January 26, 2022

PARIS: Talan acquires Createch, a Canadian technology services and solutions company

This acquisition will allow Talan to accelerate its North American development in the consulting and deployment of SAP, Microsoft, Oracle and IBM solutions.

Thanks to this transaction, Talan will become a key player in Canada and North America with nearly 500 clients.

Talan has entered into an agreement to acquire a strategic player in Canada: Createch, a Canadian company specializing in technological services and solutions. This merger is part of the trajectory initiated in 2019 with the integration in Canada of Planaxis, in 2021 of Projexia through the intermediary of PASàPAS, then last November with the takeover of Insum. Thanks to this external growth operation, Talan will significantly strengthen its presence in North America, with Montreal as the Canadian head office, with more than 650 employees for 120 million Canadian dollars in turnover. Createch is a Canadian company specializing in the design and implementation of services and technological solutions for its clients, particularly in the industrial, distribution, retail, finance, service and public sectors. . With this transaction, Talan will pass the milestone of 500 customers worldwide. Thanks to the know-how of nearly 300 Createch employees, Talan will benefit from additional expertise while strengthening its premium positioning in innovation consulting and transformation through technology. This buyout will also create many synergies for the benefit of customers. As part of this operation, the Createch entity and brand will be retained and the team in place will continue its activities. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022. “We are very happy that Createch is joining the Talan adventure. This project is part of our “Ambition 2024” plan in which we plan to have 10,000 employees within the group, including more than 3,000 in North America, in order to meet the growing needs for innovation and transformation across the entire value chain. digital technology for large groups and public players. Their high-level experts on major market solutions allow us to reach critical mass in North America. Beyond our complementarities, we share with Createch strong human values ​​specific to the DNA of our group such as solidarity, integrity, excellence, humility, empathy and energy. These common values ​​perfectly embody our raison d’être: “We believe that only a humanistic practice of technology will make the new digital age an era of progress for all”. »Says Mehdi Houas, chairman of the Talan group. “We are delighted to partner with the Talan group. This merger allows us to leverage our strike force on the North American market, thanks to the complementarity of our expertise. The 4,000 employees of the Talan group are an important asset in providing a wide range of solutions to our customers. »Specifies Hélène Kyriakakis, president of Createch. About TalanTalan is an innovation and transformation through technology consulting firm. For 20 years, Talan has been advising companies and administrations, supporting them and implementing their transformation and innovation projects in France and internationally. Present on five continents, the group plans to achieve a turnover of 600 million euros in 2022 for more than 6,000 consultants and aims to exceed the threshold of one billion euros in turnover by 2024. The The group places innovation at the heart of its development and operates in areas related to technological changes in large groups, such as Big Data, IoT, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. By placing the “humanist practice of technology” at the center of its strategy, the Talan group is convinced that it is by being at the service of people that technology multiplies its potential for society.