Media release: 4i merges with Methys20 March 2018 ‐ 4 min read
Earlier today, representatives from Methys Group and 4i announced that 4i has merged with Methys Digital, a Methys Group Company, with immediate effect, and appointed Renier Kriel as the Managing Director of Digital for Methys Group.
4i merges with International digital innovation enabler, Methys
Methys Digital’s impressive portfolio of startups, SMEs and large listed companies grew a little bigger today, as highly acclaimed digital development studio, 4i joined its ranks. Methys’ footprint reaches across the globe with an active presence in Europe and Africa, and offices in France, the UK, Luxembourg, Tunisia and South Africa. The company’s incubation and acceleration capabilities have created an outstanding track record that’s increasingly of interest to investors, corporates and startups. 4i’s long standing reputation of delivering excellent digital products combined with Methys’ international presence creates a high quality, differentiated value proposition for its clients who are in need of a full-service, diverse team that can tackle large, complex digital projects.
Methys Digital and 4i will retain their respective brand identities and focus on delivering digital innovation
Methys Digital and 4i will retain their respective brand identities and focus on delivering digital innovation, thereby ensuring client success through their bolstered suite of services. These include business strategy, UX and UI design, prototyping and testing, development, analytics and reporting. As a result of the transaction, 4i Founder Renier Kriel will be taking over the leadership of Methys Digital globally, and is now a partner in Methys Group. The company employs a team of 70 skilled and talented individuals across its Cape Town and Stellenbosch offices.
Christophe Viarnaud, co-founder and CEO of Methys says “I am particularly excited, as our relationship with the 4i team began nearly 9 years ago when we built the first fully fledged transactional mCommerce app in South Africa, Powertime. Renier and his team are a tremendous addition to the Group’s ability to service our clients’ needs, ranging from business consulting to improved performance through mobile and web applications.”
Renier Kriel, MD of Digital for Methys says, “4i believes in leveraging technology to solve business problems and improve lives. By joining forces with Methys we are positioned better than ever before to provide unparalleled value to customers by creating exceptional digital products that really deliver results.”