Johannesburg-based ITProsper acquired by Dutch player LINKIT

30 September 2022 Consultancy.co.za 2 min. read
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South African IT consultancy ITProsper has been acquired by LINKIT, a Netherlands-based IT services provider with over 1,000 staff.

ITProsper has been in business since 1998 and currently employs 14 employees. The firm helps its clients with a range of IT development and implementation activities, with a focus on low code platforms. Since entering the low-code space in 2016, the Johannesburg-based company has delivered over a dozen projects using Mendix and Outsystems. 

Now part of LINKIT, ITProsper has rebranded as LINKIT South Africa, with founder Vonnelize Haupt continuing to lead the South African branch. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

The LINKIT South Africa team

“We are excited to become part of a bigger market player that shares our vision, but on a much larger scale. We will continue to grow local talent, and we are looking forward to joining forces with our European colleagues and working together as a blended team to enhance the LINKIT brand internationally,” said Haupt. 

Also founded in 1998, LINKIT is a Dutch IT company that provides its client with both project teams and staffing solutions. The firm works for well-known clients such as Ahold Delhaize, ASML and Dutch national flag carrier KLM, and is a preferred supplier of many central and local government entities in its home market.

In 2019, LINKIT expanded into the German market, where it mainly focuses on the low-code segment using the OutSystems platform. 

According to Cornelis Lemstra, the CEO of LINKIT, the expansion into South Africa has a two-fold objective. “It is part of our internationalisation strategy and kick-starts our ambitions in Africa.”

The move also provides the firm with access to talent – at a time of a major (and growing) technology talent crunch in Western Europe. “This will help us ensure enough capacity to meet our growing portfolio of IT and low code projects.” 

Ronald Schrijver, Chief People Officer at LINKIT, added: “On the long term, building international hubs is an important part of our strategy to keep growing with IT talent. We’ve gained a lot of experience the last few years with integrating our German branch into the culture and mindset of the LINKIT group and I’m confident we’ll be able to achieve a similar result with our newest branch.”