Colombes, France / Cheseaux, Switzerland – 19th August 2014 - Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire NagraID Security SA.
OT will acquire a 100% equity stake of NagraID Security SA from the Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S) and the company’s management.
NagraID Security SA develops and markets powered display cards to secure access to the cloud, primarily for companies operating in the field of financial payments, authentication and identification solutions, using one-time password (OTP) or dynamic card verification value (DCVV, the 3 or 4 digit security code printed on payment cards) technologies.
Didier Lamouche, President and CEO of OT declared: “Thanks to the acquisition of NagraID Security’s exclusive powered display card technology, OT is making a significant move on the very competitive payment card market, and in particular helping to reduce fraud for all card non-present transactions. Furthermore, the acquisition will enrich OT’s offering to financial institutions. I am very confident that the talented teams of NagraID Security will contribute to our ambitious development strategy”.
André Kudelski, President and CEO of the Kudelski Group added: “The earn-out-based structure of the sales agreement allows Kudelski Group to share the upside of the display card market, while relying on a strong industrial partner. We think Oberthur Technologies is well-placed to lead NagraID Security and are pleased for the NagraID Security team.”
The transaction is expected to close in the coming weeks. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Oberthur Technologies
OT is a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space. OT has always been at the heart of mobility, from the first smart cards to the latest contactless payment technologies which equip millions of smartphones. Present in the Payment, Telecommunications and Identity markets, OT offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital Identity and Transport & Access Control fields. OT employs over 6 000 employees worldwide, including close to 700 R&D people. With more than 50 sales offices across 5 continents and 10 facilities, OT’s international network serves clients in 140 countries. For more information: http://www.oberthur.com.
About The Kudelski Group
The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S) is a world leader in digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content. Its technologies are used in a wide range of services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenue of content owners and service providers for digital television and interactive applications across broadcast, broadband and mobile delivery networks. The Kudelski Group is also a world technology leader in the area of access control and management of people or vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. For more information, please visit www.nagra.com.
About NagraID Security
NagraID Security SA, a subsidiary of the Kudelski Group produces multi-component and other complex cards for the security and identification industry. NagraID Security’s Research and Development Team combine international experts having broad experience in security, cryptography, electronics, material sciences and manufacturing. NagraID Security provides advanced design, development, and industrialization capabilities for innovative authentication solutions. Please visit www.nidsecurity.com for more information.
Contacts Oberthur Technologies :
Tel.: +33 1 78 14 76 75
FTI Consulting Strategic Communications
Guillaume Granier/Eric Fohlen-Weill
Tel.: +33 1 47 03 68 10
Contacts Kudelski Group:
Head of Corporate Communications
+41 21 732 01 81
Head of Investor Relations
+41 21 732 01 24