IN Groupe announces the acquisition of Nexus to strengthen its position at the heart of the identity value chain in Europe
IN Groupe (formerly Imprimerie Nationale), a world specialist in identity and secure digital services, entered into a share purchase agreement, as of February 2020, to acquire Nexus the European leader in enabling trusted digital identities for people and things. The completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the course of the first quarter of 2020.
Nexus provides secure solutions that make it easy to issue, manage and make valuable use of trusted identities for both people and things. The company specialises in software that empowers a smooth, automated and governed solution to manage the full lifecycle of both physical and digital identities for both people and objects. These solutions include a powerful Public Key Infrastructure (PKI platform), Card Management System (CMS), mobile and desktop-based identity apps (middleware) and a digital access gateway.
With the acquisition of Nexus, IN Groupe is accelerating its growth and confirms its strategic ambition: to be a leading player in identity and secure digital services globally. The integration of these new digital identity solutions will enable the group to provide clients in France, Europe and globally a consolidated portfolio of differentiated offers, based on cutting edge technologies. The combined set of technologies will ensure that IN Groupe’s services for governments and corporate customers are more secure, more robust and more competitive than ever.
IN Groupe continues its transformation as a European-based, global identity leader dedicated to the transition from physical to digital identity
For 10 years, IN Groupe has demonstrated its unique ability to transform its business in keeping
with the digital evolution of the identity sector. Today, the acquisition of Nexus represents a new
stage in consolidating IN Groupe’s technological capabilities after the acquisition of SURYS in
The acquisition of Nexus gives IN Groupe, a state operator for identity, the ability to lead the
transition from physical to digital identity in the European regulatory environment (e.g. e-idas,
Furthermore, IN Groupe expands its activities into the field of IoT and the identification of objects
on the internet – such as connected cars. Nexus is known for being the world leader when it
comes to certificate-based identity services enabling the future of autonomous cars and V2X
(vehicle to everything).
IN Groupe will give Nexus access to its world class capability to integrate global legal and digital
identity systems. It will also introduce new opportunities with respect to an international
complementary customer portfolio.
Didier Trutt, Chairman and CEO of IN Groupe says, “Two months after the integration of SURYS,
the acquisition of Nexus completes IN Groupe’s offer on secure identity in France, Europe and
globally. It also gives us, as a public operator, the capacity to master critical technologies at a
European level in order to lead the transition from physical to digital identity.”
"Today is a very big day for Nexus," Magnus Malmström, Nexus CEO, said. "We share
IN Groupe’s belief in the power of enabling trusted identities for large enterprises and the public
sector. Together, we will be stronger, and we will support our customers even more with secure
About IN Groupe
As partner of the French State for nearly 500 years, IN Groupe offers cutting-edge secure identity and digital services solutions integrating electronics and biometrics. From components to services, through interoperable credentials and systems, as a world specialist in secure identity and digital services, IN Groupe is present in the everyday, making life easier for everyone. Supporting States in exercising their sovereignty. Protecting the identity of citizens. Maintaining the integrity of businesses. Whatever the challenge, IN Groupe, a digital sovereignty company, helps to enforce a fundamental right for all: the Right to Be You. IN Groupe is the new brand of Groupe Imprimerie Nationale which is 100% held by the French State via the A.P.E. state holding group.
IN GROUPE IN FIGURES: Turnover: €314.2m (2018, prior SURYS acquisition) - 1,500 employees - 5
sites in France - 8 international sales offices - 77 countries using IN Groupe solutions - 28 partner
About Nexus Group
Nexus Group is an identity management company. We secure society by enabling trusted identities for people and things. Our customers are mainly large organizations in manufacturing, financial services, utility and infrastructure, public sector, and construction.
Nexus has 300 committed employees, as well as a global partner network. Our headquarters are in
Stockholm, Sweden. Nexus Sweden is certified in information security according to ISO 27001 and
TISAX. Since transparency is a prerequisite for trust, all our products and services are documented online.