Adista had not carried out any external growth operation since its merger with CieNum in 2013 . On September 3, the hosted services operator put an end to this non-buyout period by taking over its Drôme counterpart Fingeprint Technologies, which changes shareholders following a succession movement that allows its founder to passer the hand. Adista nonetheless sees its acquisition in continuity, since the general management of Figerprint will continue to be ensured by Nicole Sgro.

Similar product lines and cultures

With 26 employees, Fingerprint is expected to achieve € 6 million in sales this year. It has a client portfolio of 1,000 regional SMEs and mid-caps to which it provides integration and hosting services, as well as voice and data telecom services. "Our product lines and our culture are similar," explains Patrice Bélie, President of Adista. The acquirer nevertheless works on larger clients. He also knows how to make them buy more services, as shown by his 103 M € turnover from 7000 companies.

A backbone in the process of migrating to the 100 GbE

The acquisition of Fingerprint Technologies also brings Adisyou have skills around Nutanix solutions. The bride's dowry also includes three POPs in Romans-sur-Isère, Grenoble and Chambery. The Adista backbone is made up of around a hundred POPs. "We were not yet covering Drôme, Ardèche, Isère and Savoie," says Patrice Bélie. Now, explains the latter, the Adista backbone no longer needs to be extended. The question of its evolution arises today in terms of capacity. The operator has embarked on a one-year project at the end of which the capacity of its backbone will be entirely increased from 10 GbE to 100 GbE.