TCS Acquires France's Alti SA For Over 530 Cr
New Delhi: IT services major Tata Consultancy Services said it has completed the acquisition of French enterprise solutions provider Alti SA, a move that will help the Tata Group company to expand its reach in Europe.
In April this year, the Mumbai-headquartered company had announced it will acquire Alti SA for 75 million euros (about 533 crore) in an all-cash deal to help transform TCS into a major player in France, the third-largest IT services market in Europe.
The acquisition gives the firm access to blue-chip French and European clients in banking, luxury, manufacturing and utilities sectors.
"TCS CEO and Managing Director N Chandrasekaran and ALTI's founders signed the final agreement to commence the integration of ALTI into TCS' operations in France. The acquisition had been initially announced in April 2013," TCS said in a statement.
Alti SA is regarded as one of the top five system integrators of SAP solutions in France. It includes several top French corporations in the banking, financial services, luxury, manufacturing and utilities sectors as its key customers, it added.
"Today is a historic day for our company in France, which will see us emerge as a much stronger player in the local market and which sets the platform for our future growth in the region," Chandrasekaran said.
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