HELSINKI, FINLAND. June 21st, 2023. saas.group announces the acquisition of AddSearch, the leading provider of hosted website search solutions. AddSearch offers a solution which helps customers improve website conversion rate, customer experience, and customer support. The AddSearch platform seamlessly integrates with various content management system providers, including WordPress, Shopify, Magento and Wix.
Founded in 2013 by Antti Ala-Ilkka, Mikko Nurminen and Pasi Ilola, AddSearch has raised funding from Visionplus and other investors. Notable customers include Carnival, ThyssenKrupp, ABB, Telia, Dun & Bradstreet, European Central Bank, Lysol and Generali.
We are delighted to welcome Helena Rebane as the leader of AddSearch, where she will maintain a keen focus on delivering exceptional customer experiences and nurturing the AddSearch team. Antti Ala-Ilkka will also continue to provide valuable support during the transition phase.
The acquisition of AddSearch marks saas.group’s 15th successful acquisition and its inaugural entry into the Nordics. This strategic expansion significantly bolsters saas.group’s portfolio, enabling customers to optimize user experiences, boost conversions, lower operational costs, and maximize customer lifetime value.
Antti Ala-Ilkka, Founder of AddSearch, commented
We are thrilled to partner with saas.group to take AddSearch to new heights. We have been deeply impressed by saas.group’s technical and operational expertise in scaling SaaS businesses.
Helena Rebane, CEO of AddSearch, commented
Having established AddSearch as a market-leading hosted website search product, we look forward to working closely with saas.group to further scale the company. Our joint efforts will aim to provide better solutions for our customers, improving their retention rates, enhancing customer satisfaction, and reducing costs.
Tobias Schlottke, Co-Founder & CTO at saas.group, commented
We are incredibly excited about the addition of AddSearch to our portfolio. As one of the early pioneers of hosted website search, AddSearch has built an enviable product with a diverse client base spanning five continents.
saas.group acquires promising SaaS companies with a founder-friendly process in order to elevate their product – and their people – to the next level. Founded in 2017 in by serial tech entrepreneurs (Tim Schumacher, Ulrich Essmann, and Tobias Schlottke), the company has acquired fourteen companies to date, including Beekast, Crosstalent, Tower, Rewardful, Prerender, Juicer, Seobility, and others. With over 180 staff across 20 countries globally, saas.group provides products across Sales & Marketing, HR, Dev Tools, and eCommerce verticals.
saas.group was advised by Smartius Lawyers (Simo Kaartinen), Capton Partners (Antti Sauramo, Matti Kaloinen and Lauri Vuoristo) and Techminers (Daniel Jung and Florian Pahl). AddSearch was advised by Translink Corporate Finance (Ruben Moring, Pontus Backlund, Tero Nummenpää and Tomi Mustonen) and Avail Attorneys (Valtteri Vimpari).
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