CM Groep

CM Groep holds several global operating telecommunication companies specialised in corporate mobile messaging, mobile payments and ticketing.
CM Groep focuses on acquiring similar businesses and companies for professionalising the level of knowledge of the corporate mobile messaging and payments market.

Global View

Facts:

  • Founded in 1999, by Jeroen van Glabbeek and Gilbert Gooijers
  • Headquarters in Breda, the Netherlands
  • Privately owned and self-funded
  • Offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Hong Kong and South Africa.
  • Operationally active in 200+ countries
  • Market leader in Belgium and the Netherlands
  • 200 employees
  • Cross sector client base includes media, financial sector and government
  • Award winning company: Technology Fast 50, High Growth Award, Best Managed Company, European Business Award and Great Place to Work

In recent history CM Groep successfully acquired and merged several international operating companies. CM Groep aspires to continue to merge and acquire similar businesses and companies to further professionalize the mobile messaging market.


Companies within CM Groep focus on the continuous development and consolidation of design and construction of (technical) services in global corporate mobile messaging and mobile payments. We have an excellent in-house expertise for developing and constructing technical software. CM Groep's broad customer base includes governments, financial institutes as well as security services.


Today CM Groep represents a unique collection of technology and innovation based communication companies that play a key role in the growing global need for mobile transaction, authentication, notification and interaction.


Our sector expertise means that we know and excel in the world we operate in. History has proven we can add value to companies by requisitioning or merging and consolidate services.

Acquired companies

Our intention is to continue to expand our technical knowledge and expertise on the mobile messaging, mobile payments & ticketing market.

In the past decade CM Groep has therefore acquired multiple similar companies and business portfolios.

CM Benelux

Advises and assists companies to meet their targets through modern media technologies. CM Benelux implements made to measure messaging solutions in order to let their customers reach their targets in a fast and reliable way.

CM Technology

Delivers support and innovative solutions for companies that reach their target through mobile messaging. CM Technology makes sure companies can focus on interacting with their clients while CM optimizes their ICT infrastructure.

CM International

Assures companies reliable and global access to telecom systems and connections. CM International is experienced in global telecom trading offering the most cost and speed efficient routes for telecom traffic.

CM Online

Offers a broad variety of online services, telecom connections as well as solutions for online and offline payments.

CM Telecom

Advises and supports her clients in developing a more customer-centric approach and safer working environment. CM Telecom serves an international client portfolio and offers them innovative solutions in authentication, transaction, notification and interaction as well as solutions for mobile payments.

ProduLine Logo

ProduLine offers international consumers and small companies an easy to use online interface to send SMS Messages in an affordable way. Messages are sent through the website SMSExtraPro.

MobileWeb Logo

MobileWeb is the Belgian market leader in bulk SMS traffic. Through its reliable and secure platform, MobileWeb offers a wide variety of SMS solutions to large corporations as well as small and medium sized businesses.

GSM Information Network Logo

GSM Information Network (GIN) designs and supports software platforms for Internet and database access which mobile phones can use for SMS and MMS traffic. GIN additionally assures the international licenses for implementation of this technology.

Paratel Logo

Paratel manages several product lines: IVR (Interactive Voice Response), SMS, interactive TV-shows and iDTV. For each of these product lines Paratel manages the return path for its customers. Paratel’s mission is to ensure that its customer can interact with as broad an audience as possible via as many different media channels as possible.

OneSixty Logo

OneSixty is specialized in mobile marketing through developing apps for iOS, Android and Windows phones. OneSixty Mobile hosts websites, offers SMS services, interaction design, back-end development and web apps.

CM Telecom Belgium Logo

CMTelecom Belgium provides clients the most innovative solutions in communications, messaging, payments and security. CM Telecom Belgium offers the combined years of experience and expertise of the companies MobileWeb and Paratel in IVR, SMS solutions, interactive TV-shows and iDTV.

SMSHosting Logo

SMSHosting works for companies that require business critical as well as time critical SMS messaging. SMSHosting's Mobile Dialogue Platform ensures carrier grade connections to more than 200 telecom networks worldwide.

Next to acquisitions of several companies CM Groep is as well interested in merging mobile messaging portfolios of companies. In 2012, CM Groep decides to acquire and integrate the Premium SMS services of Silverstreet into the portfolio.

In both 2010 and 2013 CM Groep acquires the SMS and IVR services and integrates the technical and administrative subjects of Mobillion in the Netherlands. The SMS service portfolio of technology company LogicaCMG is acquired by CM Groep in 2009.

Our Team

CM Groep is led by an experienced acquisitions team that focuses on finding similar companies for investments and giving them tools to help them grow.

Our team has an outstanding track record and has succesfully led several mergers and acquisitions with no disruptions.

The team members represent a balance in finance, legal matters, corporate affairs and corporate management.

Merger & Acquisitions Team:

Jeroen van Glabbeek

Jeroen van Glabbeek

CEO

Jeroen is CEO of CM Groep and founded CM Groep together with Gilbert Gooijers in 1999. He has won several international awards for CM throughout the years, including the Red Herring Europe award and the European Business Award.

Marijn van der Hoofden

Marijn van der Hoofden

Financial Analyst

Marijn joined CM in 2009 and has been involved in all acquisitions of CM. Marijn is the first point of contact as he evaluates potential acquisitions and investment proposals and manages bank and investor relations and financial analysis.

Integration Team:

Gilbert Gooijers

Gilbert Gooijers

Managing Director

Gilbert is Managing Director and one of the founders of the CM Groep. Gilbert is responsible for the operational management of CM and has gained extensive experience in the fields of management, research and marketing.

Eric Fransen

Eric Fransen

Sales Manager

Eric joined CM in 2010 and empowers the sales teams. He has been responsible for business results and supervised multidisciplinary teams of up to 100 people. Eric has been involved in prior acquisitions of Mobillion, Paratel, MobileWeb and Motricity.

Marco Schroot

Marco Schroot

Program Manager

Marco has over 20 years of experience in the IT business and has experience as an international project and program manager in the telecommunications market. His main expertise is in the area of project-, program-, transition and change management.

Jan Saan

Jan Saan

CTO

Jan is CTO at CM Groep, has over 14 years of experience in the ICT field and is specialised in integrating mobile technologies into existing environments. In prior acquisitions he was the leading coordinator for all transition services.

Judith Wouters

Judith Wouters

Group Controller

Joined CM in 2010 and is responsible for finance and control at CM. Judith holds a Master of Sciences in Accountancy from Tilburg University and Nivra Nyenrode Business University. Prior to joining CM, Judith has worked as a corporate controller, advisory accountant and team leader, where she gave direction to multiple controller teams. Within CM, she has been involved with previous acquisitions, such as MobileWeb and Motricity.

Babs van der Waal

Babs van der Waal

Financial Integration

Joined CM in 2006 as the first financial officer. Within CM she is responsible for the day-to-day financial operations together with a team of five financial officers. Babs holds a bachelor degree in business economics. From 2009 Babs was involved in incorporating the financial systems of acquired services and companies into the CM workflow. Over the years Babs contributed to various acquisitions CM Groep has completed.

Financial

CM Groep has shown a sustainable growth and has been a highly profitable company for many years running.

The financial performance has been awarded several times by renowned organizations and companies like the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award and the High Growth Award.

CM Groep has a line of credit specifically dedicated for mergers and acquisitions.

CM Groep is still privately owned by its original founders and therefore has a competitive advantage in mergers and acquisitions, growth and shareholder value.

We realized a substantial growth in our net profit and volumes. This has led to a strong and solid financial base with limited external funding to date.

CM Groep has a substantial pool of funding at its disposal in order to acquire additional companies. Next to that, committed senior banking facilities are on stand-by and ready to be drawn upon, specifically designed for the purpose to fund acquisitions.

If necessary, CM Groep can call upon several private equity firms who all have expressed a strong desire to invest in the company. CM Groep has purposely developed and maintained close relationships with these firms as well as with several informal investors.