ChapsVision announces the acquisition of DeveryWare and Ockham Solutions
ChapsVision announces the acquisition. Both companies will join Flandrin Technologies, its cyber division. With the support of its new financial partners Bpifrance, Tikehau Ace Capital and Tikehau Capital, the group is strengthening its position as a sovereign expert in investigation and cyber intelligence solutions.
Suresnes, October 10, 2022 –
ChapsVision, through its cyber division Flandrin Technologies, sovereign expert in investigation and cyber intelligence solutions, announces that it has completed a double acquisition: Deveryware, the leader in investigation technologies and services for global security, and Ockham Solutions, a specialist in investigation support software, exclusively for governmental institutions with security missions.
These two operations are financed with the support of Bpifrance, Tikehau Ace Capital and Tikehau Capital through a major fundraising of more than 100 million euros announced recently. The new partners are leading financial players and will support the group’s development in Europe and the acceleration of its external growth strategy.
ChapsVision announced on September 22 its intention to acquire Deveryware. It confirms today that the transaction has been completed and simultaneously announces a second acquisition: Ockham Solutions.
Ockham Solutions designs solutions for analysing telephone traces and assisting in the drafting of legal procedures dedicated to the investigation sector, such as Mercure, which is widely used in France by the National Police and the General Department of Internal Security (DGSI).
Deveryware, on the other hand, has been extremely successful in the fields of geolocation, forensic analysis, language processing and crisis management. Its solutions are already used by the French Ministries of the Interior and Justice, as well as the French Gendarmerie.
The integration of Deveryware and Ockham Solutions within Flandrin Technologies now creates a major player in sovereign software for government clients.
All these solutions will enhance the capabilities of ARGONOS, the new heterogeneous data processing platform developed by ChapsVision, which reinforces its position as a leading provider of Big Data investigation solutions.
Through these new acquisitions, the group is accelerating its international development. Indeed, Flandrin Technologies will initiate its European expansion by leveraging the successful deployments of Deveryware and Ockham Solutions in Europe.
“After the acquisitions of Bertin It, Vecsys and, more recently, Elektron, we are pleased to finalise the merger of Deveryware and Ockham Solutions within Flandrin Technologies. This sustained acquisition strategy over the past year allows us to affirm Flandrin Technologies’ position as a major sovereign player in cyber intelligence with a unique and most comprehensive complementary sovereign offering in the investigation solutions market. The broad spectrum of capabilities we cover makes us the preferred and essential partner for state security services that have to solve investigation problems,” says Olivier Dellenbach, CEO of ChapsVision.
“At Ockham Solutions, we have always been guided by the needs of our clients with a strong prism and expertise in investigation techniques. We have been able to convince organisations in 27 countries with these skills. ChapsVision appeared to us as the logical continuation of our adventure. With their robust and forward-looking technologies combined with our business knowledge, we are convinced that we are in a position to build the best sovereign solutions of tomorrow and help investigators to better fight the incredible threats they face on a daily basis,” declares Marc Pernicelli, President of Ockham Solutions.
“It became clear very quickly that Deveryware had to be brought closer to ChapsVision‘s excellent industrial project. Bringing together our strengths and skills is undoubtedly the most effective way to enable France to compete with foreign offerings,” explains Jacques Salognon, President of Deveryware.
The new entity will enable the ChapsVision group to achieve a turnover of more than €100m by 2022, with 500 employees. The ChapsVision group is continuing to implement its 2024 strategic plan, which aims to bring the group’s turnover to €250 million by combining organic growth and targeted acquisitions.
Founded in 2019, ChapsVision enables Data-intensive B2B and B2G industries to succeed in their digital transformation through a highly complementary portfolio of business solutions fully integrated around its Argonos heterogeneous data processing platform. ChapsVision brings together in its Enterprise division the activities of Coheris, Octipas, NP6. This division has more than 450 customers in finance, retail and government services. The group’s cyber activity has been brought together in the Flandrin Technologies division, which has become a key player in cyber intelligence, offering a sovereign solution dedicated to the defence, intelligence and security markets. Flandrin Technologies, federates around its Argonos platform a wide range of capabilities from the activities of Flandrin IT (formerly Bertin IT), Vecsys, Elektron. Ockham Solutions and Deveryware. Its solutions are likely to be of interest to both state organisations and large companies. Flandrin Technologies has more than 150 customers in the defence, energy, telecom, transport and government sectors and also addresses the fields of media monitoring, banking compliance and customer intelligence.
Through significant R&D investments complemented by a sustained strategy of acquisitions and international development, ChapsVision aims to rapidly build a coherent, large group capable of becoming the preferred strategic partner of its customers.
The group has more than 500 employees, more than 600 key account customers, and will achieve a turnover of more than €100M in 2022.
Founded in 2003, Deveryware is a leading provider of investigative technologies and services for global security, committed to serving the security of states, companies and populations through innovative digital technologies and high value-added solutions. The group’s solutions enable the acceleration of investigations, the analysis of evidence, the securing of risks and the management of crises. With 160 employees, the group is operating in Europe, Africa, North and South America. It attaches significant importance to Research & Development with 10% of its turnover invested. Deveryware, a registered provider of cybermalveillance.gouv.fr, is certified ISO 27001 (information security management system) in 2022, after 10 years of deployment of a Quality-Environment approach (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001). The group is ranked in the Top 250 French software publishers, the FW500, the Truffle 100 and the 500 champions of growth.
For more information : https://deveryware.com/
About Ockham Solutions
Founded in 2005, Ockham Solutions is a French company specialised in the field of investigation support software.
Its software is designed exclusively for state institutions with security missions. They provide practical solutions to problems related to the investigation business.
Aware that its solutions are primarily designed for operational staff and not for computer specialists, its priority is to provide tools that are accessible to the greatest number of people and meet real operational needs.
For more information : https://ockham-solutions.fr/
Bpifrance Investissement is the management company that handles Bpifrance’s equity investments. Bpifrance is the French national investment bank: it finances businesses – at every stage of their development – through loans, guarantees, equity investments and export insurances. Bpifrance also provides extra financial services (training, consultancy) to help entrepreneurs meet their challenges (innovation, export…).
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