Forthalia aggregates the Strategy and Organisational Consulting practice of its founders, which started back in 1992, and the activities of Forté Italia, a joint venture created in 1998 between US based Forté Software Inc. and Luxembourg based SOTAD Participations SA, with the objective of selling the Forté products in Italy, and to offer customers training and all related services. In 1999 Sun Microsystems Inc. acquires the shares previously owned by Forté Software Inc. In 2007 the company's management acquires 100% of the stock owned by Sun Microsystems Inc. and SOTAD Participations SA. In 2011 the company changed its name to Forthalia.
Forthalia has been operating for several years in Strategic, Organisational, Sales and Marketing Consulting and has gained a wide experience in the field of M&A thanks to the numerous transactions concluded in the past ten years. In the IT industry Forthalia offers a wide range of IT consulting services as well as IT Professional Services to design, develop, implement and operate complex solutions and IT Systems. The portfolio of activities includes also the distribution and sale of third party products.
Some M&A deals:
Acquisition by an important Italian IT group of a major hardware manufacturer listed in Paris. Acquisition by an important Italian Software group of a major competitor listed in Brussels. Sale of 100% of an Italian ISP to a major UK based Multinational Telco Group. Capital increase in an important listed retail chain selling PCs. Sale of an important producer of machinery for the pharmaceutical sector. Scouting of potential investors in a shoe manufacturer.