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Acquisition results in strengthening of strategic service portfolio

Zoetermeer, November 3rd, 2015
Computest, specialist in performance and automated functional testing takes over Pine Digital Security. The expertise and service offering of Pine in the area of security testing and secure hosting and development is a strategic extension of Computest’s offering portfolio. Computest will take over the complete company including all employees leading to a total number of employees of approximately 90.

As a result of the transaction, Computest will be the first player in the Netherlands offering services in the three most important test domains being performance, security and functional test automation in an integrated approach. This is also addressing the increasing importance of agile development methodologies and the related demand for a more flexible and integrated approach to testing.

“Security testing is a very interesting an attractive market. We were looking for opportunities how to expand our offering into that area”, says Hartger Ruijs, CEO of Computest. “To operate in the security-domain, a strong track record is really important. We have been partnering with Pine Digital Security already for quite some time and realized that we have a lot of commonalities in terms of company culture and the way we work. The growth ambitions of Pine require organizational steps we already made and it was therefore logical to talk to the shareholders of Pine and see how we can join forces.”

Hartger Ruijs (1981) started Computest in 2005 and remains the CEO of the combined organization. Janine Duijker, CEO of Pine Digital Security will focus in the future on other activities outside the company. “Computest is the perfect party to bring Pine to the next level and I am very happy that both our customers and employees will benefit from the knowledge and skills now coming together in one organization”, says Duijker.

Ruijs has the ambition to grow the combined entity to a revenue above 10 million Euro in 2016. He has grown Computest in 10 years to a successful organization serving customers in various industries including the finance, e-commerce and publishing sector. Kees-Peter van Zaanen, Head of Application Management of Malmberg: “We are a happy and satisfied customer of both Computest and Pine Digital Security since several years. I expect that by joining knowledge and strengths of both organizations the service level for us can only increase to an even higher level.”

The name Pine Digital Security will be continued to use for the activities falling into the security domain. All employees from both companies will soon move to a new company building in Zoetermeer.

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About Computest
Computest was founded in 2005 and is the only specialist in the Netherlands offering services in the three most important test domains being performance, security and functional test automation in an integrated approach. The company serves customers customers in various industries including the finance, e-commerce and publishing sector supporting them to optimize performance and security of their applications and digital networks. Computest has approximately 90 employees and is based in Zoetermeer.

http://www.computest.nl/.

For further information please contact:

Computest
Kim ten Brink, Marketing Manager
ktenbrink@computest.nl
06 111 694 13

Captivate Communication
Chantal Schepers
chantal@captivatecom.nl
06 235 099 23