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Type Public (Euronext CAP)
Founded 1967
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people Serge Kampf, Chairman
Paul Hermelin, CEO
Industry IT, Consulting, Outsourcing and Professional services
Products N/A (services based)
Revenue 6.954 billion (2005)
Employees 75,000

Capgemini (Euronext: CAP) is one of the world's largest information technology, consulting, outsourcing and professional services companies with a staff of 75,000 operating in 30 countries. It is headquartered in Paris, France (HQ: rue de Tilsitt) and was founded in 1967 by Serge Kampf, the current chairman. CEO Paul Hermelin has led the company since his appointment in December 2001.

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

Capgemini operates in the following industries: automotive, consumer products, retail and distribution, energy, utilities and chemicals, financial services, healthcare, life Sciences, manufacturing, public services, telecom, media and entertainment.


[edit] 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 des Enterprises 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 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 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. [1]
  • 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. [2].The acquisiton was completed on February 8, 2007.
  • On February 8, 2007, Capgemini announced the acquisition of Software Architects, a US-based consulting company, to expand its US business. [3]

[edit] 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)
  • Kanbay International (2006)
  • Software Architects (2007)

[edit] Partnerships

  • TXU - Limited Partnership
  • Intel - Limited Partnership
  • SAP - Limited Partnership

[edit] External links

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