Orange Business Services Acquires InovenAltenor in a Move to Step up Its Digital Transformation Consulting Activities

  Orange Business Services Acquires InovenAltenor in a Move to Step up Its
  Digital Transformation Consulting Activities

Business Wire

PARIS -- September 5, 2013

Orange Business Services has just completed the acquisition of consulting firm
InovenAltenor. The acquisition confirms Orange Business Services' ambitions in
supporting companies in the strategic domain of digital transformation and the
positioning of Orange Consulting, its consulting arm that specializes in this

InovenAltenor was founded in 2005 and provides consulting services in
management, innovation and transformation. With 60 employees, it is currently
one of the top French firms in digital transformation, cross-channel customer
relations and IT transformation program management.

InovenAltenor has a very broad customer base primarily serving large French
companies and digital start-ups working in financial services, online commerce
and energy. In 2012, InovenAltenor recorded turnover of nearly €10 million.

InovenAltenor will join Orange Business Services' wholly-owned subsidiary
Orange Consulting, which guides French and foreign companies alike through the
various stages of digital transformation, including digital application
strategies, innovative business models, customer experience, cloud migration,
security and change management. Created in 2009, Orange Consulting has 200
consultants working with start-ups, SMEs, large corporations and government

"Digital transformation represents considerable stakes for businesses," said
Thierry Bonhomme, CEO of Orange Business Services. "This acquisition
consolidates and enhances invaluable expertise that helps our customers plan
high added-value projects. We are extremely proud to welcome the InovenAltenor
teams to Orange BusinessServices."

"After three years of double-digit organic growth, this acquisition truly
fortifies Orange Consulting's strategy and objectives," said Jean-Pierre
Lemaire, Managing Director of Orange Consulting. “InovenAltenor's activities
complement ours, creating an opportunity to widen the spectrum of our
expertise and support our customers as they navigate technologies and business

"This move strengthens our position as the leader in business transformation
and gives our company the depth it needs for future growth, so it can tackle
the future with far greater aspirations," said Jean-Philippe Couturier, CEO of
InovenAltenor. “All of our employees are especially motivated by the new
strategic role InovenAltenor has been given to contribute to Orange Business
Services' growth.”

about Orange

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales
of 43.5 billion euros in 2012 and has 168,000 employees worldwide at 30 June
2013, including 103,000 employees in France. Present in 32 countries, the
Group has a total customer base of more than 231 million customers at 30 June
2013, including 174 million mobile customers and 15 million fixed broadband
customers worldwide. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and
telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange
Business Services.

Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York
Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).

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about Orange Business Services

Orange Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, is a
leading global integrator of communications solutions for multinational
corporations. With the world's largest, seamless network for voice and data,
Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories with local
support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of communication services
covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified
communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services
delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape.
Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4 million mobile data users rely on an
Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and
conducting business. Orange Business Services was awarded three of the telecom
industry’s highest accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2012 –
Best Global Operator, Best Cloud Service and the User’s Choice Award. Orange
Business Services is a five-time winner of Best Global Operator. Learn more at or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

about InovenAltenor

InovenAltenor is a consulting firm specialized in management, innovation and
digital transformation. It is especially present on the finance, insurance,
health, energy, internet and e-commerce services sectors. InovenAltenor
supports customers in their new services launch and transformation projects
from the strategic framework to the operational implementation. The strength
of the firm lies in its targeted markets and customer IT knowledge combined
with its strong expertise in new technologies and usages. InovenAltenor is an
active member of the EBG (Electronic Business Group) and a sponsor of its
digital transformation commission.


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