UNIFY Gets Acquired

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UNIFY Gets Acquired

Two years ago, Siemens Enterprise Communications re-branded as UNIFY. "Unify, is a joint venture between the American private equity firm The Gores Group and German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG," according to Wikipedia. It is a premise-based comms platform. Now, Atos is buying Unify from Gores and Seimens.

Gores is a a global investment firm. "Together we invested in innovation, rebranded the company, recruited an impressive management team, and transitioned the business to a channel-driven, software-first company." Gores added.

Atos is a global Managed IT consulting firm with 11 billion Euro in revenue. Atos has its hand in all things IT: "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."

I am told that "a very large portion of ATOS is the former Siemens Information Systems group."

Interesting to see what happens next.

UPDATE from Atos CEO:

"Atos is a very dynamic company which has doubled its size & revenue in the last six years without debt, demonstrating an excellent track record in integration projects (e.g. integrating the IT Solutions & Services department of Siemens in 2011, acquiring European IT player, Bull, in 2014 & integrating the IT outsourcing activities of Xerox at the end of 2015). Atos and Unify will work together in the coming months on this very promising combination and expect the transaction to be completed in early 2016."

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