Leading provider of mission-critical software and control systems for the renewable energy sector, SCADA International A/S (“SCADA International”), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sweet Geeks A/S (“Sweet Geeks” or the “Company”), a leading IT & OT services provider enabling the Energy Transition.
SILKEBORG, DENMARK — December 22, 2023 — SCADA International expands its business by acquiring Sweet Geeks, an Energy Transition focused IT & OT consultancy. The Company employs more than 35 senior IT & OT experts with deep domain capabilities within software development, big data, systems integration and IT & OT security. Since 2017, Sweet Geeks has been assisting leading Nordic and international renewable energy players including IPPs, utilities and OEMs in their digitalisation efforts. The acquisition is a part of SCADA International’s increased strategic focus to accelerate the Energy Transition by providing end-to-end services and solutions to its customers.
“There is no doubt that our main customers in the industry expect us to deliver solutions across the entire value chain. By collaborating with Sweet Geeks, we can bring a broader and more in-depth set of capabilities and knowledge to both our customer portfolios and, to a greater extent, support the customers in the green energy transition,” says Thomas Bagger, CEO at SCADA International. He continues, “Especially regarding the use of cybersecurity and integration of IT and OT systems, Sweet Geeks has some unique competencies and deep domain knowledge that we together can transform into scalable concepts and services, creating more value for our customers and the industry in a more digital and integrated world. I am hugely looking forward to this partnership with the team at Sweet Geeks and to having them on board for this exciting journey.”
There is also excitement to be found at Sweet Geeks, where CEO and founder Steffen Pedersen says it’s a perfect match. For him, the goal is that Sweet Geeks, through this acquisition, can scale into new markets in line with the development and growing needs of the customers while maintaining the expertise upon which their success is built: “The time had come to find a partner who could take our knowledge and skills to the next level while still allowing room for our innovative approach and visions. We have found that in SCADA International, who, in many ways, shares our mission of being a knowledge hub and a collaborative partner for the industry.”
The transaction is expected to complete in January 2024.
About SCADA International
Denmark-based SCADA International, is the leading provider of mission-critical software and control systems for the renewable energy sector. Through its solutions, SCADA International is enabling the shift to a decentralised, decarbonised and digitised energy system.
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems sit at the heart of the operational functionality of every renewable energy power plant, and the advanced solutions provided by SCADA International are ‘mission-critical’ in the operation of thousands of wind, hydro and solar PV plants around the world. The Company’s OneViewTM software solution is deployed on over 20GWs of renewable energy assets and trusted by over 150 customers including some of the largest and most sophisticated OEMs, asset owners and operators globally.
Headquartered in Denmark, SCADA International employs more than 160 SCADA specialists at offices in Germany, Poland, Spain, Ukraine, Romania, United Kingdom, and the USA. The company is certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, and ISO 45001.
About Sweet Geeks
Sweet Geeks is a specialist IT consultancy firm employing more than 35 specialized senior consultants within the energy sector, focusing on OT, cybersecurity, platforms, and data lifecycle.
Located at the AI Innovation House in Vejle, Denmark, Sweet Geeks partners with Danish and international key players in the energy industry, including major utilities and TSOs. They are rooted in digitalization, and their employees specialize in big data management, automation, cybersecurity, and software development within energy.