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Herbert Smith Freehills advises Capgemini on its A$233 Million acquisition of ASX-listed Empired Ltd

25 November 2021 | Australia, Asia Pacific
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Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to have advised Capgemini SE on its successful A$233 million acquisition of ASX-listed Empired Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services and is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange. Capgemini’s acquisition of Empired will help the combined organisations achieve new scale and breadth of expertise for customers, further establishing a position as a digital, data and cloud market leader across Australasia, renowned for its extensive Microsoft capabilities.

The Herbert Smith Freehills team on the deal included partners Tony Damian and Nicole Pedler, senior associate Imogen White, and solicitor Katerina Jovanovska.

Tony Damian said, “We are delighted to have acted for Capgemini and to have been a part of this important next step in the development of Capgemini’s Australasian presence.”

Nicole Pedler said, “It is a privilege to have worked with the Capgemini team on the acquisition of Empired and we congratulate Capgemini on its continued success and growth in the region.”

Capgemini’s acquisition of Empired is Capgemini’s fourth acquisition in the region over the past 18 months. Earlier this year, Herbert Smith Freehills advised Capgemini in it’s A$95 million acquisition of RXP Services Ltd.

Luminis Partners acted as financial adviser to Capgemini.

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