Thales Acquires Arisem
Thales Acquires Arisem
Thales Group, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, April 22, 2004.
Thales has acquired Arisem, France's leading developer of
competitive intelligence and knowledge management software. Established in
1996, Arisem has gained recognition for its knowledge management and competitive
intelligence products, which it currently supplies to nearly seventy French and
European companies and major organisations, including CNES, EADS, Alcatel, Total
and the DGA (the French defence procurement agency). Arisem has developed one of
the most advanced technologies available for collecting, analysing and
organising structured and unstructured information based on multilingual
This operation will enable Arisem to expand its business in
civil markets while providing an opportunity for Thales to incorporate textual
analysis technologies into its military information processing systems.
"This acquisition strengthens Thales' position in information dominance
solutions. Arisem's expertise will round out our existing offering, providing
state-of-the-art semantic analysis tools that will give users rapid access to
the information they need," commented Bruno Rambaud, Thales Senior Vice
President, Group Executive, Land & Joint Systems.
Thales will provide Arisem the backing it needs to grow its
civil business in a competitive market often dominated by American companies.
"We have been working with the Thales Group in the area of competitive
intelligence for several years now. Synergies between Arisem's expertise and the
Group's extensive resources will enable us to meet the needs of new customers
and enhance the services we provide to our existing customer base," stated
Jean-Claude Carles, CEO of Arisem.
About Arisem : Established in 1996, Arisem
is a privately held company headquartered in Paris. It provides high-quality
enterprise software for Internet and intranet applications as well as
knowledge management and competitive intelligence consulting services.
About Thales :
Thales is an international electronics and systems group, serving
defence, aerospace and security markets. The Group employs 62,000 people
worldwide and generated revenues of 10.6 billion euros in 2003.
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