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Bitbone Sells 8Soft to EBERTLANG Distribution

Sebastian Scheuring, managing director of 8Soft
Sebastian Scheuring, managing director of 8Soft

Software specialist 8Soft GmbH will officially become part of EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH as of 01.01.2022. The takeover is intended to exploit synergies from both companies to jointly achieve higher growth targets.

Already at the end of 2020, it was clear to Sebastian Scheuring, board member of bitbone AG and managing director of 8Soft GmbH, that the strong growth of 8Soft GmbH from the past years should be continued with an experienced and solid partner in order to be able to react to the changing requirements of the channel. With joint manpower they now want to EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH to further expand its position in the IT security market.

"EBERTLANG is not only pursuing the same growth strategy, but also lives by the same philosophy as we do at 8Soft. Our synergies are so strong that even in the initial discussions in spring 2021, it was clear that a pure cooperation would not be enough, to bundle our energies completely and sensibly", Sebastian Scheuring explains the decision to sell the subsidiary.

With the sale, all 8Soft employees will move to the EBERTLANG Distribution team. Distribution. "8Soft is not defined by the logo and the company headquarters, but its team brings it to life and makes it successful. For this reason it is obvious that the 8Soft employees will continue to serve the security market with their expertise; only from now on under a new flag", says Scheuring. The existing distribution contracts will be taken over by EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH.

For the bitbone team, Scheuring also sees advantages in the sale of the subsidiary: "we can concentrate with all our passion on the system house business and also set the course for a strong growth future here. In doing so, there will certainly be points of contact with the new and old EBERTLANG colleagues in the future, and we are looking forward to this."

Since 2007, bitbone AG had been selling security software to the channel under the brand 8Soft. Then, in May 2008, 8Soft GmbH was founded as a full subsidiary of the IT service provider. When Sebastian Scheuring took over the management of the company in 2018, a realignment of the corporate strategy took place, the goals of which in terms of corporate growth have since been have always been achieved.

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