Deloitte Legal advises KYOCERA on the acquisition of the ECM solutions provider Ever Team Software


A Deloitte Legal team led by Düsseldorf-based Corporate/M&A partner Dr. Michael von Rüden acted as advisors to Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. in the acquisition of Ever Team Software, one of the leading French, owner-managed providers of enterprise content management software (ECM). Ever Team Software offers a wide range of software solutions and shall complement Kyocera Group's ECM portfolio and help Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. to further expand its business globally and provide its customers with a broader set of solutions.

Dr. Michael von Rüden and his team have worked regularly for Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. since 2008 and have assisted this leading global provider of document solutions in various M&A transactions, including the public takeover of TA Triumph-Adler in 2009 and the acquisition of Ceyoniq Technologies in 2015. Following the acquisition of OPTIMAL SYSTEMS, the acquisition of Ever Team Software is already the second acquisition made by KYOCERA and advised by Deloitte Legal within a very short timeframe.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a global leading provider of total document solutions and a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation, Osaka, Japan. Its portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consulting services, all of which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. During the financial year ended March 31, 2019, Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated sales revenue totaled YEN 1.62 trillion (approx. USD 14.6 billion).

Ever Team Software was founded in 1990 and is a software developer and publisher specializing in content management and information governance. Combining expertise and technological innovations around artificial intelligence and automatic natural language processing (NLP) thanks to R&D Ever Team.Lab, the Ever Team Software solutions available on a single software platform, are adapted to different business contexts and enable hundreds of leading global companies in their respective sector, to transform information into capital and control it, while reducing costs and risks.

Advisors to Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.:  

Deloitte Legal: Dr. Michael von Rüden, LL.M. (USA) (Partner, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf, Lead), André Giesen, EMBA (Senior Associate, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Horst Heinzl, M.C.L. (HKU) (Senior Associate, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Thilo Hoffmann, LL.M. (UoB) (Counsel, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Frédérick Wlodkowski (Senior, Paris), Cécile Debin (Partner, Paris), Hervé Gabadou (Partner, Paris), Guillemette Peyre (Director, Paris), Eric Guillemet (Partner, Paris).


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