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Deloitte Legal advises KYOCERA on acquisition of software provider Alos GmbH

An interdisciplinary Deloitte Team around Dr. Michael von Rüden (Partner, M&A Legal), Stefan Götzen (Partner, Transaction Services) and Olga Metcher (Director, Tax) has advised the Netherlands-based European Holding of the KYOCERA Document Solutions Group on the acquisition of German Alos GmbH and Swiss Alos Solutions AG from Spigraph group, France.

With the acquisition, KYOCERA Document Solutions acquires one of the leading providers of capture and enterprise content management solutions (ECM) in the German-speaking region.

Together with AKI GmbH that also belongs to the KYOCERA group, Alos completes the KYOCERA portfolio by strengthening areas such as data acquisition, enterprise content management and business content management: this step helps KYOCERA to position itself as a complete solution provider and to further expand its market position. From Data input and data processing to data output, KYOCERA provides its customers with one-stop shopping solutions in the area of document solutions.

From this investment, KYOCERA Document Solutions expects synergies, but also a broader customer access. The German Managing Director Dietmar Nick commented as follows: "In future, we will offer tailored solutions, combining consulting, software, hardware and services in order to ensure efficient business processes of our customers – as a one stop shop. To develop economic, customer-oriented solutions is part of both companies’ business philosophy. Following our philosophy, Alos will continue on an independent basis and will complement our range of quality products and services.”

“We are convinced that the merger will benefit our customers, partners and employees,” added Alos’ GmbH Vice President, Friedhelm Schnittker. “The comprehensive Kyocera product range, paired with Alos’ scanning solutions, offers great potential. We look forward to working together to seize this opportunity for the benefit of all stakeholders.”


The Deloitte team and KYOCERA Document Solutions can look back on a long relationship in the area of M&A. Already in 2009, the team accompanied the public takeover of TA Triumph-Adler by KYOCERA Document Solutions, and has supported the Japanese KYOCERA Document Solutions group in various M&A transactions ever since.

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Advisors KYOCERA

Deloitte Legal (M&A, lead): Dr. Michael von Rüden (lead), Thilo Hoffmann, Horst Heinzl, André Giesen (all Corporate / M&A, Düsseldorf)

Deloitte Transaction Services: Stefan Götzen, Volker Pfleger

Deloitte Tax: Thomas Welz, Olga Metcher

Advisors Seller

CMS Hasche Sigle (M&A): Dr. Hendrik Schindler (Federführung), Konrad Latz, Julia Fänger

Background KYOCERA Documents Solutions

KYOCERA Document Solutions with statutory seat in Osaka is one of the world's leading providers of solutions and services in the area of document management. In addition to resource-saving and durable ECOSYS printers and multi-function systems, the product range includes consumables as well as comprehensive software solutions and managed document services (MDS).

Thereby KYOCERA Document Solutions offers its customers solutions in order to make document processes in the company more efficiently and cost-effectively.

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