March 20, 2015 Paris,
The shareholders of Cloudwatt have finalized an agreement leading to the acquisition by Orange of all remaining shares of Cloudwatt. Through this agreement, Orange is acquiring the shares held by Thales (22.2%) and Caisse des Dépôts (33.3%), which acts on its own behalf and on that of the State in the "Investment for the Future" program, and will integrate all of Cloudwatt’s employees.
By acquiring Cloudwatt, Orange will strengthen its enterprise cloud services offering – a major focus of its "Essentials2020" strategic plan. The technologies and services offered by Cloudwatt complement Orange’s own portfolio and represent an opportunity to accelerate the deployment of a sovereign public cloud both in France and in Europe.