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Cap Gemini S.A.
Type Société Anonyme (Euronext: CAP)
Founded 1967
Founder(s) Serge Kampf
Headquarters Paris, France
Area served Worldwide
Key people Serge Kampf (Chairman), Paul Hermelin (CEO)
Industry Information technology
Services IT, business consulting and outsourcing services
Revenue 8.371 billion (2009)[1]
Operating income €333 million (2009)[1]
Profit €178 million (2009)[1]
Total assets €9.213 billion (2009)[1]
Total equity €4.213 billion (2009)[1]
Employees 90,240 (2009)[1]
Website www.capgemini.com

Capgemini (Euronext: CAP) is a major French company, one of the world's largest information technology, transformation and management consulting, outsourcing and professional services companies with a staff of over 91,000 operating in 36 countries. It is headquartered in Paris (Rue de Tilsitt) and was founded in 1967 by Serge Kampf, the current chairman, in Grenoble, France. CEO Paul Hermelin has led the company since his appointment in December 2001.

Capgemini's regional operations include North and South America, Northern Europe & Asia Pacific and Central & Southern Europe. Services are delivered through four disciplines for Technology, Outsourcing and Local Professional Services. The latter is delivered through Sogeti, a wholly owned subsidiary.

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History

Capgemini was founded by Serge Kampf in 1967 as an enterprise management and data processing company. The company was inaugurated as the Société pour la Gestion de l'Entreprise et le Traitement de l'Information (Sogeti).

  • In 1973 Sogeti acquired a majority stake in its major European IT services competitor, CAP.
  • In 1974 Sogeti acquired Gemini Computers Systems, a US company based in New York.
  • In 1975, following the two major acquisitions of CAP and Gemini Computer Systems, Sogeti renamed itself as CAP Gemini Sogeti.
  • In 1981, Cap Gemini Sogeti launched US operations following the acquisition of Milwaukee-based DASD Corporation, specializing in data conversion and employing 500 people in 20 branches throughout the US.
  • In 1986, Cap Gemini Sogeti acquired the consulting division of US-based CGA Computer to create Cap Gemini America.
  • In 1991, Gemini Consulting was formed through the integration of two management consulting firms (United Research and The MAC group).
  • In 1996, the name was simplified to Cap Gemini with a new group logo. All operating companies worldwide were re-branded to operate as Cap Gemini.
  • In 2000, Cap Gemini acquired Ernst & Young Consulting. It simultaneously integrated Gemini Consulting to form Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.
  • In 2002, Cap Gemini re-launched its Sogeti brand, creating a new legal entity bearing the original name of the company, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. The new company is focused on delivering IT services to a more limited range of markets.
  • In 2003, the firm acquired Transiciel and merged the two practices into Sogeti-Transiciel (later consolidated within Sogeti in 2006).
  • In April 2004, the Group reverted to Capgemini (its current name).
  • In the summer of 2005, due to heavy financial losses, Capgemini sold its North American healthcare consulting practice, including both payer and provider practices, to Accenture but retains its life sciences practice.
  • In September 2006, Capgemini acquired a 51% shareholding in Unilever India Shared Services Limited (Indigo), a provider of financial shared services and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance services to the global Unilever Group. Indigo has operating centres in Bangalore and Chennai and employs approximately 600 staff.[2]
  • In October 2006, Capgemini agreed to acquire Kanbay International for US$1.2 billion in cash ($29 per share). The acquisition will increase Capgemini's India staff to 12,000 employees.[3] The acquisition was completed on 8 February 2007.
  • On 8 February 2007, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Software Architects, a US-based consulting company, to expand its US business.[4]
  • On 25 July 2008, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Getronics PinkRoccade Business Applications Services BV [5] of the Netherlands. The acquisition amounted to an equity value of €255 million paid in cash.

Acquisitions

  • Sesa in France (1987)
  • Hoskyns in the UK (1990)
  • United Research in the US (1990)
  • Mac Group in the US (1991)
  • Volmac in the Netherlands (1992)
  • Programator in Scandinavia (1992)
  • Gruber Titze and Partners in Europe (1993)
  • Bossard in Europe (1997)
  • Ernst & Young Consulting (2000)
  • Transiciel (2003)
  • Indigo (2006)
  • Future Engineering in Germany (2006)
  • Plecto AG in Germany (2006)
  • Kanbay International (2006)
  • Software Architects (2007)
  • Maxeda IT Services in the Netherlands (2008)
  • Getronics PinkRoccade Business Applications Services BV (2008)
  • Vizuri Ltd (2008)
  • Empire in Czech Republic (2009)
  • Nu Solutions in Australia (2009)

Partnerships

  • TXU - Limited Partnership
  • Intel - Limited Partnership
  • SAP - Limited Partnership
  • QinetiQ - Limited Partnership
  • JDA - Limited Partnership
  • Teradata - Limited Partnership
  • Microsoft - Limited Partnership

Sogeti

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Sogeti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capgemini. It is an international information technology consultancy specializing in local professional services. Sogeti employs 20,000 people in 14 countries.

The name Sogeti has its origins in France and is the name of origin for the entire Capgemini Group, founded by Serge Kampf in 1967. The name was an acronym for "SOciété pour la GEstion et le Traitement de l'Information" which, roughly translated, means "Company for the Management and Processing of Information". Through the years many names have been used, for instance Cap Gemini Sogeti, Cap Programator, Cap Gemini and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. In 2002, the Cap Gemini Group founded a subsidiary called Sogeti in six countries to focus on the growing local IT market. Today the Sogeti Group employs 20,000 people in 14 countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Ireland, Luxemburg, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, UK and the U.S. The IT consultancy is a full-range provider of IT and mangagement services with focus on Application Services, Software Control Testing, Infrastructure Services and High Tech Consulting.

Sogeti has reached the highest level of partnership with giants Microsoft and IBM on a global level.

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