History

1971

  • Tessi is founded and the data entry business is launched

1979

  • Marc Rebouah acquires the company

1985

  • Cheque encoding activity is launched (amount input and cheque adjustment for banking applications)

1991

  • Cheque processing business is launched with the founding of Cirec (at the outset, Tessi holds 20% of the shares)

1997

  • SFDD, French leader in the management of promotional marketing campaigns, is acquired
  • Marketing Services business is launched

2001

  • Cheque processing business is strengthened with the acquisition of 100% of Cirec
  • TGD, subsidiary of Sodifrance, is acquired
  • IT business is expanded with the acquisition of Defitech’s IT services arm
  • Consulting business is launched with the purchase of Hexagonale Consultants
  • Tessi is floated on the stock exchange in Segment C of Eurolist by Euronext Paris

2002

  • Prima Informatique is acquired, bolstering the consulting business

2003

  • A cheque processing site is created in Bordeaux
  • CETIP Encaissement, a remittance processing business, is acquired

2004

  • Accès Informatique, a document management company, is acquired

2005

  • Tessi takes a majority stake in C2I, a payment systems business
  • Tessi acquires Tigre Informatique, active in document management and payment systems
  • Payment systems company STMP is acquired
  • Tessi acquires 80% of CPR Billets, a manual currency exchange and gold business

2006

  • ICSB, a payment systems company, is acquired

2007

  • Tessi acquires the marketing services, EDM and online declaration portal businesses of CEGEDIM
  • Tessi acquires the marketing services, EDM and online declaration portal businesses of CEGEDIM

2008

  • Tessi reorganises its range of services and launches a new graphical identity
  • Tessi acquires 49% of ISEM

2009

  • SFDD and Médipost change their name to Tessi Marketing Services
  • CPR Billets changes its name to CPoR Devises
  • C2I changes its name to Tessi Technologies
  • A new company is created to process all types of bank card payments

2010

  • CPoR acquires Goffin Bank’s manual currency exchange business
  • Tessi and Imprimerie Nationale group join forces in the field of automation, founding Sakarah, 80%-held by Tessi
  • Télédirect changes its name to Tessi Contact Center
  • SDI changes its name to Tessi Editique

2011

  • Tessi boosts its document automation capabilities by acquiring Logidoc- Solutions, a software developer specialising in managing outbound correspondence
  • Tessi shares are listed on Euronext Paris compartment B from 24 January 2011
  • Tessi signs the United Nations Global Compact as a natural follow-on to its social and environmental responsibility commitments.

2012

  • Tessi marketing services closes its B-to-B logistics business

2014

  • Tessi securities eligible for SME personal equity plan
  • Tessi acquires Spanishbased Graddo Grupo Corporativo S.L., one of the leading BPO providers in Spain, particularly in the banking sector
  • Tessi acquires Swissbased Gdoc, a document management specialist.

2015

  • Acquisition of the Spanish company, Near Perfection
  • Acquisition of Promotion Marketing Communication (PMC), a consulting firm specialising in BOGO (Buy One Get One)
  • Acquisition of an 87.4% interest in the Spanish BPO specialist, Diagonal Company, and its subsidiaries; this company ranks 2nd for mortgageloan processing in Spain, Portugal and Chile

2016

  • 100 % shareholding acquired in the Swiss company RR Donnelley Document Solutions Switzerland and its Austrian subsidiary
  • 100 % shareholding acquired in BPO Solutions, based in Spain. Additional shares acquired in ISEM
  • 100 % shareholding acquired in IMDEA Asesores, based in Spain.

2017

  • Pixel Holding acquires the Rebouah family’s majority shareholding in the capital of Tessi SA
  • Dhimyotis, a major cybersecurity player, acquired
  • The Tessi Centre of Excellence for Intelligent Automation (Centre d’Excellence Tessi en Intelligent Automation - CETIA) launched.

2018

  • Pépites Shaker, a start-up accelerator programme, launched.
  • Acquisition of Owliance Group, market leader in outsourced health and personal protection insurance policy administration
  • Sale of CPoR Devises