Britehouse subsidiary Pebbletree Consulting has acquired Eventus, making the combined company the largest SAP consultancy practice of its kind in South Africa.
With a 75% stake in the company, Pebbletree is allowing Eventus to maintain its entrepreneurial essence, while consolidating the companies’ skills.
Christo Pieters, MD of Eventus, says that the company is still very young but has grown substantially.
“Eventus has only been in operation for one year and in that time has grown to 35 employees,” he says. “The early success of the company can be attributed to the top skills it houses.”
But he says that, in order for Eventus to grow further, it became clear that the company would have to attach to another organisation with a larger market share. This would allow Eventus to execute on its strategy for focusing on key areas of specialisation such as supply chain management and the new area of supply relationship management.
“The acquisition forms part of our growth strategy,” explains Pieters. “It enables the company for future growth through delivering projects or subsets of projects with Pebbletree.”
Paolo Masselli, CEO of Pebbletree Consulting, says that it was key for Pebbletree to match itself with companies of a similar culture.
“Eventus fits Pebbletree’s growth strategy and what we aim to achieve,” he explains. “It became clear that Pebbletree would require more bandwidth in terms of skills and Eventus was identified as housing some of the top SAP talent in the market. The company therefore adds to the overall resource base of Pebbletree at a high level.”
He says that Britehouse now has over 430 consultants in its employ, making it one of the largest SAP consultancy practices in South Africa.
“Going forward, Pebbletree will continue to focus on key areas within the SAP arena, such as user enablement and outsourcing with value added offerings around the likes of mobile technology where the company has some market leading offerings,” he says.