The sale of Surys to IN Groupe (formerly Imprimerie Nationale) announced in August 2019 was completed on December 9
Surys, headquartered in Bussy-Saint-Georges (77), is a world reference in optical solutions for document security and traceability (identity documents, banknotes, etc.) and a pioneer in opto-digital authentication.
Surys has two major industrial sites (in France and the United States), several R&D units in France, Germany, the United States and the Netherlands (with its subsidiary Keesing). Its solutions have been adopted by more than 130 countries (security products are present on 1 out of 2 passports worldwide, for example in France, Brazil and China) and by major brands in their fight against counterfeiting.
The merger of Surys with IN Groupe makes it possible to form a leading international player in the security market for identity and bank and cash payments.
Hugues Souparis, founder of Surys (which he created in 1984 under the name Hologram Industries, listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange in 1998), states: “I am very proud that Surys can merge with a French industrial player such as IN Groupe with which we have been working for many years: this will allow Surys to accelerate its development with even more global solutions to offer to our customers”. He adds: “The position of Abenex, at my side since mid-2013 as a reference minority shareholder, has enabled us to significantly develop the Group and successfully strengthen its management team”.
Antoine Houël and Olivier Moatti, Abenex Partners, declare: “We are very pleased to have supported Surys, from its withdrawal from the Paris stock exchange in 2013 to its sale to a major French industrial group. Surys has almost doubled in size in six years, supporting its customers around the world with its innovations and technological solutions”.