Exclusive Group Grows Benelux Presence with TechAccess Team Up!

Acquisition of the Netherlands’ leading VAD creates new force in cybersecurity, wireless and datacentre solutions

PARIS, FRANCE & SON, THE NETHERLANDS – January 18th 2017 – Exclusive Group, the value-added services and technologies (VAST) group, today announced its acquisition of Netherlands HQ’d VAD, TechAccess. The acquisition grows the combined Benelux operation to over 150 staff at offices in Son and Amersfoort (the Netherlands), and Antwerp (Belgium). And with a vendor portfolio and value ethic matching that of Exclusive, the deal boosts the Group’s position in the region and continues the successful transaction formula that has seen it become one of the industry’s fastest growing distributors worldwide.

The acquisition adds Fortinet distribution into the Netherlands, extending a relationship that spreads across all of EMEA & APAC. Other shared synergies include Arista, Infoblox, Gemalto and Brocade, plus the passion and commitment to offer market differentiation through continued innovation and value-based services.

Olivier Breittmayer, CEO of Exclusive Group, said: “We identified TechAccess as a strong candidate to boost our Benelux market presence and to provide the catalyst for further growth in the region. The people are highly aligned to our way of thinking, and it is these shared values that will act as a unifying force for our two businesses. The Exclusive project, to become a ‘VAST’ group on a global scale, but with local execution, continues at a pace and is strengthened today with this announcement and the addition of Berry van Waayenburg and his team.”

“Exclusive Group offers a compelling vision for the future of value-added distribution, and access to global resources that will propel our ambitions to the next level,” said Berry van Waayenburg, Co-Founder and CEO at TechAccess who now becomes Exclusive Networks Netherlands’ Country Manager reporting to Exclusive Group Benelux Regional Director, Kris Van den Bergh. “Our combined strength increases our relevance to vendors and partners, providing enlarged market access and greater resources to execute value-added services. These are exciting times for everyone associated with TechAccess and the existing Exclusive Networks, BigTec and Exclusive Capital businesses in Benelux.”

Kris Van den Bergh added, “Having admired TechAccess for some time, I’m delighted to welcome them to the Exclusive family. The opportunity to combine both companies with the same DNA and growth ambitions was one we could not ignore, and I look forward to working together towards greater success on this exciting journey.”

Exclusive Networks Wins 2016 Fortinet Partner of the Year Award

Recognised for Leadership in Customer Service, Business Growth, and Security Expertise

London, UK January 12th 2017 — Exclusive Networks, announced today that it was named Fortinet’s 2016 EMEA Partner of the Year. Exclusive Networks was honoured during Fortinet’s Accelerate 2017 global partner conference, an annual gathering of more than 1,300 top partners from around the globe. Fortinet’s 2016 Partner of the Year awards recognise outstanding cybersecurity sales, customer experience, collaboration, and marketing achievements from the company’s distributors and resellers around the world.

Patrice Perche, Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Support at Fortinet:

“We are excited to honour Exclusive Networks as Fortinet’s 2016 EMEA Partner of the Year. Exclusive Networks has played a critical role in delivering the best cybersecurity solutions to the market in 2016 and has demonstrated exceptional leadership in driving customer security and success. We congratulate their achievements and look forward to continued success for all of our partners in 2017.”