaria, Indonesia [20]

2011 Acquisition: IRIS Unified Technology Pvt. Ltd. (India)[21][22]

LocationsEdit

A number of acquisitions in recent years mean that COMPAREX AG is now present in 35 countries worldwide.[23]

Europe
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Turkey, Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Romania
Asia
India, Kazakhstan, China, Singapore, Indonesia
South America
Brasil
North America
Canada, Mexico, USA

OriginsEdit

The company has operated under the name COMPAREX AG since 2011.[24] Originally the company was named "PC-Ware Gesellschaft für Industrieinformatik Leipzig mbH".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1], Konzern COMPAREX AG, abgerufen am 20. April 2015
  2. ^ Team, C. R. N. (2019-04-01). "COMPAREX announces brand change to SoftwareONE". CRN - India. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  3. ^ https://www.comparex-group.com/web/uk/en/about-comparex/news-press/pressrelease_details.htm?articleId=837&pmtitle=SoftwareONE%20Closes%20Acquisition%20of%20COMPAREX,%20Creating%20a%20Leading%20Global%20Platform,%20Solutions%20and%20Services%20Company
  4. ^ [2], Management Board COMPAREX AG, retrieved in December 2017
  5. ^ [3], Supervisory Board COMPAREX AG, retrieved in December 2017
  6. ^ [4] Archived 2012-11-11 at the Wayback Machine, 'Beteiligungen Raiffeisen Informatik GmbH, retrieved on 13 April 2016
  7. ^ [5], press release of COMPAREX AG 26 August 2015, retrieved on 27 July 2015
  8. ^ [6], press release of COMPAREX AG 9 November 2015, retrieved on 27 July 2015
  9. ^ [7], press release of COMPAREX AG 19 October 2015, retrieved on 27 July 2015
  10. ^ [8], press release of COMPAREX AG 5 October 2015, retrieved on 27 July 2015
  11. ^ [9], press release of COMPAREX AG 30 October 2014, retrieved on 13 April 2015
  12. ^ [10], IT-Dienstleister übernimmt Perifel, 22 May 2014, retrieved on 13 April 2015
  13. ^ [11], press release of COMPAREX AG 22 May 2014, retrieved on 13 April 2015
  14. ^ [12] Archived 2016-03-05 at the Wayback Machine, COMPAREX erschließt südamerikanischen Markt und übernimmt Microsoft-Lizenzgeschäft des brasilianischen Systemintegrators 2S, 6 May 2014, retrieved on 13 April 2015
  15. ^ [13], COMPAREX übernimmt niederländische Software-Firmen, Heise online 22 March 2013, retrieved on 21 September 2015
  16. ^ [14], press release of COMPAREX AG 22 March 2013, retrieved on 13 April 2015
  17. ^ [15] Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine, Comparex gründet Tochtergesellschaft in den USA, Computerwelt.at 14 May 2013, retrieved on 21 April 2015
  18. ^ [16], COMPAREX übernimmt Münchener Datalog Software AG, zdnet.de 6 February 2012, retrieved on 21 September 2015
  19. ^ [17], press release of COMPAREX AG 7 January 2013, retrieved on 13 April 2015
  20. ^ [18] Archived 2015-06-17 at the Wayback Machine, Mergers & Acquisitions Comparex Group, retrieved on 21 April 2015
  21. ^ [19], COMPAREX kauft indischen IT-Dienstleister, crn.de 18 October 2011, retrieved on 13 April 2015
  22. ^ [20], press release of COMPAREX AG 18 October 2011, retrieved on 13 April 2015
  23. ^ [21], locations of COMPAREX AG, retrieved on 13 April 2015
  24. ^ [22], PC-Ware heißt jetzt COMPAREX, Heise online 5 May 2011, retrieved on 10 April 2015

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