AKKA TECHNOLOGIES : Entry into exclusive negotiations with the shareholders of MATIS for a majority takeover

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AKKA Technologies announces that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with the shareholders of MATIS with a view to a prospective majority takeover.

The objective is to sustain MATIS's activities and support its growth.

About MATIS

MATIS is a technology consultancy founded in 1994. It now has 1,000 employees and reported revenue of €82.5 million in 2014, 65% in France and 35% internationally. It holds significant positions in Belgium and Spain, and a strategic position in Brazil. Leveraging its strong technological positioning, MATIS derived 30% of its 2014 revenue from the aerospace sector, 20% from the auto sector, 10% from energy and health, and 7% from transport. Besides sharing a passion for technology with AKKA Technologies, MATIS has acknowledged expertise in the businesses of process support, industrialisation and quality, renewable energy and embedded computing. 

About AKKA Technologies

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Let's share our passion for technology.”

An engineering and technology consultancy and European leader in the mobility segment, AKKA Technologies operates in 20 countries through 21 centres of excellence building on expertise and synergies forged across the entire Group. Driven by a determination to innovate and a passion for technology, it combines an entrepreneurial spirit with a consistent and visionary strategy. Its understanding of the challenges facing its customers and its positioning across the entire product life cycle enable it to assist major customers on high value-added turnkey projects. With a differentiating positioning symbolised above all by the AKKA Research in-house research centre and a broad international footprint around its unique Franco-German base, AKKA Technologies is poised to become the best in class in large transnational contracts.

With nearly 11,000 talented employees, AKKA Technologies delivered revenue of €885.6 million in 2014, 50% of which internationally. It aims to lift this to €1.2 billion by 2018.

AKKA Technologies is listed on EuronextTM Paris – Segment B – ISIN code FR0004180537.

CAC® Small, CAC® Mid & Small, CAC® All-Tradable, CAC® All-Share indices

For more information, please visit www.akka.eu

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In case of discrepancy between the French and English versions of this press release, only the French version should be deemed valid.

AKKA Technologies contacts  
Nicolas Valtille
Group CFO
Tel.: +33 4 78 92 60 83
finances@akka.eu
Dov Lévy
Investor Relations & Corporate Development
Tel.: +33 1 56 69 26 52
dov.levy@akka.eu
   
Actus contacts
Amalia Naveira/Marie-Claude Triquet

Analyst/Investor/Press Relations Tel.: +33 4 72 18 04 93 anaveira@actus.fr/mctriquet@actus.fr
 

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