Thales Completes Acquisition Of Gemalto To Become A Global Leader

Apr 02, 2019 | THALES

Thales Completes Acquisition Of Gemalto To Become A Global Leader In Digital Identity And Security

Completed in 15 months, the acquisition of Gemalto by Thales for €4.8 billion creates a Group on a new scale and a global leader in digital identity and security employing 80,000 people. The larger Thales will master all the technologies underpinning the critical decision chain for companies, organisations and governments. Incorporating the talent and technologies of Gemalto, Thales will develop secure solutions to address the major challenges faced by our societies, such as unmanned air traffic management, data and network cybersecurity, airport security or financial transaction security.

  • Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) has today completed the acquisition of Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO), creating a global leader in digital identity and security.
  • With Gemalto, Thales will cover the entire critical decision chain in a digital world, from data generation via sensors, to real-time decision support
  • This acquisition increases Thales’s revenues to €19 billion and self-funded R&D to €1 billion a year, with 80,000 employees in 68 countries.

 

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