“Sopra Group, for its subsidiary Axway, has finalised the acquisition of the B2B activity of Atos Origin in Germany”
Scottsdale, Ariz. and Paris, 1 March 2007
Sopra Group, for Axway finalised yesterday the acquisition of Atos Origin's B2B activities in Germany. This operation solidifies Axway's leadership in the B2B platform domain and significantly reinforces its presence in Germany, the largest European market.
Axway, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sopra Group, has acquired 100% of the B2B software activity of Atos Origin in Germany. The transaction was paid in cash.
The two entities have multiple complementarities, such as geographic positioning and expertise in client business domains, which help place Axway among the leading vendors in Germany. Additionally, this acquisition solidifies Axway's leadership in the EDI and B2B platform markets in Europe and consolidates its positioning in the Automotive sector.
Served by 1,100 qualified staff from over 20 office locations throughout the world, Axway clients now number more than 8,000 in over 100 countries.
About Axway Software (www.axway.com)
Axway is the leading global provider of Collaborative Business Solutions. Axway establishes the dynamic connections — within and among enterprises — that make companies easier to do business with. Over 7000 organizations worldwide depend on Axway to manage and control their business-critical information in motion — improving value chain efficiency, regulatory compliance and quality of service. Axway's solutions feature a highly flexible integration and B2B framework, analytics, services, and customized applications for the financial services and life sciences industries. A subsidiary of Sopra Group, SA, Axway has dual headquarters in Paris, France and Scottsdale, Arizona, and offices in 20 countries.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.4 billion and it employs 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
About Sopra Group (www.sopragroup.com)
A leader in the European consulting and IT services market, with a total workforce of 10,000, Sopra Group provides the full spectrum of services enabling companies to transform their organisations and their information systems. Sopra Group is a total solution provider, from prior strategic reflection from an executive management perspective, through to the supervision and implementation of major systems integration and application outsourcing projects. Through its subsidiary Axway, the Group pursues the worldwide deployment of its activities in both application integration and collaborative business solutions, with a complete range of solutions and services.
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