iO takes next step in the Nordics with acquisition of digital agency Awave
25 August 2021
iO acquires the Stockholm-based agency Awave . Now counting 180 Swedish team members, after the earlier acquisition of full-service agency Stendahls, this step underlines iO's growth ambitions in Scandinavia.
Awave is known for its expertise in web development, UX, UI and digital marketing. This addition is the next step for iO in building an integrated full-service agency on a pan-European level. As a complete partner for its clients, they can excel in the field of strategy, creation, content, marketing and technology.
180 experts build on iO's ambitions in Scandinavia
Awave has a team of 55 strategic and technological experts in Drupal, Umbraco, Episerver and WordPress, among others. The acquisition of Awave is a logical next step in iO 's mission to be a true end-to-end partner for its customers. In addition to Gothenburg, iO will now build on its campus philosophy in Stockholm, putting talent, knowledge sharing and openness at the heart of everything.
With this campus vision, iO gives further concrete expression to the principle where local talent provides added value to local, national and international customers.
Benefits for clients and employees alike
The experts from Awave and Stendahls joining iO is a new step in bringing digital talent together on campuses in Scandinavia. This way, we are building a powerhouse that caters to a clear need in the market: companies want an agency that is willing to take full responsibility for strategy, technology, marketing and communication.
Carl-Johan Beckman, CEO of Awave : “The benefits for our team and our customers are unprecedented. Our team will join an inspiring group full of talented people and will be able to serve clients much better and further than ever before.
We see nothing but benefits for both our team and our clients. The skills, knowledge and expertise that we have to offer to iO will have a bigger impact than ever before.
Clients were increasingly asking us to take more responsibility in their marketing and communication activities. A question to which we can now provide an end-to-end answer. Together with the team members of iO , we want to be more meaningful than ever."
Close to talent and clients in the Nordics
Pieter Janssens, CEO iO : “We are proud of the acquisition of Awave and the talent they bring to the table. Together, we want to take responsibility for the entire customer journey for our clients, on a pan-European scale.
After the solid expansion of iO in the Benelux, we are now going to accelerate even faster in Scandinavia in order to further put our end-to-end proposition into practice there as well."