An agreement has been made with The Gores Group and Siemens AG for Atos to acquire Unify. With this acquisition Closing is expected in the first calendar quarter of 2016.
Unify is currently the third largest global provider of integrated communication solutions. By acquiring Unify, Atos would bridge the gap between communication and IT services. Unify is recognised by Industry analysts as “leader” in corporate telephony and “visionary” for unified communications.
Founded in 2008 as Siemens Enterprise Communication and headquartered in Munich (Germany), Unify is a joint venture between The Gores Group (51%) and Siemens (49%), active mainly in Europe and in the Americas. Unify provides end-to-end communications software and services enhancing social collaboration, digital transformation and business performance, through vertical specialized solutions. With 5600 employees and active in over 60 countries, Unify today generates €1.2 billion revenue.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of circa € 11 billion and 93,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry.
Atos intends to create a unique integrated proposition for unified communications and real time capabilities enhancing social collaboration, digital transformation, and business performance of its clients. The transaction is subject to employee representative’s bodies’ information and consultation and the approvals of the regulatory and antitrust authorities. Leveraging over 3,000 patents, Unify technologies would expand Atos’ digital transformation offerings.
MF Communications has been providing support for Siemens Unify business telephone systems for the past 15 years. We provide both legacy and new telephone systems and can supply your business with everything it needs to communicate effectively, both internally and externally. We offer a full range of business telecom solutions and provide every business with a dedicated project manager. Working closely with all our clients, we offer independent and impartial advice and tailored services to meet all your business telecommunication needs.
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