The American DocuSign buys the “electronic signature” activities of the French OpenTrust

by bold-lichterman

American company DocuSign, specialized in the management of online transactions, acquires the “Document protection and transactions” division of the French company OpenTrust. The two companies had already worked together for two years. The transaction amount was not sent.

10 billion requests handled each year

Founded in 2004, OpenTrust develops, in this division, electronic signature solutions, secure electronic document transfer platforms and even “electronic identity validity control” offers. On its website, the company claims more than 50 million electronic signatures made each year through OpenTrust and more than 10 billion requests handled each year.

Among its clients, we find in particular large accounts such as BNP Paribas, Crédit Mutuel, EDF, or even Sanofi Aventis. “As the market leader in France, OpenTrust brings us very high-level teams, strong customer focus, world-class technology approved by European authorities and deep market expertise,” says Keith Krach, CEO of DocuSign .

64 employees join DocuSign

Following this acquisition, its workforce in France will increase by 64 people. Moreover, two data centers of OpenTrust, located in the Paris region, pass under its fold. In the end, the American company claims more than 100,000 customers worldwide and more than 50 million users.

“The association of DocuSign and OpenTrust will make it possible to recognize the strengths of an entirely digital activity to more and more companies, by ensuring that everyone can carry out any type of transaction whatever the time, place or terminal used, ”says Pascal Colin, Director of OpenTrust.

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