HiQ to join forces with Ambientia’s public consulting unit

HiQ is to acquire the public business unit of Ambientia – leading tech consultants in Finland with highly demanded specialist skills in public service tech solutions.

IT and tech consulting company HiQ is growing in Northern Europe. The company is to acquire the public business unit of Ambientia – leading tech consultants in Finland with highly demanded specialist skills in public service tech solutions.

The public sector in Finland ranks high in digitalization measurements. However, the journey towards full public digital transformation is ongoing and there is a need for digital solutions to further improve and secure public operations and services.

HiQ has a strong history of supporting both the private and public sectors in critical and tailored tech solutions. In Sweden, HiQ has played a vital role in supporting public entities, such as the Swedish Tax Agency, and the Swedish Government Offices. In Finland, HiQ's public sector customers include for example Finnish Customs (Tulli) and pension provider Keva. By joining forces with the public unit at renowned tech consultancy Ambientia, HiQ is now growing its public offering in Finland significantly.

“Together with the brilliant consultants at Ambientia, we will have even better opportunities to be a comprehensive partner in digital and technical transformation for the public sector. We are confident that, with our proven track record, we can continue to provide crucial digital solutions for the public sector, ultimately benefiting the people of the Nordic region, in the best possible way moving forward", says Samuel Skott, CEO at HiQ.

”HiQ truly values the expertise and market achievements of our public business unit, and even more importantly, shares our passion for creating custom and user-friendly digital solutions. The growth of the Ambientia public business unit has been significant and we are confident that the HiQ group brings even more solid resources for further growth and development. Ambientia, The Future Creation Company, continues to focus and excel in our business in retail & wholesale, manufacturing and services”, says Johan Sandell, CEO at Ambientia.

With close to 100 employees from Ambientia’s public unit joining, HiQ will significantly grow its business in Finland and be a total of 2,000 employees in the HiQ group. Apart from public sector knowledge, Ambientia’s public business unit will strengthen HiQ’s expertise in areas such as custom software development, cybersecurity, DevOps and cloud migration. Some of the Ambientia unit’s clients include Valtori, the Finnish Defence Forces, Kela, the City of Helsinki and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

”We are thrilled to welcome Ambientia’s public consultants to HiQ. It’s a great match in culture, with a history of long client relationships and tailored solutions to future-proof the digital society”, says Janne Ahonen, Managing Director at HiQ Oy.

The completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, expected to be finalized at the end of January. All employees of Ambientia’s public business unit will be part of HiQ’s operations and operate under the HiQ brand after the transition period.

For more information, please contact:

Karolina Israelsson, Global PR & Communications Manager at HiQ, Phone: +46 73 338 86 24, Email: karolina.israelsson@hiq.fi

Johan Sandell, CEO at Ambientia, Phone: +358 05 414 6864, Email: johan.sandell@ambientia.fi