Orange Business Services completes the acquisition of consulting firm InovenAltenor

Orange Business Services has just completed the acquisition of consulting firm InovenAltenor. The acquisition confirms Orange Business Services’ ambitions in supporting companies in the strategic domain of digital transformation and the positioning of Orange Consulting, its consulting arm that specializes in this domain.

Paris, 05-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — InovenAltenor was founded in 2005 and provides consulting  services in management, innovation and transformation. With 60  employees, it is currently one of the top French firms in digital  transformation, cross-channel customer relations and IT transformation  program management.

InovenAltenor has a very broad customer base  primarily serving large French companies and digital start-ups working  in financial services, online commerce and energy. In 2012,  InovenAltenor recorded turnover of nearly €10 million.

InovenAltenor  will join Orange Business Services’ wholly-owned subsidiary Orange  Consulting, which guides French and foreign companies alike through the  various stages of digital transformation, including digital application  strategies, innovative business models, customer experience, cloud  migration, security and change management. Created in 2009, Orange  Consulting has 200 consultants working with start-ups, SMEs, large  corporations and government agencies.

“Digital transformation  represents considerable stakes for businesses,” said Thierry Bonhomme,  CEO of Orange Business Services. “This acquisition consolidates and  enhances invaluable expertise that helps our customers plan high  added-value projects. We are extremely proud to welcome the  InovenAltenor teams to Orange Business Services.”

“After three  years of double-digit organic growth, this acquisition truly fortifies  Orange Consulting’s strategy and objectives,” said Jean-Pierre Lemaire,  Managing Director of Orange Consulting. “InovenAltenor’s activities  complement ours, creating an opportunity to widen the spectrum of our  expertise and support our customers as they navigate technologies and  business lines.”

“This move strengthens our position as the leader  in business transformation and gives our company the depth it needs for  future growth, so it can tackle the future with far greater  aspirations,” said Jean-Philippe Couturier, CEO of InovenAltenor. “All  of our employees are especially motivated by the new strategic role  InovenAltenor has been given to contribute to Orange Business Services’  growth.”

about Orange
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about Orange Business Services
Orange   Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is a   leading global integrator of communications solutions for multinational   corporations. With the world’s largest, seamless network for voice and   data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories   with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of   communication services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility,   M2M, security, unified communications, videoconferencing, and broadband,   Orange Business Services delivers a best-in-class customer experience   across a global landscape. Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4   million mobile data users rely on an Orange Business Services   international platform for communicating and conducting business. Orange   Business Services was awarded three of the telecom industry’s highest   accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2012 – Best Global   Operator, Best Cloud Service and the User’s Choice Award. Orange   Business Services is a five-time winner of Best Global Operator. Learn   more at or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or   Facebook.

about InovenAltenor
InovenAltenor is a consulting   firm specialized in management, innovation and digital transformation.   It is especially present on the finance, insurance, health, energy,   internet and e-commerce services sectors. InovenAltenor supports   customers in their new services launch and transformation projects from   the strategic framework to the operational implementation. The strength   of the firm lies in its targeted markets and customer IT knowledge   combined with its strong expertise in new technologies and usages.   InovenAltenor is an active member of the EBG (Electronic Business Group)   and a sponsor of its digital transformation commission.

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