Capgemini and altran create a global digital transformation leader for industrial and tech companies
On June 24, 2019, Capgemini (Euronext Paris: CAP) and Altran have entered into an agreement for exclusive negotiations whereby Capgemini is to acquire Altran in the context of a friendly tender offer. On 23 September 2019, Capgemini has filed its proposed tender offer for Altran with the French financial market authority and Altran a draft response document to Capgemini’s offer. Altran’s shareholders are offered a cash consideration of EUR 14.50 per share, valuing Altran’s equity at approximately EUR 3.7 billion.
The combination of the two companies will create a group with revenues of €17 billion and more than 270,000 employees. This new entity will leverage its unique positioning in particularly promising segments. This project is the first major combination of two leaders in complementary segments of technology which tend to converge with the advent of digital and the diffusion of new technologies in all activities (including the cloud, the internet of things, Edge computing, artificial intelligence, 5G): that of operational technologies (for Altran Technologies) and that of information technologies (for Capgemini). In particular, it will enable the new entity to accelerate its ambition in digital transformation sectors for industrial players.
At the end of the offer closed on January 22, 2020, Capgemini held 53.57% of Altran’s share capital and at least 53.41% of Altran’s voting rights. The reopened offer closed on February 10, 2020. Capgemini committed not to take control of the Company pending the ruling of the Paris Court of Appeal on the claim filed by a shareholder, which is expected on March 19, 2020.
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