Paris, 17 January 2019
The Talan group announces its merger with Planaxis | Groupaxis, a consultancy and services firm specialized in supporting the transformation of big companies in France and Canada.
With more than 40 consultants in Paris and 80 in Montreal, Planaxis | Groupaxis will enable the Talan group to reinforce its presence in Canada, to become one of the leaders in the sector in North America and consolidate its business portfolio in the Finance sector in France, by surrounding itself with experts in means of payment and cash flow, SWIFT, risks and market activities.
“We are delighted to welcome onboard the employees of Planaxis | Groupaxis. This merger enables us to deploy our entire portfolio in Canada, to reinforce our expert hub in Paris and to create new opportunities for development. This means we share lots of ambitious action areas!” Mikael Thepaut, International Managing Director
“We are thrilled to be joining Talan, which shares with us the values of conviviality, team spirit and commitment. Together, as well as reinforcing our know-how in IT and business consultancy services, we’ll become a key player in digital transformation in Canada, in the fields of AI, Blockchain and Big Data.” Jean-François D’Amour, co-founder of Planaxis | Groupaxis.
“Our specialized business consultancy portfolio in France perfectly complements the Talan portfolio in the finance sector. Joining an international group that is present in many countries also enables us to propose new career opportunities to our consultants.” Pascal Moreau, co-founder of Planaxis | Groupaxis.
Following this merger, the Planaxis | Groupaxis teams are joining the international business unit of Talan, headed by Mikaël Thépaut. The two founders, Jean-François D’Amour and Pascal Moreau, along with all the partners, now become partners of the Talan group.
For more than 15 years, Talan has been advising companies and administrations, supporting them and implementing their transformation projects in France and abroad. With a presence on four continents, the group anticipates revenue of €310 million in 2019, for a headcount of more than 3000 consultants. The group places innovation at the heart of its development and works in fields linked to the technological changes affecting large corporations, such as Big Data, IoT, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. As a stalwart of unmissable events in the sector, such as Viva Technology, Talan will often speak on the issues surrounding these revolutionary technologies, alongside major players in the sector and parliamentarians (Syntec Numérique, Artificial Intelligence Forum, French Fab Tour, etc.). The group recently merged its consultancy division with Siltéa, a management consulting firm specialised in the Banking-Insurance sector. These external growth operations tie in with the deployment of the “Ambition 2020” plan, and the group’s raising of €100 million in funds last August.
About Planaxis | Groupaxis
Planaxis | Groupaxis is a Canadian company offering consulting services and solutions, with a presence in Canada and France since 1997. The company posted revenue of C$15 million in 2018, and employs more than 120 consultants. It specializes in support for major corporations in the sectors of Finance, Insurance, Services and Industry, supporting companies in their digital transformation projects and the overhauling of their information systems. The company has also developed recognized areas of vertical expertise in the Finance sector, in the fields of payments and cash flow, SWIFT, risks and market activities.