Atos and Alten have entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale by Atos of its Worldgrid business, for a binding enterprise value of EUR 270 million. Worldgrid is a provider of consulting and engineering services to energy and utility companies, with revenue for 2023 of around EUR 170 million and close to 1,100 employees. The transaction is expected to close before the end of 2024. The deal was handled in-house by Anne-Sophie Poirier, head of Legal M&A at Atos. 

Baker McKenzie Partner Alain Sauty de Chalon, Senior Counsel Antoine Caillard and Associate Guillaume Ferrandon advised Atos on the corporate aspects of the transaction. Baker McKenzie also drew on its offices in Germany, Spain, Belgium, the UK and Morocco for the preparation and negotiation of this transaction. Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier advised Atos on competition and foreign investment aspects.

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