SDS acquires eServGlobal Holding SAS

SDS AB has today signed an agreement to acquire all shares and assets in eServGlobal Holding SAS (eServGlobal) with a purchase price of two (2) million Euro (21.4 million SEK). eServGlobal SAS is a global supplier of systems for electronic recharge of prepaid mobile phones and mobile financial services. With this transaction SDS has doubled its geographical presence and gained access to significant complementary technologies.

eServGlobal is headquartered in Paris, France with its research and development, customer support organizations and sales organizations located in Paris, Grenoble, Bucharest, Dubai and Jakarta. More than 90% of its revenue comes from the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia markets. The company had sales of €7.1 million in 2018 of which €4.3 million is recurring support fees. The product portfolio includes software solutions for distribution of recharge value for prepaid mobile phones and mobile financial services.

The acquisition strengthens SDS operational efficiency by increasing its product portfolio with complementary products from eServGlobal. At the same time two new major development and technology centers in France and Romania will be added.

"This is an important milestone in the growth of SDS as a company. In one single step we have now moved to a new strategic level in terms of size, revenue, profitability, customer base and geographical reach. SDS and eServGlobal combined have nearly 50 years of experience in development, delivery and operation of large-scale transaction systems. This acquisition strengthens our presence in Africa and the Middle East further and at the same time provides opportunities to reach new geographical markets with customers in Southeast Asia," says Tommy Eriksson, CEO of SDS. "A new phase of our journey to attain sustained growth and profitability has now started and in the medium term we expect to be able to increase the company's operations in Europe and America as well"

Gunnar Jardelöv (Chairman of the Board of Directors of SDS) further states that, "eServGlobal with its customer base, its employees, its market position and product portfolio adds to and reinforces the current business model of SDS. This acquisition constitutes a step in our strategic ambitions to accelerate growth and profitability while actively contributing to a structural consolidation in the industry ".

In a very short period of time SDS has now executed two strategic transactions that increases the company's annual turnover from approximately 80 million SEK to more than 250 million SEK.

The merging of operations between the two companies is expected to achieve significant synergies with high efficiency in product management and development as well as economies of scale in support and administrative functions. Significant business synergies in terms of profitability and growth are expected to emerge as early as 2020 but the full effect would be visible in 2021.

"We are pleased to have found a good home for eServGlobal with the acquisition by SDS. We have worked hard to reshape the business into an asset that now has greater value as part of a complementary entity within the SDS organisation. This is good for our customers, and importantly should provide better opportunity for many of our people who have worked hard to get the company to this point. I wish SDS well in the future," says John Conoley, Executive Chairman, eServGlobal.

The acquisition of eServGlobal will initially be financed using an acquisition loan arranged by Handelsbanken and a bridge loan from private investors including the Chairman of the Board Gunnar Jardelöv and the newly appointed board member Martin Roos. The bridge loan is for a period of 6 months from the date of the transaction. This bridge loan will cover the period until a planned new rights issue is completed based on the mandate the Board received at this year's Annual General Meeting on April 25th. The bridge loan has an annual interest rate of 15% and can be repaid in full or in part in advance.

The completion of the acquisition process is conditional of a formal approval at an EGM of eServGlobal. Such EGM is expected be held within six weeks from today.

4 June 2019

For more information contact:
Martin Schedin
Chief Financial Officer
+46 70 438 14 42
martin.schedin@seamless.se

This information is the information that Seamless Distribution Systems AB (publ) is required to disclose under the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the above contact person on June 4, 2019 at. 12.00 CEST.

About Seamless Distribution Systems AB (SDS)

SDS is a Swedish software company with solutions for electronic distribution of services to private consumers through mobile operators in emerging countries. The company offers its corporate customers a comprehensive solution for digital transactions. The company has customers in all parts of the world that reach over 300 million mobile users through more than 1,000,000 active point-of-sales. SDS has approximately 150 employees in Sweden, Belgium, Ghana, Nigeria, USA, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Ecuador and the United Arab Emirates. With over 18 years of experience, SDS focuses on high level of customer satisfaction and effective development. SDS manages over 5.3 billion transactions annually and enables the growing population of emerging countries to become part of the mobile revolution.

SDS shares are listed on Nasdaq First North Premier.
The company's Certified Adviser is FNCA Sweden AB, telephone number 08-528 00 399. info@fnca.se 

SDS erhåller stor genombrottsorder i Sydafrika värd 20 miljoner SEK

SDS har fått en order från en av Sydafrikas största mobiloperatörer, som också är Afrikas största operatörsgrupp med verksamhet och affärer i flera länder. Ordern är den första SDS tagit i landet och har ett initialt värde på 20 MSEK. Sydafrika är regionens mest avancerade marknad och affären förstärker därmed ytterligare SDS position på den afrikanska kontinenten.


SDS receives major order in South Africa worth SEK 20 million

SDS has received an order from one of South Africa's largest mobile operators, which is also Africa's largest carrier group with operations across several countries. This is the first order received by SDS in South Africa and has an initial value of SEK 20 million. South Africa is the region's most advanced market and the deal strengthens SDS's position on the African continent.


SDS offentliggör uppdaterad strategi

Med anledning av förvärvet av eServGlobal har SDS styrelse beslutat att presentera en uppdaterad strategi för verksamheten. SDS är verksamt inom fintech-området och arbetar med digitalisering av logistiska och finansiella flöden i tillväxtländer. Till stor del innebär detta att utveckla och sälja systemlösningar för digital distribution av samtalstid, mobildata samt mobila finansiella tjänster till SDS kunder som är mobiloperatörer eller distributörer i tillväxtländer. Förvärvet av eServGlobal ökar SDS kundbas i Mellanöstern och ger SDS närvaro i Sydostasien. Den uppdaterade strategin har som syfte att konkretisera bolagets mål på både kort och lång sikt.


SDS announces updated strategy

Following the acquisition of eServGlobal, the SDS Board has decided to present an updated business strategy. SDS is active in the fintech area and is working on digitizing logistic and financial flows in emerging countries. This means developing and selling system solutions for digital distribution of airtime, mobile data and mobile financial services to SDS customers who are mobile operators or distributors in emerging markets. The acquisition of eServGlobal increases SDS' customer base in the Middle East and gives SDS a presence in Southeast Asia. The updated strategy explains the company's short- and long-term goals.




SDS AB säkrar miljonorder i Mellanöstern

SDS AB har säkrat en order på 6,3 miljoner kronor från en av regionens största mobiloperatörer, i den största marknaden i Mellanöstern.

Beställningen kommer från en av eServGlobals kunder. eServGlobal förvärvades av SDS i juli i år. Detta är ett konkret bevis på förtroendet för SDS förmåga att konsolidera sin nisch.


SDS AB has received a new order in the Middle East

SDS AB has received an order of 6,3 million SEK from one of the regions' most important mobile operators, in the largest market in the Middle East.

The order is received from a customer of eServGlobal, which was acquired by SDS in July this year. It is a tangible proof of trust in SDS ability to be a consolidator in its niche.


SDS fullbordar förvärv av eServGlobal Holding SAS

SDS AB fullbordar idag förvärvet om samtliga aktier och tillgångar i eServGlobal Holding SAS (eServGlobal). eServGlobal SAS är en global leverantör av system för förbetald laddning av kontantkort och mobila finansiella tjänster. Priset för aktierna är två (2) miljoner Euro (21,4 miljoner kronor). SDS får därmed tillgång till en kompletterande teknik och en fördubblad geografisk marknadstäckning.


SDS completes the acquisition of eServGlobal Holding SAS

SDS AB today completes the acquisition of all shares and assets in eServGlobal Holding SAS (eServGlobal) with a purchase price of two (2) million Euro (21.4 million SEK). eServGlobal SAS is a global supplier of systems for electronic recharge of prepaid mobile phones and mobile financial services. With this transaction SDS has doubled its geographical presence and gained access to significant complementary technologies.


Delårsrapport för perioden 1 januari - 30 juni 2019

april - juni

  • Nettoomsättningen uppgick till 54,6 (18,9) MSEK, en ökning med 188,7 % jämfört med samma period föregående år.
  • EBITDA-resultatet uppgick till 3,3 (2,4) MSEK.
  • EBITDA-marginalen uppgick till 6,1% (12,6%).
  • EBITDA-resultatet utan förvärvskostnader uppgick till 4,7 MSEK.
  • EBITDA-marginalen utan förvärvskostnader uppgick till 8,5%.
  • Resultat efter skatt uppgick till -1,0 (2,1) MSEK.
  • Resultat efter skatt uppgick utan förvärvskostnader till 0,3 MSEK.
  • Resultat per aktie uppgick till -0,13 (0,30) SEK.
  • Totalt kassaflöde uppgick till -2,8 (2,9) MSEK.

Interim report for the period January 1 - June 30, 2019

April - June

  • Net sales amounted to MSEK 54.6 (18.9), an increase of 188.7 % compared to the same period the previous year.
  • EBITDA result amounted to MSEK 3.3 (2.4).
  • EBITDA margin amounted to 6.1% (12.6%).
  • The EBITDA result without acquisition costs amounted to SEK 4.7 million
  • EBITDA margin excluding acquisition costs amounted to 8.5%.
  • Profit after tax amounted to MSEK -1.0 (2.1).
  • Profit after tax amounted to SEK 0.3 million without acquisition costs.
  • Earnings per share amounted to MSEK -0.13 (0.30).
  • Total cash flow amounted to MSEK -2.8 (2.9).

Försäljningsstart och förstärkt samarbete i Etiopien

SDS och Smart Digital Technology har idag i Addis Abeba, Etiopien, framgångsrikt genomfört den första digitala försäljningen och elektroniska laddningen av ett kontantkort. Parterna förstärker det strategiska partnerskapet med Ethio Telecom och påskyndar införandet av digitala tjänster i försäljnings- och distributionskanalen.


First Sales transactions and accelerated cooperation in Ethiopia

SDS and Smart Digital Technology have today in Addis Ababa successfully performed the first digital sales transaction and electronic recharge. The partners reinforce the commitment in the strategic partnership with Ethio Telecom and accelerate the digital services adoption in the sales and distribution channel


SDS förvärvar eServGlobal Holding SAS

SDS AB har idag tecknat avtal om att förvärva samtliga aktier och tillgångar i eServGlobal Holding SAS (eServGlobal). EservGlobal är en global leverantör av system för förbetald laddning av kontantkort och mobila finansiella tjänster. Priset för aktierna är två (2) miljoner Euro (21,4 miljoner kronor). SDS får därmed tillgång till en kompletterande teknik och en fördubblad geografisk marknadstäckning.


SDS acquires eServGlobal Holding SAS

SDS AB has today signed an agreement to acquire all shares and assets in eServGlobal Holding SAS (eServGlobal) with a purchase price of two (2) million Euro (21.4 million SEK). eServGlobal SAS is a global supplier of systems for electronic recharge of prepaid mobile phones and mobile financial services. With this transaction SDS has doubled its geographical presence and gained access to significant complementary technologies.


Seamless mottar en signifikant order från en ny kund i Södra Afrika, värd 7 miljoner kronor

Seamless Distribution Systems AB (SDS) har tagit emot en initial order från den ledande operatören i Eswatini (tidigare Swaziland) till ett värde av 7 miljoner kronor för leverans av sitt system som hanterar digital distribution. Genom denna order så fortsätter Seamless att förstärka sin närvaro i Södra Afrika.


Seamless has received a significant order from a new customer in Southern Africa, worth 7 million SEK

Seamless Distribution Systems AB (SDS) has received an initial order from the leading operator in Eswatini (former Swaziland) for a value of 7 million SEK for the delivery of its digital distribution system. Through this order, Seamless continues to strengthen its presence in Southern Africa.


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