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HiQ acquires Abizko Consulting

HiQ acquires integration expert Abizko Consulting – will become part of HiQ’s Frends

HiQ has its sights on becoming the leading technology consulting firm in Northern Europe. Today, the group announces that it is acquiring the integration specialist Abizko Consulting, with offices in Stockholm, Örebro and Malmö. The company will eventually become part of HiQ's Frends.

"I am pleased to welcome Abizko Consulting to the HiQ family today, during my first week on the job. We are extremely impressed by how Abizko Consulting has managed to grow in terms of skills and the quality of their services over a relatively short period of time. I'm particularly pleased that our company cultures are such a good match, with employees enjoying time together both at work and outside working hours. We see that different interests connect people at both organizations,” says Samuel Skott, CEO of HiQ.

Abizko Consulting was founded in Stockholm in 2018. The company's expertise lies in system development, integration and infrastructure based on Microsoft technologies. The idea behind the company is that recruitment and the daily interplay between sales and delivery often can be made more efficient and improved. From the start, Abizko Consulting has succeeded in winning exciting contracts with customers such as Sandvik, KPA Pension, The Swedish Tax Agency, Lantmännen and many more.

"I am extremely proud and pleased to announce today that we are becoming part of HiQ and the fantastic family that it entails. When we were considering which companies we could imagine joining, HiQ topped the list. It is a perfect match. It is also an incredible opportunity for us and allows us to take the next step as a company. It equals even more opportunities for our employees. The value that HiQ provides to them is something that we would not have been able to offer ourselves", says Krister Skoog, Co-founder of Abizko Consulting.

Since its start in 2018, Abizko Consulting has shown strong growth. The company's primary focus has been to recruit the best consultants on the market to provide the best quality of service and to enable the company to grow at the speed it has achieved. Abizko Consulting has offices in Stockholm, Örebro and Malmö, and has 18 employees. Initially, it will continue to operate under its own brand, but over time it will become part of HiQ's Frends.

Frends iPaaS is an integration and automation platform built for the hybrid IT landscape. Frends connects systems and applications that are otherwise separate to ensure that all parts of the business process always have access to the correct information at the right time. The Frends software is supplied as a subscription service, known as an Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). Abizko Consulting and HiQ's Frends are a good technical match as Abizko Consulting's primary focus is Microsoft Azure. In addition, the company is the start of a development team for HiQ's Frends within the borders of Sweden.

"I'm very pleased that Abizko Consulting is joining HiQ and Frends. We have been rapidly expanding our business in Sweden. So, adding another 18 great employees to the team, which will complement our development work in Finland, is fantastic. Abizko Consulting's journey over the past few years has been a success story, and we are looking forward to continuing it together. They excel at integration, so we are delighted to welcome them to the team today," says Jukka Rautio, Head of Frends & Country Manager at HiQ Finland.

For more information contact:

Jukka Rautio, Head of Frends & Country Manager at HiQ Finland

Telephone: +358 40 8271142

Email: jukka.rautio@hiq.fi

Sandra Siljestedt, Head of PR & Communications at HiQ

Telephone: (+46) 70-420 00 48

Email: sandra.siljestedt@hiq.se

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