NORBIT acquires Hungary based iData for EUR 14.5 million

TRONDHEIM: NORBIT ASA (FRA: 4NK ) has signed binding agreement governing the acquisition of iData Kft.,  a Hungary-based company specialized in vehicle tracking and fleet management related services.

The transaction values iData at an enterprise value of EUR 14.5 million, implying an equity value of EUR 14.5 million.

The acquisition will create a broader platform for growth within NORBIT’s ITS business segment.

“We have been impressed by iData’s domain competence and market leading position in its home market within vehicle tracking and fleet management services. By utilizing our sales and distribution platform, we expect to strengthen the market footprint in Europe further. iData fits well into our selective M&A strategy and the company will play a key role in NORBIT’s strategy to build a sub segment, within our business unit ITS, based on selected 5G/IoT niche applications with a high share of recurring subscription-based revenues,” says Per Jørgen Weisethaunet, CEO of NORBIT.

Based on 15 years of experience, iData has developed software and hardware for fleet management, fuel control and vehicle protection. More than 34,000 vehicles from 4,200 customers are tracked using iData´s iTrack GPS Tracking System.

“NORBIT is an innovative technology company with many of the same characteristics as iData. We share the same passion for market driven innovation and both believe in the value of strong teams. I´m convinced that iData as part of NORBIT will be able to accelerate growth and development. There is a good cultural match, and we look forward to joining forces and together expand the geographic reach and explore new opportunities for expansion of our offering,” says András Szabó, CEO of iData.

iData had revenues of EUR 5.0 million in 2020, of with a ARR (Annual Recuring Revenue) rate in excess of 80 per cent, and an EBITDA(2) of approximately EUR 1.9 million representing an EBITDA margin of around 35 per cent.

The acquisition will be financed by issuance of consideration shares at a price equal to the last 30-days volume weighted share price of NORBIT ASA with a total value of EUR 2.5 million (utilizing existing board authorization), EUR 6.0 million will be paid as cash consideration, while the remainder will be settled through a sellers’ credit.

The  transaction  is  conditional  on  customary  closing  conditions, including regulatory approval in Hungary. Closing is expected to take place late Q2 2021.

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11 May, 11:45 am GMT+2 · Disclaimer

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