This acquisition accelerates Efalia’s growth strategy, as it passes the €10 million mark in sales and expands internationally with the creation of a distribution network on five continents.
As the exclusive distributor of Spielberg GmbH’s FileDirector solution in France, Efalia has acquired the publisher’s content management technology and has expanded its global distribution network.
Etienne Paillard, CEO of the Efalia Group, said: “We have always progressed through an external growth strategy by acquiring solutions that complement our initial Electronic Document Management (EDM) offering. With this new acquisition, we are committed to not only acquiring a solution, but also market share and an international distribution network.
While the FileDirector solution will increase competitiveness in the private sector, and even more so in the financial and industrial sectors, Spielberg GmbH’s worldwide presence should accelerate its growth thanks to offices in Germany and the United Kingdom as well as a network established on five continents.
Founded 37 years ago, Efalia is recognized in France as a major player in process and document management**. Over the years and thanks to sustained and continuous growth, the team has built a portfolio of complementary and innovative solutions through acquisitions in the fields of desktop publishing, Business Process Management and, more recently, Citizen Relationship Management and electronic signatures.
“Our ambition is to become one of the leading players in a market that is still fragmented, but which is becoming more concentrated, thanks to a complete and unique functional offering,” says Pascal Charrier, CEO of Efalia.
Efalia’s solutions, which are currently used by more than 2 customers and 100,000 users, will be used by additional Spielberg customers, allowing Efalia to reach 10 million euros in sales and a hundred employees.
Etienne Paillard concludes: “We are delighted with this merger, which will enable us to strengthen our offer and our expertise, as well as our scope of intervention. We warmly welcome Spielberg’s teams and invite them to share our ambition: to build a profitable group with a global offering capable of addressing all the challenges and needs of companies and organizations in the field of dematerialization.
Efalia invests a significant amount in R&D each year, representing 20% of its sales, to build innovative, robust and open solutions.