Security: Kernel Networks merges with Arismore
Concentration movement in the information systems sector. Companies Kernel Networks and Arismore announce this Wednesday that they have agreed on a merger of their two entities. The 70 employees of the first join the 185 employees of the second to offer additional services in the field of information systems. “Arismore becomes the sole shareholder of Kernel Networks, with an increase in the capital of Arismore by the directors of Kernel Networks. The merger will be effective at the end of December, with a joint security team bringing together the security teams of Arismore and Kernel Networks, ”explains Gilles Castéran, CEO of Arismore.
Kernel Networks brings its know-how as a consulting and engineering company in security and optimization of the information system (certification, role management, authorization control, audit reports and dashboards, etc.) to Arismore , whose purpose is to support companies in their digital transformation (data management architecture, cloud computing, etc.). The financial conditions of this merger and acquisition were not communicated despite our requests: “the amount of the transaction is confidential” indicates Mr. Castéran.
Generate synergies on security, corporate architecture, etc.
“Our Customers will benefit from the synergies between our 3 businesses, security, business architecture and transformation management to offer new uses, new services and take full advantage of the promises of digital” describes Eric Boulay, CEO from Arismore.
Founded in 1996 (then became SARL 3 years later) and chaired by Michel Arpin, Kernel Networks had generated 5.3 million euros in turnover in 2012, then 8 million last year. It counts among its partners Oracle and Microsoft. Its new parent company generated 21 million euros in revenue in 2013, an annual growth of 23%. It has large account clients such as Safran, EADS, Total, SFR, Société Générale and Orange; for which it provides consulting, expertise, integration and training services.