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HMS Industrial Networks AB acquires Intesis Software, S.L., Spain

by Linda Johansson | Jun 30, 2016

HMS Industrial Networks AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Networks AB (publ), has acquired all of the shares of the Spain-based company Intesis Software, S.L. – a leading provider of communication gateway solutions for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system integration within the fields of building automation. The purchase price amounts to EUR 13.3 million on a cash-free/debt-free basis and is paid in cash. Depending on Intesis reaching certain defined financial targets an additional EUR 2.0 million may become payable in early 2019.

 

About Intesis and the transaction rationale

Intesis was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Igualada, Spain, close to Barcelona. Intesis offers advanced communication gateway solutions and interfaces within the fields of building automation. Representing the vast majority of sales, the company’s building automation solution is marketed as “IntesisBox”. Intesis works closely with many major manufacturers of air conditioning and building automation systems globally. At present, the company has 30 employees of which 9 are product development engineers.

“We see great potential in lifting the Intesis business and our technology platform to the next level by becoming part of HMS, one of the global market leaders in industrial communication. I am very pleased with having found the right industrial new home for our team,” says Pedro Lumbreras, founder of Intesis. “We are excited to be joining HMS. Its knowledge in industrial communication and its worldwide presence will add a new dimension and strategic drive to our continued successful journey in the area of building automation,” says José Cerón, CEO of Intesis.

“Intesis’ protocol and application know-how and its market-proven solutions are important additions for HMS. It is an excellent fit with our growth strategy,” says Staffan Dahlström, CEO of HMS Networks AB. “Intesis’ strong position in the market for integration solutions for building automation will complement HMS’s existing gateway offering perfectly. Intesis will give HMS a strong footprint and valuable inroads into the market niche of building automation systems. Intesis is a well-established and highly regarded industry player who, like our recent acquisition of eWON, will further strengthen our unique value proposition to our OEM partners, system integrators and installers worldwide.”

For further information on Intesis, please visit: www.intesisbox.com

 

Terms of the transaction

The acquisition was completed on June 29, 2016, on which date 100 per cent of the shares in Intesis were acquired by HMS Industrial Networks AB directly from Intesis’ owners Pedro Lumbreras and José Cerón. Intesis’ current CEO Mr. Cerón will continue to serve the company as its general manager. Mr. Lumbreras will continue to advise Intesis as a consultant. The acquisition did not require any regulatory clearances. Intesis will be consolidated into the HMS Group as of June 30, 2016.

The purchase price for 100 per cent of the shares in Intesis amounts to EUR 13.3 million on a cash-free/debt-free basis and is financed through a new credit facility.  The purchase price is paid in cash after adjustment for the net debt and working capital position of Intesis per May 31, 2016. Depending on Intesis reaching certain defined financial targets for the financial year ending on December 31, 2018, an earn-out payment for Mr. Cerón of up to EUR 2.0 million may become payable in early 2019 in cash.

 

Financial information

In 2015, Intesis had net sales of EUR 5.6 million and EBITDA of EUR 2.4 million. In the last three-year period, Intesis’ sales have grown at a compounded annual growth rate in excess of 20%. The acquisition of Intesis is expected to have an accretive effect on the earnings per share in HMS Networks AB (publ) already in 2016.

HMS Networks AB (publ) will publish its half-year report 2016 on July 19, 2016.

 Ellestad/Strata Advisory is acting as financial advisor, Advokatfirman Lindahl KB and Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira are acting as legal counsel and EY is acting as financial due diligence advisor to HMS. PwC is acting as financial advisor and as legal counsel to the sellers.

 

For more information, please contact:
Staffan Dahlström, CEO HMS, +46 709-17 29 01
Gunnar Högberg, CFO HMS, +46 709-17 29 95

 This information is such that HMS Networks AB (publ) is required to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.00 am CET on June 30, 2016.

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