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Parkside Interactive Joins Forces with Ascent

We are delighted to announce that Parkside Interactive has been acquired by leading European provider of AI-led digital transformation services, Ascent. This acquisition represents a pivotal moment in our history, as we join forces to bring enhanced services and innovative solutions to our clients.

A new chapter of innovation and excellence

For over 17 years, Parkside Interactive has been at the forefront of custom software development and UX design, delivering exceptional results for our clients. Operating out of Austria (Graz, Vienna, Linz), Switzerland (Basel), and Portugal (Porto), we have served a wide range of customers, including Silicon Valley tech giants Shutterstock and LinkedIn, global enterprises like Roche and Novartis, and market leaders in the DACH region such as Buhler and Raiffeisen Bank.

Joining Ascent allows us to amplify our strengths, access new resources, and expand our global footprint. Ascent, renowned for its AI-focused digital services, will enhance our ability to deliver next-generation solutions that seamlessly blend AI, analytics, and immersive user experiences.

What this means for our clients

Our commitment to excellence remains unwavering. As part of Ascent, we will continue to provide high-quality design and software engineering services, now with the added benefit of Ascent’s expertise in helping customers visualize and model data, unleash AI and drive value from cloud. This partnership will enable us to offer a broader range of services, innovative solutions, and an enhanced customer experience.

Christoph Platzer and the rest of the team will stay on board and oversee the expansion of Ascent’s DACH business. His leadership will be instrumental in aligning our operations and establishing a strong in-region Microsoft partnership, mirroring Ascent’s success in the UK.

“Ascent is a great strategic fit for us and marks a significant step in our evolution. By joining forces, we can accelerate our data and AI journey, unlocking enormous value for our clients in the DACH region. Our complementary geographic reach, industry expertise, company size, and cultural alignment make this an ideal collaboration.”

— Christoph Platzer, Parkside Interactive CEO

A bright future ahead

We are excited about the future and the opportunities this acquisition brings. Together with Ascent, we are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the tech industry. Stewart Smythe, CEO of Ascent, highlighted the potential of this partnership, stating:

“DACH is one of the most mature and dynamic markets in Europe, featuring a number of ‘hidden champions”’. Parkside’s extensive design and engineering capabilities perfectly complement Ascent’s data, AI, and advanced analytics expertise, opening up a world of possibility for clients seeking to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive digital landscape.”

— Stewart Smythe, Ascent CEO

We look forward to continuing our journey with you and achieving even greater success. Thank you for your ongoing support and trust in Parkside Interactive.

For more information about Ascent and the acquisition, please visit Ascent’s website.