|Good News? per Reuters "Atos offers to buy Gemalto" Bpifrance holds 8.51% shares|
Is Bpifrance participation in this buy good for Sequans?
In any case this seems to be an improvement for France-based interests gaining marketshare in security chips and wireless terminals where Gemalto excels.
This is news to watch.
Atos offers to buy Gemalto for 4.3 billion euros to boost cyber security services DECEMBER 11, 2017 / 11:12 PM
PARIS (Reuters) - French technology consulting firm Atos ATO.O offered to buy Gemalto (GTO.AS) ... The combination would strengthen Atos in the burgeoning so-called Internet of Things (IoT) sector of ... embedded sensors and European payment services on top of digital security...
Atos Chief Executive Thierry Breton said he had already received the backing of Gemalto’s biggest shareholder, France’s state-owned investment bank Bpifrance... Bpifrance holds 8.51 percent of Gemalto’s shares,..."