TOKYO (IndoTelko) - NEC Corporation has announced that Banqsoft, a Norway-based subsidiary of KMD, a Denmark-based subsidiary of NEC, has acquired part of the Danish software company E Foqus, specifically the activities and assets related to the Foqus Finance product. In so doing, Banqsoft will take over customer relations, software and 20 employees as well as the right to use and develop the Foqus Finance name and product.
E Foqus, headquartered in Lyngby to the north of Copenhagen, has specialized in software solutions for the finance and shipping sectors since 2000. Today, Banqsoft has acquired for an undisclosed sum the part of E Foqus focused on the finance sector.
With Banqsoft's takeover of E Foqus' activities aimed at financial customers, E Foqus will split into two. The part of the company taken over by Banqsoft will become a subsidiary under the name Banqsoft Denmark and focus fully on the operation and development of Foqus Finance, which will thus continue as a product brand. The other part of E Foqus will continue independently of Banqsoft under the name EF Solutions A/S.
Banqsoft is already one of the main players in a number of Nordic markets for financial services software solutions, including banking and leasing. With today's acquisition, Banqsoft will increase its presence in the Danish market considerably.
"With today's acquisition, we have secured ourselves a good base for Banqsoft to continue growing across Scandinavia," says Per Johanson, who, in addition to being Chairman of the Board of Banqsoft, is also part of the Executive Board of KMD in Denmark. "I will not deny that this is an offensive acquisition that we have made today. Banqsoft has an ambition to be one of the Nordic region's strongest providers of financial software and therefore, today's acquisition marks an important milestone.
"The acquisition of Foqus Finance gives us better opportunities than we currently have to deliver software that accommodates all segments of the market. We will be particularly strengthened by the Foqus Finance platform within leasing and in relation to small and medium-sized companies. It will make us more competitive," Per Johanson continues.
The Right Buyer
Niels Ammendrup, co-founder and CEO of E Foqus, will continue as CEO of the part of E Foqus not taken over by Banqsoft and with the new name EF Solutions A/S.
"Who we're selling to is important," says Niels Ammendrup. "Finding a suitable match to take over Foqus Finance has been crucial. Banqsoft knows the market really well and has both the ambition and the ability to further develop and improve the Foqus Finance platform. It has been important for me to find a way of taking the business to the next level. With Banqsoft as the new owner we have ensured that Foqus Finance will be governed by a robust and experienced owner capable of leveraging the company for the benefit of the customers."
The takeover took effect on 6 January 2020.(es)