Altran Group
acquires Aricent
and creates the undisputed global leader in Engineering and R&D services

  • New entity to offer outstanding value proposition to its clients and outpace competition with:

– Unmatched scale: close to €3 billion in revenues1, 44,000 employees operating in ~ 30 countries, including 15,000 near and offshore engineers across 5 Global Delivery Centers
– No. 1 worldwide, no. 1 in Europe, no. 1 in the US2
– Leadership positions in key industries: Aerospace, Automotive, Design & Innovative Product Development, Life sciences, Semiconductors, Software & Internet, Telecoms
– Superior expertise in key technology domains, design, product & system engineering, digital & software

  • Acquisition price of €1.73 billion ($2.0 billion), all cash
  • Enhanced financial profile; Altran 2020. Ignition plan’s strategic objectives achieved in 2018
  • EPS accretive from year 1 and double digit accretion supported by EBITDA runrate synergies in excess of €50 million
  • Acquisition expected to close in Q1 2018, subject to customary conditions

More info

30.11.17 Press release

30.11.17 Acquisition of Aricent by Altran

1 Based on combined LTM Jun-17 revenue pro-forma of €2.9 billion: for Altran pro-forma for full-year impact of acquisitions and for Aricent pro-forma for full-year impact of software deals
2 Excluding financial services
3 Converted using FX spot rate EUR/USD of 1.18