A new era for digital security begins

Last updated: 08 August 2022

Today marks a momentous step in Gemalto’s history, as our integration within the Thales group reaches completion.

The acquisition of Gemalto by Thales for €4.8 billion creates a new global leader in digital security, supported by our combined team of 80,000 employees. Together, we’ll continue to build and develop our unrivalled portfolio of digital security solutions based on technologies of digital identity, biometry, data protection and cybersecurity. Those solutions will help tackle the major challenges faced by our societies today, such as unmanned air traffic management, data and network cybersecurity, airport security or financial transaction security.

Making the announcement, Patrice Caine, Chairman and CEO, Thales, said:

“With Gemalto, a global leader in digital identification and data protection, Thales has acquired a set of highly complementary technologies and competencies with applications in all of our five vertical markets, which are now redefined as aerospace; space; ground transportation; digital security; and defence and security.

“These are the smart technologies that help humans make the best choices at every decisive moment.”

Patrice Caine, Chairman and CEO, Thales

The acquisition is a turning point for the Group’s 80,000 employees. Together, we are creating a giant in digital security with the capabilities to compete in the big league worldwide.”

While Philippe Vallée, EVP, Digital Identity and Security, Thales, and CEO, Gemalto, said:

“The combination of our business with Thales’ existing digital expertise will create a company that’s capable of addressing the key pain point in today’s connected world; finding the right blend of security and ease of use.”

He added:

“In today’s world, digital security has become absolutely essential in all areas of business and personal life. Together, our combined expertise will create new ideas and new solutions to make life better and safer for all.”

Philippe Vallée, EVP, Digital Identity and Security, Thales, and CEO, Gemalto

It’s a very exciting day, and we’re looking forward to a bright new future. You can read more about the acquisition in the press release, and in an article from Philippe Vallée.

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