Citrix Systems, Inc. has announced that it has closed the acquisition of Netviewer AG, a leading, privately held European Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor in collaboration and IT services. As announced on December 17, 2010, Netviewer will become part of Citrix Online, the online services division of Citrix Systems. The acquisition will accelerate Citrix Online’s global expansion and extend its SaaS leadership in Europe.
Netviewer’s Robert Gratzl has been appointed vice president and general manager for Citrix Online in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and will oversee an operation that will be one of the leading SaaS-based organizations in Europe specializing in collaboration and IT services. Netviewer’s Karlsruhe office will remain an important center for Citrix Online’s operations in the region, driving expansion in Central and Southern Europe. Citrix Online will continue to serve and support Netviewer’s more than 18,000 customers, located primarily in Germany and continental Europe, which complements Citrix Online’s current strength in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics.