Strengthening of the brick selfcare to greatly reduce costs related to it support and outsourcing
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Development of a business intelligence for the implementation of virtual assistants
Acquisition of an amount of 3.17 Million (excluding net cash)
Noisy-le-Grand, France, on June 14, 2017 07: 30 am EasyVista (FR0010246322 ALEZV Eligible for PEA PME), a major player in the IT Management in Europe and the United States, today announced the acquisition of next of KNOWESIA, editor and solutions of knowledge base interactive (Knowledge-as-a-Service) for the independent management of IT services. This acquisition is perfectly in line with the innovation strategy EASYVISTA, strengthening its offer selfcare, which allows companies to greatly reduce the time to resolution of the problems IT, while accelerating the development of solutions for virtual assistants.
Sylvain Gauthier, co-founder and CEO of EasyVista, says : “today the management of knowledge is fundamental because it is the foundation needed to deploy the algorithms. Strategic for the industry of Information Technology Service Management (ITSM), these technologies facilitate the automation
service desks by providing the essential intelligence to virtual assistants.
The innovation of KNOWESIA, combined with our know-how and our international client base, makes us even more competitive at the global level and strengthens our positioning with major accounts. Finally, this acquisition is consistent with the financial objectives of EASYVISTA because KNOWESIA is a highly profitable business. ”
Located in Nantes, KNOWESIA publishes and distributes a software package in a collaborative allows all trades and all sectors of activity of the modeling procedures in the form of decision trees. Created in 2007, KNOWESIA has developed an innovative technology with the support of the Agence Nationale de Valorisation de la Recherche (ANVAR) and has been awarded the “Cool Vendor: Gartner,” as well as the “Fintech Award” awarded by Finance Innovation, one of the poles of competitiveness in the major world in innovation in finance. The solutions developed by KNOWESIA allow you to optimize the user experience and improve the skills of helpdesk services.
KNOWESIA enjoys an excellent reputation and has prestigious customers among the largest companies since 45% of CAC 40 companies use its solution, in particular in SaaS mode, as well as other major organisations such as SNCF, La Poste Mobile, Direct Energy, or Channel More. In 2016, KNOWESIA has achieved a turnover of 1.5 million euros and employs 11 people, mainly in R&D in Nantes and has a commercial team in Paris.
This acquisition will enrich the offer of EASYVISTA with its strategic customers and broadening the scope of activity, the selfcare constitute the main vector of growth of the ITSM. In addition, this brick technology, integrated-Service Apps, will result in a decrease in the number of calls to the customer support of EASYVISTA and therefore costs for the helpdesk. Indeed, the solutions of EASYVISTA can automatically process up to 50% of cases repetitive helpdesks, level 1 and increase of 30% in their operational effectiveness.
Finally, this software component will give the virtual assistants or agents conversational so-called “chatbots” a true business intelligence needed for their implementation with clients, thanks to a technology codeless coupled with artificial intelligence algorithms.
Thibault de Clisson, a leader of KNOWESIA, comments : “Capitalizing on our expertise of the relationship users, we have pushed KNOWESIA to the rank of major partner companies of the CAC 40 for the implementation of solutions “user friendly” guaranteeing employees a self-management and intelligent of their business issues. Therefore, it is with great enthusiasm that we join the group EASYVISTA, the strong complementarity of our technology offerings, as well as our positions geographic, to generate significant commercial synergies “.
Terms of the transaction
The acquisition, which values KNOWESIA to 3.17 M (excluding net cash), will be funded to the tune of a little more than 2/3, or of 2.17 M), in EASYVISTA, the price of 27,61 per share EASYVISTA (corresponding to the market value of a share EASYVISTA determined by the average price during the 30 trading days prior to may 24, 2017 excluded), representing a discount of approximately 6.75% over the closing share EASYVISTA June 13, 2017, and for the balance, is 1 M, in cash. The result of this operation, EASYVISTA will hold all of the securities of KNOWESIA. The capital increase contemplated in remuneration of the contribution of the shares KNOWESIA will be an issue of 78.774 new shares EASYVISTA is a dilution of about 4,76% on a non-diluted (on the basis of the number of shares EASYVISTA issued to this day, 1.575.490 shares). The completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of the general meeting of shareholders of EASYVISTA convened for 29 June 2017.
Indicative timetable for the acquisition
Publication in the BALO of the notice of meeting may 24, 2017
Convocation of the shareholders in the extraordinary general meeting on 14 June 2017
Holding of the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of EASYVISTA 29 June 2017
Settlement and delivery of the contribution 3 July 2017
Thibault de Clisson, executive officer, founder, will remain ceo of KNOWESIA.
In addition, the terms of the offer provide for the shareholders of KNOWESIA, prospective holders of securities EASYVISTA, a clause of commitment to the conservation of 36 months, attesting the membership of a common strategic long-term stakeholders.
EasyVista reinventing Service Management for mobile users, easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use. The platform EasyVista automates and customizes the delivery of services to employees and other end-users, without a single line of code. EasyVista is the only solution for Service Management inherently designed for the Mobile experience First. It allows you to have more than a thousand companies around the world to dramatically improve the user experience ; to simplify and accelerate the creation and the management of services ; and reduce the total cost of the service provision. EasyVista has more than 20 years of experience in Service Management, and customers in many industry segments such as financial services, healthcare, higher education, technology, public sector, retail, industry. The company is certified “innovative company” by Bpifrance and is present in the world, with 2 seats in Paris and New York. EasyVista is quoted on the Alternext market of Euronext Paris (ALEZV:).
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