Easi continues to grow with a third acquisition in six months

The former Company of the Year takes over a company specializing in cybersecurity and maintains a breakneck pace of growth.

And three for Easi. The IT service provider has just concluded its third acquisition in less than six months. The Brabant-based company has set its sights on Switchpoint, a well-established cybersecurity player in the north of the country.

With the acquisition of specialist Switchpoint, Easi is strengthening its own cybersecurity department with a player who has accumulated 20 years of expertise in the field. “Cybersecurity is in the minds of all business leaders. The goal is to better serve our customers and to seek out new ones”, explains Thomas Van Eeckhout who runs Easi alongside Jean-François Herremans.

On the Switchpoint side, we did not want to miss the opportunity: “As a small company, we sometimes lack the leverage to take advantage of our expertise. Being part of a larger group, which pays a lot of attention to the happiness of its employees, we will be able to grow our teams more quickly, and our employees will be able to develop more in their areas of expertise”, says Michael Nysthe general manager of Switchpoint.

Growth driven by acquisitions

The pace of Easi’s acquisitions is impressive. For its leaders, it is above all a matter of opportunity.



“It’s not always easy to attract talent. Because even if we have the capacity for internal growth, it remains complicated.”

Thomas Van Eeckhout

CEO of Easi

“During an acquisition, there are always two elements that push us to act. It is not always easy to attract talent. Because even if we have the capacity for internal growth, it remains complicated. Then, the Our goal remains to better serve our customers and to be even more present in their homes.”

The customers that Easi tries to attract are like-minded companies that have between 200 and 600 users to connect to one of its solutions. In business jargon, this is called “the top of the mid-market”. In other words, companies that are worth canvassing and that will inflate Easi’s numbers at the expected speed.

But Easi’s growth is obviously also fueled by its acquisitions. Already at the end of last year, the company founded by Salvatore Curaba made its biggest acquisition by taking over Direct, a Ronse-based company specializing in Microsoft Azure cloud-related services. She had the typical profile of Easi’s targets: a Flemish company which achieves a turnover of 3.7 million euros and employs 25 people. Because Easi wants to impose itself in the north of the country, which has always been its Achilles heel. “Today, we have a balance of Dutch-speaking and French-speaking customers, but the growth potential is greater in the north of the country”, explains Thomas Van Eeckhout who wants to become essential in Flanders.



“We have been a profitable company since its inception.”

Thomas Van Eeckhout

CEO of Easi

Making so many acquisitions in such a short time requires significant funds, a point that does not seem to worry the co-CEO of the company. “We have been a profitable company since its creation. There are of course loans to finance these acquisitions, but above all our own resources.” It should be noted that Easi has never splurged so far by taking over small businesses, already very profitable with an economic model that has been proven for several years.

A strategy that should be pursued in the coming months. “We will see what becomes of the economic climate, but we remain attentive and we intend to continue like this” continues the CEO. At the end of 2019, Easi had announced its ambition to have around 500 employees in 2025. “Given our strong organic growth and our healthy and ambitious acquisition strategy, it is possible that we will cross this bar this year already”, concludes Thomas Van Eeckhout.

The summary

  • Easi acquires Switchpoint, an IT security specialist.
  • This is the third acquisition in less than 6 months for the company founded by Salvatore Curaba.
  • Easi could pass the symbolic bar of 500 employees before the end of the year.

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