|[December 05, 2013]
Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Realtime Technology AG (RTT)
VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France --(Business Wire)--
Systèmes (Paris:DSY) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the
3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital
Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today
announced the signing of an acquisition agreement for an 84% controlling
interest in Realtime
Technology AG (RTT) (Ticker Symbol: R1T), the leading provider of
professional high-end 3D visualization software, marketing solutions and
computer generated imagery services, benefiting from the development of
the fast-growing marketing automation market.
This acquisition of Munich-based RTT will include its software division,
known for its DeltaGen, PictureBook, POS Configurator and other
solutions, and its marketing consulting services. It will also include
subsidiary Bunkspeed, with its line of powerful and intuitive rendering
software. RTT's list of customers includes Hugo Boss, adidas, Airbus,
Audi, BMW, Daimler, Electrolux, Eurocopter, Ferrari, General Motors (News - Alert),
Harley-Davidson, Nissan, Porsche, The North Face, Toyota and Volkswagen.
"Our clients express a growing need to fully exploit their 3D digital
assets, to transform their marketing and sales as part of their ulimate
customer experience. The people at RTT have demonstrated remarkable
talents in delivering innovative solutions to their clients," said
Bernard Charlès, President & CEO of Dassault Systèmes (News - Alert).
"In today's experience economy, brands demand seamless interplay of 3D
design, marketing and sales applications to create high-impact
storytelling across all channels," said Monica Menghini, Executive Vice
President, Industry & Marketing, Dassault Systèmes. "Dassault Systèmes
values the software and service portfolio that RTT will bring to our
3DEXPERIENCE strategy because 3D marketing, interactive movies and
catalog generators represent the hallmark of successful marketers in the
age of experience."
"The Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE strategy immediately resonated with
RTT, especially because we both believe in 3D as a valuable media. From
3D design, all the way through the industry evolution that has resulted
in 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systèmes has led the way," said Ludwig Fuchs,
Co-founder & CEO, RTT. "Combining our respective solution portfolios and
service expertise will be a milestone for industry business
transformation. Bernard and I have a common belief: 3DEXPERIENCE starts
with the consumer and ends with the consumer. We will continue this
The purchase price of RTT will be paid in cash. Completion of the
transaction is subject to customary conditions precedent, including the
approval of antitrust authorities in Germany and Austria. Dassault
Systèmes intends to launch in the coming days a tender offer in order to
purchase up to 100% of RTT's share capital for a price per share of EUR
Dassault Systèmes will host a conference call today, Thursday, December
5, 2013 at 9:30 AM New York time / 2:30 PM London time / 3:30 PM Paris
time. The conference call can be accessed via http://www.3ds.com/investors/.
Please go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of
the conference call to register, download and install any necessary
audio software. The conference call will be archived for 30 days.
About Dassault Systèmes
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business
and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations.
Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed,
produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes' collaborative solutions
foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world
to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 170,000
customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.
For more information, visit www.3ds.com.
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