Software AG published takeover offer for IDS Scheer AG

IDS Scheer AG was informed on July 13th, 2009 by […]

July 15, 2009

IDS Scheer AG was informed on July 13th, 2009 by Software AG with its seat in Darmstadt about its decision to issue, via its subsidiary SAG Beteiligungs GmbH, a voluntary public takeover offer to all shareholders of IDS Scheer AG. The management board and the supervisory board of IDS Scheer AG intend, subject to their examination of the offer document and fulfilment of their legal duties, to support the offer.

The partnership between IDS Scheer AG and Software AG offers considerable added value to the customers. The transaction will create a global vendor of business process management software with more than 6,000 employees and sales of more than EUR 1 billion. The strengths of Software AG in the areas of infrastructure software and SOA Governance, combined with IDS Scheer AG’s leadership in the worldwide markets of Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Architecture (EA) and process performance management, give rise to a leading vendor for infrastructure software and business process management. Particularly the strong consulting expertise with focus on SAP implementation is of strategic importance. IDS Scheer AG contributes to the planned undertaking a customer basis of approx. 7,500 companies globally as well as a wide partner network.
The combination of the two technologically leading and complementing product portfolios for the management and digitalization of business processes will be unique in this composition on the global market and make possible a sustainably strengthened competitive position in the rapidly consolidating software and consulting market. In addition to the very strong position held in Europe, the American and Asian markets will be further developed.
The business combination will give the products and services of IDS Scheer AG the chance for additional growth, for the even more comprehensive worldwide establishment of the ARIS trademark and for the global expansion of market presence built up by its employees over the years. Both companies have strong trademarks, a worldwide excellent image and a high cultural fit.
The customers of IDS Scheer AG can rely on their critical software and advisory solutions supplied so far being supported and offered in the habitual quality.
For the IDS Scheer employees, IDS Scheer and Software AG together create an attractive opportunity to also in future work for a Germany based company and innovation centre which is acting globally and which offers manifold, interesting and long-term international career perspectives.

IDS Scheer founder Dr. August-Wilhelm Scheer stated: „After 25 years of success, it is now the right point in time for IDS Scheer AG to reach new horizons. Software AG and IDS Scheer AG will further strengthen Germany’s international position as IT location. To this respect, both companies strategically match up outstandingly in the product and consulting area. The employees of IDS Scheer will have an even more global future perspective, ARIS methodology will internationally be even stronger positioned. I am optimistic for the joint development of both companies.“

Peter Gérard, chairman of the management board of IDS Scheer AG, stated: „IDS Scheer AG is interested in gaining long-term oriented strategic investors. In particular in the current phase, IDS Scheer AG is open for investors like Software AG which strengthen the value-added chain and the development of sustainably profitable business fields with their know-how. After the successful restructuring of the company in the last year, the management board’s next goal is to redefine the strategic options of IDS Scheer AG in a clearly more difficult market environment.“

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