the State arrives in force, standoff in sight between David Layani and Daniel Kretinsky

Bruno Le Maire, David Layani and Daniel Kretinsky.

DECRYPTION – The rescue plan, which will require 5 billion euros from creditors and potential buyers, is entering its decisive phase. The two businessmen must submit their takeover offers for the group by May 3.

A perilous rescue on the high seas. Through the interministerial committee for industrial restructuring (Ciri), its ship responsible for towing drifting liners, Bercy has seen the situation of Atos deteriorate for several months. Two days before the publication of a senatorial information report on the situation and future of Atos, which points out the delay and inadequacy of its action, the State has finally decided out of the woods on Sunday. Via the State Holdings Agency, Bercy sent a non-binding letter of intent to the management of Atos, with a view to purchasing sensitive and strategic activities from the point of view of the country’s sovereignty.

High-performance computing used for simulating nuclear tests, critical systems for the operation of the Army’s Scorpion program or the connectivity of the Rafale F4, critical activities in cybersecurity… the State is targeting a subset of the big division data and security (BDS) from Atos…

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