PARIS, April 28 Steria said it expects
Sopra to file its all-share offer for the French IT
services group in May, with the result of the tender likely to
come in July.
Steria and Sopra said in separate statements on Monday that
the proposed tie-up had been greeted favourably by clients.
"There is every reason to be confident that this tie-up will
result in synergies," Sopra said.
Steria said first-quarter revenue rose 6.1 percent
like-for-like to 463.8 million euros ($642 million). Sopra
posted 4.4 percent organic sales growth to 358.4 million and
confirmed its full-year target for 3-5 percent growth.
($1 = 0.7223 Euros)
(Reporting by James Regan; Editing by Blaise Robinson)