Netcompany to acquire Intrasoft International for EUR 235 mn

Netcompany to acquire Intrasoft International for EUR 235 mn

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK: Netcompany Group A/S has entered into an agreement with Intracom Technologies – ultimately owned by Athens listed Intracom S.A. Holdings, and certain management shareholders to acquire Intrasoft International S.A., a leading European IT solutions and services group with strong international presence and expertise.

Netcompany and Intracom Technologies as well as the management shareholders of Intrasoft have reached an agreement pursuant to which Netcompany will acquire the entire outstanding share capital in Intrasoft. The transaction value is EUR 235 million on a debt-free basis.

Closing of the transaction is expected to take place during Q4 2021 and is conditional upon certain separation activities.

The financial impact of the acquisition for Netcompany in 2021 is subject to exact timing of closing of the transaction and will be communicated at completion.

Netcompany is excited to welcome Intrasoft as an integral part of the Netcompany group, and as an important contributor to the continued future development of the Netcompany group into becoming the leader in Europe.

André Rogaczewski, CEO of Netcompany, states: “We are facing an unprecedented and exciting time in Europe where all societies are now accelerating and understanding the value of digitalisation. By digitising Europe responsibly, we fundamentally change societies, businesses, and the way we live our lives for the better.

By acquiring Intrasoft, we become better positioned and strengthened to play a vital role in helping European governments, businesses, and institutions in their efforts to take the full advantage of digitalisation. Intrasoft now becoming a part of Netcompany means that we together have more innovative platforms, more competences, and a wider presence throughout Europe. I am confident that we will play a prominent role in creating and shaping the necessary digital transition that Europe will have to go through in the coming decade.”

Alexandros Manos, CEO of Intrasoft, states: “Today marks an exciting new era for Intrasoft. We share Netcompany´s vision, values and focus on delivering digital transformation that creates strong, sustainable societies, successful companies, and improved quality of life for all. I am certain that together we will become a leading supplier of future-proof digital transformation to the European market. I am looking forward to bringing value to all of our current, joint and new customers”

The acquisition of Intrasoft provides a strong foothold for the digitalisation to take place in Europe in the next 5-10 years.

It enhances and strengthens Netcompany’s position in the public sector in Europe by adding strong presence across a number of European countries and within the European Commission and the Institutions herein in particular.

It will also expand the reach and offerings in Netcompany’s private sector verticals, based on additional references and competencies added from Intrasoft in Telco, Banking and Finance, and Energy & Utilities, and will position the Netcompany group in an advantageous position for continued strong growth in the private sector.

Further, it will support the platform approach Netcompany has embarked on by adding supplementary products in especially Customs, Tax and Social Security, as well as for Banking.

Netcompany sees multiple strategic rationales from the combination, such as the appliance of Netcompany’s Govtech framework in Intrasoft markets and expanding the Intrasoft product suite across Netcompany markets. In addition, the joint platform will be well-positioned for further expansion.

With Intrasoft being headquartered in Luxembourg and with its operational branches, subsidiaries, and offices in 13 countries, including strong presence in Greece, Spain and Belgium, the combined company will have presence in 17 countries.

The combined (pro forma 2020) revenue is DKK 4.3 billion, EBITDA is DKK 944 million and EBITA is DKK 844 million. The combined number of people will be more than 6,000 including freelancers.

Intrasoft was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Luxembourg. Netcompany was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Denmark.

The transaction value of EUR 235 million (DKK 1.75 billion) is to be settled with the sellers as a combination of cash (before adjustment for net debt) of EUR 217 million (DKK 1.62 billion) and shares of EUR 18 million (DKK 134 million). The cash consideration is funded by way of utilising current credit facilities which are increased by DKK 1.2 billion in the form of a bridge financing facility.

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