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Swisscom acquires majority shareholding in open-source specialist Camptocamp

Swisscom becomes the new majority shareholder of Camptocamp, one of the leading Swiss developers and integrators of open-source solutions. Swisscom’s portfolio combined with Camptocamp’s open-source expertise will allow Swisscom to offer an IT services portfolio even more closely tailored to the needs of Swiss businesses.

The photo shows the main representatives of Camptocamp and Swisscom.

From left to right: Claude Philipona (Founder & Managing Partner Camptocamp), Thomas Wettstein (Head of IT Solutions Swisscom Business Customers), Luc Maurer (Founder & Managing Partner Camptocamp), Julien Grépillat (Head of Solutions Sales West & Alliances Swisscom Business Customers)

The further development of IT services is a priority for Swisscom. Against the backdrop of a rapidly growing market, Swisscom recorded a CHF 32 m increase in sales in the business customer IT services division in 2023, with growth in cloud, security, IoT solutions and business applications. Through its partial acquisition of Camptocamp, Swisscom is expanding its expertise within a new market segment that is gaining importance in the context of digital sovereignty. The open-source market is experiencing significantly stronger growth worldwide than the market for proprietary software.

As market leader, Camptocamp has been offering its customers innovative open-source solutions for the rollout of geo-information systems (GIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems (Odoo ERP) and IT infrastructure management (Cloud Transformation) for more than 20 years. The existing management team and structures combined with Swisscom will ensure that the company’s growth ambitions are achieved, especially in German-speaking Switzerland. Drawing on Camptocamp’s unique expertise and experience within Switzerland, Swisscom is extending its service portfolio, enabling its business customers to enjoy an even wider range of skills and managed services.

Thomas Wettstein, Head of IT Solutions Swisscom Business Customers: “Camptocamp complements Swisscom’s already extensive portfolio of solutions, notably in the field of geo-information systems. Together, we want to achieve significant growth in this area and bring innovative products and services to the market, particularly in the public sector. This move will ensure that we can provide more tailored support to Swiss companies as they embark on their digital transformation.”

Luc Maurer, Founder and Managing Partner of Camptocamp: “We are delighted to join forces with Swisscom to seize new opportunities and create added value for Swiss companies.”

Camptocamp, with its headquarters in Bussigny near Lausanne, employs around 190 specialists with expertise in the integration of open-source solutions in Switzerland (Lausanne and Olten), France (Paris and Chambery) and Germany (Munich). Camptocamp will continue to operate as an independent company and work with its existing customers as usual.

The parties to the transaction have agreed not to disclose any information on the purchase price.

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