Groupe Gorgé announces the acquisition of the remaining capital (49%) of its subsidiary AI Group. Specialized in active fire safety for major industrial risks, AI Group has been a Group Gorgé subsidiary since 2011. It is 51% owned by Groupe Gorgé and 49% owned by its managing executives.
An agreement has recently been signed with the minority shareholders: Groupe Gorgé acquires the Company's entire capital, whereas the two managing executives will provide the Group with operational support during the transition period, which will last until the end of 2015.
With this investment, Groupe Gorgé strengthens its commitment to the fire safety sector, a growing business within the Group which accounted for 70% of the Industrial Projects and Services division in 2014.
The full integration of the Company will firstly optimize the subsidiary's operations, and secondly facilitate the implementation of synergies (support, business and product functions) within this division, which saw growth of more than 37% in the first quarter of 2015.
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About Groupe Gorgé
Established in 1990, Group Gorgé is an industrial group operating in different areas of expertise:
Smart Safety Systems – Using technology to work in risk environments;
Protection in Nuclear Environments – Protecting people and securing buildings operating with radioactive materials;
Industrial Projects & Services Conducting Robotics and Fire protection systems projects for industry and service-sector player;
3D Printing – Enabling major industry players to find new routes to successful innovation and production processes by providing systems, 3D printers and new premium material.
In 2014, the Group reported revenue of €223.3 million. It is backed by 1,370 employees and operations in over ten countries.
More information available on www.groupe-gorge.com
Groupe Gorgé is listed on Euronext Paris and on the US OTC market in the form of ADR.
NYSE Euronext Paris:
ISIN code: FR0000062671
Ticker code: GOE
US OTC market:
CUSIP NUMBER: 399451 103
ISIN NUMBER: US3994511034
Ticker Code: GGRGY / GGRGF
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