Future Mission: Retail Software companies join forces

Dirk De Beer, CEO ROQQIO Group

The software companies of the Hamburg-based ROQQIO group and the Clarity & Success group from Halle (Westphalia) have merged. A spokesman for Elvaston Equity Partners, whose portfolio companies include both groups, announced the successful completion of the merger.

The merger of the retail software companies will create one of the leading independent retail software companies, with 250 employees and a consolidated total annual turnover of over 25 million euros.

Both providers of software technology are already highly active in their recognised customer segments.

The Hamburg-based ROQQIO Group specializes in retail customers from the fashion, sports, shoes and lifestyle sectors, while software from Clarity & Success manages the trade in jewellery and watches for jewellers and goldsmiths and is also the market leader in the green Industry with its sister company Terra Software, with flower shops, garden centers and cemetery gardeners. The ROQQIO Commerce Cloud supplements these successful activities with e-commerce and omnichannel competence with immediate effect.

The newly appointed CEO of the group is Dirk De Beer.

"The merger of the two companies, which are very successful in their fields, gives us the size, the product portfolio as well as the sales and service skills to be competitive and successful in the retail business in the future", says the 49-year-old Belgian .

“With innovative omnichannel and e-commerce solutions, we will be able to react even better and faster to the increasing digitization needs of our customers in the future and at the same time support our various customer segments with an expanded product portfolio. I am honored to have been asked to lead this great team and I am excited that together we will challenge the non-food retail industry in new ways. "