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  Date: 14/12/2017

Atos proposes to acquire Gemalto

Atos has proposed to acquire Gemalto for a all-cash offer of €46.0 per Gemalto share which is approximately €4.3bn total bid.

Atos sees the proposed transaction will strengthen Gemalto’s businesses and will create a leading Group in cybersecurity technologies and digital services.

Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos said: “Atos has been following closely, and with a lot of interest, the evolution of Gemalto as a leading player in digital cyber security, IoT and payment and has long admired its global presence and strong customer and technology portfolios. We believe that a combination of Atos and Gemalto would result in enhanced global leadership in cybersecurity, digital technologies and services and in the strengthening of our positioning as a leading European payment services provider. Atos has carefully considered the interest of the stakeholders of the two groups, shareholders, employees, and customers which will all benefit from the proposed friendly transaction. In addition, Atos comes forward with a long track-record of successfully integrating management teams, employees and businesses”

The combination will lead to the creation of a worldwide leader with total revenue amounting to . €1.5bn. "Gemalto’s offerings in identity and access management, data encryption and crypto management strongly complement Atos’ capabilities in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, High Performance Computers, and cloud orchestration." says Atos.

 
          
 
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