Talentia by Lefebvre Software acquires Cezanne Software.

– extending its European presence and adding Human Capital Management to the Talentia range
of solutions

The acquisition of Cezanne Software, a leading European provider of HR and
Talent Management solutions, is Lefebvre Software’s fifth external
acquisition within the last six years. This transaction allows Lefebvre to
strengthen its expertise and product range, and expand its presence across
Europe.

“In six years we have tripled our turnover and consistently achieved our
profit targets. This financial strength has allowed us to pursue the
ambitious strategy that we set at the beginning of our adventure in 2007.
Our company is expanding, and today we are starting a significant new phase
that will increase our visibility in Italy, UK and Spain and open up new
markets for us in Portugal, Greece and the Americas,” says Lefebvre
Software’s CEO, Viviane Chaine-Ribeiro.

Cezanne Software’s suite of HCM solutions comprising Connect, Enterprise and
HRCharter, have been implemented by over 700 customers including many of the
world’s best known companies. Cezanne’s software and services add an
important new dimension to the existing Talentia range of performance
management products (Finance, CPM, Consolidation, Reporting, Budgeting and
HR-payroll) to achieve an holistic approach to strategic enterprise
management.

This acquisition comes at a time when human capital is increasingly at the
centre of corporate strategy.  Today both local and international
organisations recognise the need to better manage their workforce, by
motivating and nurturing their employees to achieve excellence in highly
competitive environments.

“Rarely does an acquisition present such significant synergy of product,
market and location for our existing customer base, and for other companies
looking to implement a global information system,” comments Lefebvre’s
Research & Development Director for Europe, Philippe Perier. “Enhancing our
existing solutions with the addition of a comprehensive range of strategic
HR modules will enable us to deliver even more value to our customers.”

Incorporating Cezanne Software, Talentia will support 3,700 customers
worldwide, and will draw on the expertise and commitment of its 430
employees, across eight countries, to deliver an expected turnover of around
€60M by the close of 2013.

Viviane Chaine-Ribeiro concludes “As we prepare to publish growth figures
for 2012, a new challenge has begun.  With our professional products,
talented people and expanding international presence, Lefebvre is well
placed to support companies to effectively manage performance in the current
climate.” Viviane adds “Whatever the economic climate, Lefebvre Software and
its people proudly continue their journey with conviction and optimism.”