Paris, May 24th 2016 – CSC, a US global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, today announced the intent to acquire Aspediens, Europe’s leading provider of technology-enabled solutions for the service-management sector and a preferred partner of ServiceNow.
Bryan, Garnier & Co acted as a sole advisor to Aspediens’ shareholders in this transaction.
Founded in 2008 and based in Switzerland, Aspediens is the European cloud transformation expert and a Preferred Solutions Partner of ServiceNow. With offices in Switzerland, Germany, Spain & France, Aspediens, constantly striving to provide innovative and valuable software and services, has driven more than 700 projects from Fortune 500 and Global 2000 to mid-size companies internationally.
Aspediens will join the CSC ServiceNow practice as part of Fruition Partners, a CSC company and the leading global ServiceNow practice. This brings together two of the most experienced and capable ServiceNow partners in the world as evidenced by endorsements from ServiceNow. The combined Business will have nearly 500 practitioners covering ServiceNow, cloud development and service management consulting capabilities.
Michel Regueiro, CEO of Aspediens, stated: “The journey of Aspediens and our loyal customers will take a significant leap forward as we join CSC-Fruition Partners and its global ServiceNow offering. Our customers will gain a stronger resource base, access to exclusive IP, and extensive industry expertise, among many other benefits. We are proud to bring our talent and relationships to this growing practice”.
David Schneider, CRO of ServiceNow added: “Adding Aspediens to its ServiceNow practice underscores CSC’s commitment to creating the leading global services practice in the enterprise service-management space, and to leveraging the promise of a world-class partner ecosystem”.
Thibaut De Smedt, Partner in charge of the Software and IT services sectors at Bryan, Garnier & Co concluded: “We are proud to have advised Aspediens’ shareholders and completed this cross-border transaction with such a strategic partner as CSC-Fruition Partners. We welcome the new development opportunities for Aspediens arising from this acquisition”.
M&A Advisor: Bryan, Garnier & Co (Thibaut De Smedt, Pierre Ruaud, Guillaume du
Legal Advisor: id est avocats (Michel Jaccard, Medhi Tedjani)
About Aspediens (www.aspediens.com)
Founded in 2008, Aspediens is the European cloud
transformation expert and a Preferred Solutions Partner of ServiceNow.
Aspediens has driven more than 700 projects to success with their unique and
ready-to-go delivery model combined with deeply experienced consultants and a
constant innovation in solutions and services. Aspediens offices in Switzerland,
France, Germany and Spain serve Fortune 500, Global 2000 and mid-size companies
internationally. In addition to ServiceNow, the company also distributes Okta,
CipherCloud, Numerify, Perspectium and BDNA.
About CSC (www.csc.com)
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is a global leader
of next generation information technology (IT) services and solutions. The
Company's mission is to enable superior returns on our clients’ technology
investments through best-in-class industry solutions, domain expertise and
global scale. CSC has approximately 70,000 employees and reported revenue of
$11.7 billion for the 12 months ended July 3, 2015.
About Fruition Partners, a CSC Company (www.fruitionpartners.com)
Fruition Partners, a CSC Company is a
global technology-enabled services firm focused on elevating service management
to the cloud. The company combines practical experience with technology-enabled
tools and services to help organizations attain success throughout the entire
Service Management process. With more than 2,500 ServiceNow projects to its
credit, Fruition Partners is a Master tier Solutions Partner of the leading
enterprise cloud company, ServiceNow. Fruition Partners team of over 400
cloud-integration experts accelerate service management and ensure clients
experience the cost and performance benefits quickly and easily.
About Bryan, Garnier & Co (www.bryangarnier.com)
Bryan, Garnier & Co is an independent investment
bank specialized in European growth companies, providing them with Equity
Research, Brokerage and Corporate Finance services.
With more than 150 professionals based in London, Paris, New York, Geneva, New Delhi and Munich, Bryan, Garnier & Co combines the range of services and the expertise of top-tier investment banks with the level of attention to clients of a boutique. Bryan, Garnier & Co is a leading advisor to European growth companies on strategic finance transactions such as mergers & acquisitions, equity capital market, LBOs and private placement. Bryan, Garnier & Co is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the United Kingdom, and is member of London Stock Exchange and Euronext, Alternext Listing Sponsor, and is active on all European capital markets.