Reading, UK – 9th March, 2007: Atex Group Limited (Atex), the world’s largest provider of mission-critical software solutions and services to the global media industry, has today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the business assets of Unisys Media, formerly a part of Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS).
All Unisys staff and the Hermes product suite will be absorbed into the enlarged Atex.
Roberto Antoniotti, formerly Vice President & General Manager, Global Media at Unisys becomes responsible for the Atex Content Management division as well as becoming CEO for the Latin America and Southern Europe regions.
David Hall becomes CEO for Northern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India regions, while Johan Seeman, CEO of the recently acquired Mactive Group becomes responsible for Atex Group’s advertising business worldwide. Other Atex management positions remain unchanged.
John Hawkins, Atex Group CEO, stated, “This strategic acquisition means that the industry now has an even stronger global technology partner. Our experienced management team will be able to accelerate the delivery of the cross media solutions our customers need to even more effectively serve their readers and advertisers, wherever they are located, and however they want their content delivered.”
Together with all the 150 plus Unisys Media transferred to Atex, the enlarged company employs around 600 people, creating the largest digital content management and multi-media software delivery capability in the world. It will serve more than 800 leading print and online publishing organizations and thousands of titles in around 40 countries, enjoying global revenues in excess of $120 million US dollars.
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