12/07/2022 – Noordwijk – The Netherlands
tpgroup has confirmed today the successful completion of the sale of Sapienza Consulting Holding BV to Serco Group plc (Serco).
This transfer of ownership marks the start of an exciting new future for Sapienza as a part of Serco, a leading international services provider that is fully committed to growth in the space and defence sectors. The transaction will bring 150 highly skilled people to Serco Europe’s operations, doubling their presence in the Netherlands. Sapienza will join the 1,600 Serco colleagues who are currently working on civil and military space programmes in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, France, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and several other European countries.
Over the next few weeks our management team will be working closely together with Serco to get to know each other better and prepare the next steps to ensure a smooth transition. At this present time, there are no immediate changes to our day-to-day operations and how we work with our customers. Our focus will remain to provide the highest levels of service to them.
Sapienza’s future looks bright as we will bring together well established and respected players in the European Space, Defence and International Organisations service industry. Through this change of ownership, we aim to create a strong platform from which our combined business can add even greater value to our existing customers and create the best environment in which our people can develop and grow their careers.
Both Sapienza and Serco know each other well, having worked alongside each other on many occasions, and will be able to combine our 25-year experience as a key partner of ESA, EUMETSAT, Airbus DS, OHB and many other commercial space companies with Serco’s 40-year support to the European Space Agency (ESA). This experience and our respective achievements will help us fulfil our combined ambition to be a key partner for our customers and a leading provider of complex managed services and digital solutions to the space sector.
Michel Austruy, Managing Director of Sapienza Consulting Holding BV, said:
We are very excited to start this new chapter for Sapienza Consulting, and we could have not chosen a better and more ambitious organisation than Serco Group to join. We are certain that this will help us to continue growing the Sapienza companies in the space and defence sectors and will provide many opportunities for our staff.
Gaëtan Desclée, CEO Serco Europe, said:
It’s a great strategic fit for our customers and our people. The combination of exceptional talent, capabilities and resources will create exciting learning and development opportunities for our teams and enable Serco to meet our clients’ rapidly evolving needs even better. We see great opportunities ahead for our combined business. The expertise and resources being brought together will enable us to secure these opportunities for the benefit of our customers, our business and our people.
About Sapienza Consulting Holding
Sapienza Consulting is a leading European provider of Programme Management Support Services, Engineering Services and Digital Solutions to demanding clients in high-tech, high-reliability and critical sectors such as Space, Defence and Security since 1994.
Our Workforce Solutions offer unique value to (inter)national organisations, as well as space, defence and security concerned companies by delivering quality talent that meets our clients’ needs, culture and values.
The ECLIPSE software suite helps space project and mission teams achieve higher efficiency. Our single end-to-end solution brings value to every member of a project team by enhancing and integrating Project Management, Project Assurance, Quality Assurance and Configuration Management activities.
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