Strengthen its positions in the market for services dedicated to the digital industry.
This is the main objective of Adecco, in the context of the acquisition of Akka Technologies, a French family group specializing in engineering, innovation and services consulting which supports industries as diverse as the automotive industry. , aeronautics, defense, railways, telecommunications, electronics and even pharmacy.
The surprise operation was announced on Wednesday by the Swiss group.
The latter does not hesitate to pay the price to seize Akka.
The offer of 49 euros per share represents a premium of 115% over Akka's price last Friday.
It values the company (1.5 billion euros in turnover, 167 million losses in 2020) at 2 billion.
Adecco reached an agreement with the shareholders, in particular with Maurice Ricci, founding CEO of this mid-sized company, and Jean-Franck Ricci, who hold 33.10% of the capital.
Other family members as well
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