Leading Canadian SD-WAN vendor acquires 100% of Martello subsidiary in a cash and equity transaction totaling approximately $800,000.
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OTTAWA, ON, July 22, 2020 /CNW/ – Martello Technologies Group Inc., (“Martello” or the “Company”) (TSXV: MTLO), a developer of enterprise digital experience monitoring (“DEM”) solutions, announced today the sale of substantially all the assets and certain liabilities of Elfiq Inc. (“ELFIQ” or the “Seller”) to Adaptiv Networks Inc. (“Adaptiv Networks” or the “Purchaser”), an arm’s length Canadian SD-WAN company. The announcement is pursuant to an asset purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) between ELFIQ, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Martello, and Adaptiv Networks. ELFIQ is an SD-WAN and link balancing business which was acquired by Martello in December 2017. The transaction is subject to TSXV approval.
By acquiring ELFIQ, Adaptiv Networks will broaden its portfolio of SD-WAN solutions for mid-size enterprises and accelerate its international expansion, leveraging and commercializing the technology and assets of the ELFIQ SD-WAN and link balancing business. Martello will receive an equity stake in Adaptiv Networks. Adaptiv Networks will continue to sell and support the ELFIQ solution through the network of ELFIQ partners and resellers globally.
Under the terms of the Agreement, Adaptiv Networks will acquire substantially all of the assets of ELFIQ for a price of $800,000, subject to adjustment, for cash consideration of $500,000 and common shares of Adaptiv Networks. The cash consideration is payable in the amounts of $400,000 on closing and the issuance of a non-negotiable $100,000 promissory note due one year after closing. Sixteen ELFIQ employees will be transferred to Adaptiv Networks, and the Purchaser will assume certain liabilities relating to the purchased assets, transferred employees and the lease for the Montreal office.
Martello announced on April 28, 2020 its intention to exit the SD-WAN business via a divestment of the ELFIQ division. The Company is divesting of this line of business to focus resources on its DEM strategy. This strategy is focused on generating monthly recurring revenue from sales of solutions that improve the digital user experience for cloud services such as unified communications and video conferencing. It is expected that the divestment of ELFIQ will result in the elimination of losses relating to this division in the near-term. Operating losses for the ELFIQ division were $1.4M in the 2020 fiscal year.
“Adaptiv Networks is a Canadian SD-WAN leader that offers natural synergies for the ELFIQ business, and I’m pleased that the ELFIQ team can move forward together under new ownership to accelerate growth of the ELFIQ technology”, said John Proctor, President and CEO of Martello. “At the same time, Martello can now adopt a strengthened focus on our core growth opportunity in the DEM market and accelerate the path to positive adjusted EBITDA.”
About Martello Technologies Group
Martello Technologies Group Inc. (TSXV: MTLO) is a technology company that provides digital experience monitoring (DEM) solutions. The company develops products and solutions that provide monitoring and analytics on the performance of real-time applications on networks, while giving IT teams and service providers control and visibility of their entire IT infrastructure. Martello’s products include unified communications performance analytics software, and IT analytics software. Martello Technologies Group is a public company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with offices in Amsterdam, Geneva, Nice, Paris, Dallas and New York. Learn more at http://www.martellotech.com
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