Malakoff, France, April 28th, 2016 – SPIE, the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the field of energy and communications, announces the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of the RDI group. This acquisition will enable its subsidiary specialized in information and communication technologies, SPIE ICS, to expand its expertise and competencies in managed services, IT infrastructures integration, application and cloud services, consistently with its strategic plan “Ensemble 2018”.
Founded in 1986, the RDI group has expanded from its historic site in Nîmes, to reach in 2015 revenues of circa 36.3 million euros. The company employs around 180 employees, on three sites: Nîmes, Nice, and Gemenos (Marseille).
The RDI group has developed an important portfolio of recurring clients, comprised of public actors as well as leading private companies in the agri-food, telecommunications, industry and services sectors.
Jean-Pierre Virsolvy, Chief Executive Officer of the RDI group declares: “I am delighted to combine the future of the RDI group with SPIE, a partner committed for the long term, for what we consider to be an industrial backing. After 18 years at the helm, Eric Labaune and Claude Bonnet, my two partners, and I have found in SPIE a strategic partner that will be able to appropriately value the collaborators of the RDI group, and grow even more our already excellent commercial relationships.”
Vincent Magnon, Managing Director of SPIE ICS, adds: “I am excited with this new acquisition that complements SPIE ICS’ offer in digital services, and strengthens our presence in the new Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées region, as well as in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. This acquisition is completely in line with the strategic plan of SPIE ICS.”
The acquisition will be closed after the divestiture of the subsidiary Concept ERP, currently 70% owned by the RDI group, and that will not be part of the acquisition perimeter. The transaction should be finalized by the end of the month of June at the latest.
Financial advisor: Advance Capital, Jean-Charles Geoffroy
Legal advisor: Sekri Valentin Zerrouk, Jean-Marie Valentin, Marie-Caroline Lafond