Capgemini is phasing out the Altran brand and launching Capgemini Engineering. Capgemini Engineering will group the activities of Altran and Capgemini Digital Engineering Services (DEMS).
Capgemini Betting on Altran To Reach its New 2025 Financial Objectives
Capgemini unveiled its new financial objectives for the 2020-2025 period, of which Altran will play a significant part. The company now targets a 7 to 9% annual revenue growth at cc and an adjusted EBIT margin of 14% by 2025. Capgemini will reach revenues in the range of EUR 22.2-24.4bn by 2025 (from an estimated pro-forma EUR 16.3bn in 2020) and EUR 3.1-3.4bn in adjusted EBIT (from EUR 1.5bn in 2020).
Altran Benefits from its Diversified Client Mix in Q2 2020
We got a glimpse of the performance of Altran when Capgemini announced its H1 2020 results
Unofficial: Renault Selects its Four ER&D Preferred Vendors
According to unofficial sources, Renault has now finalized its list of preferred ER&D service vendors, reducing it from nine vendors to four. The four winners are Akka, Bertrandt, Expleo, and Segula. They will now grab 80% of Renault’s ER&D spending and double their market shares.
Renault Considering R&D Outsourcing to Save EUR 200m Annually
Renault is considering R&D outsourcing to save EUR 100-200m annually. The company currently works with approximately 15 ER&D vendors and wants to reduce its number of preferred partners to five.
PSA To Deploy Systematically Work at Home Policy
During the crisis, PSA more than doubled the number of employees WaH from 18,000 concurrent connections to its IT to 38,000.
Outlook for the Aerospace Industry: A True Paradigm Shift
The Aerospace Industry’s Outlook Has Changed in Less Than Two Months We now have visibility on
Capgemini Finally Becomes the Number Engineering and R&D Sevices Vendor
The Stock Market meltdown resulted in an unexpected outcome: Capgemini secured 98.2% of the shares of Altran, with investors rushing to get EUR 14.5 per Altran share. Capgemini will now launch a squeeze-out procedure.
Altran’s Plans for Raising its Margins
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Altran Suffers from a Temporary Slowdown in Q4
Altran’s organic growth slowed down to +3.3% yoy in Q4. The company suffered from two main effects: Brexit delaying decision-making in the UK and deteriorating market conditions in the German automotive market. As a result, Altran’s North Europe and Central Europe business units were down by respectively 9.6% and 8.4% yoy in Q4.
Capgemini Secures 53.4% of Altran and Becomes Worldwide Leader in ER&D
Capgemini has succeeded with its offer to purchase Altran. The company has secured 53.4% of Altran’s capital. According to France’s financial market’s authority, Capgemini will reopen the tend offer from January 28 to February 10.
Capgemini Increases Its Tender Offer for Altran by 3.6%
Capgemini modestly increased its tender offer for Altran by 3.6%, from €14.0 to €14.5 per share.
UPDATED: French Appeal Court Rejects Request for Suspending Capgemini’s Offer for Altran
The Paris Court of Appeals rejected this morning ADAM’s request for suspension of the Capgemini tender offer for Altran’s shares.
UPDATED: Altran’s Share Trading Close to Capgemini’s Offer
Despite regular announcements that Elliott has increased its long positions on Altran’s shares, Altran’s share has been trading in the range of €14.08-14.20, close to Capgemini’s €14 offer. And since the announcement of the take-over, Altran’s share has not gone beyond €14.78.
Capgemini’s Acquisition of Altran Delayed by Elliott by Up to Five Months
Capgemini’s acquisition of Altran will be delayed by up to six months. Edge Fund Elliott has, through intermediaries, brought, the case to court. The initial ruling on December 4 will decide if the acquisition will be suspended. A final ruling will occur by end of the March at the latest.
Altran in Q3 2019: North America Soft Despite Reassuring Telecom Business
Altran’s CC/CS revenue growth in Q3 2019 reached +6.0%, to EUR 779m. The company slowed down somewhat from Q1: +8.1%, and Q2: +6.8%, despite the improvement in its operations in North America.
Independent firm acknowledges that Capgemini’s offer for Altran is “fair”
Finexi, an independent firm appointed by Altran to examine Capgemini’s proposal to acquire Altran for EUR 14 per share, concluded that Capgemini’s offer is “fair”.
Altran: Aricent back to growth in Q2!
We eagerly awaited the earnings from Altran in H1 2019 to understand if Aricent would resume growth, as guided by Altran.
Capgemini’s acquisition of Altran in trouble?
Capgemini’s proposition of Altran for EUR 14 per share is getting more complicated.
Capgemini open to show flexibility on Altran ownership structure
Still aiming to take control of Altran, Capgemini is open to show flexibility in its ownership structure. The company targets at least 50.1% of the shares of Altran and will accommodate large minority shareholders.
NelsonHall’s take on Capgemini’s acquisition of Altran
NelsonHall has posted an analysis of the Capgemini acquisition of Altran. NelsonHall is taking a Capgemini and IT services perspective, whereas, in this blog, we have made comments with our ER&D lenses. Enjoy.
Key questions about Capgemini’s acquisition of Altran
We continue to reflect on Capgemini’s acquisition of Altran.
Capgemini to acquire Altran for €5.0bn: early thoughts
Capgemini is to acquire Altran, for €5.0bn, including €3.6bn in cash and Altran’s net debt of €1.4bn (gross debt of €1.8bn). The company has already secured the 11% stake in Altran that Apax Partners holds and will rely on the financing, on its €1bn cash position and a €4.4bn bond issue.
UPDATED: a few thoughts about Altran and its cyber-attack
Altran provided some light on January 24, 2019, cyber attack that affected its operations in several countries in Europe. The company isolated malware and avoided its contamination and propagation to clients. Altran’s systems are now up and running.
Altran performs well in Q1 2019 despite the cyber-security incident and Aricent
Altran achieved in Q1 2019 a CC/CS growth yoy of 8.1% despite the impact of the decline in revenues of Aricent (-2% at CC/CS) and its cyber-attack (impacting the revenue growth of Altran by 200 bps).