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Ørn Software Holding AS (ORN) - Ørn acquires Landax, adding NOK 21 million of ARR and 540 new customers
21.5.2021 10:24:07 CEST | Ørn Software Holding AS | Inside information
Trondheim, May 21 2021 - Ørn Software has signed an agreement to acquire the
Norwegian Quality Management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company Landax, thus
gaining a strong portfolio of new customers in new and existing sectors.
"Through the acquisition of Landax, Ørn Software continues to execute on its
communicated growth plan. Landax has a unique position within the Quality
Management space, and its platform offers and impressive width in functionality
that perfectly complements our existing portfolio perfectly. Landax represents
an offering that is highly attractive for Ørn's existing customers, and vice
versa," says Ørn Software's CEO Sten-Roger Karlsen.
The acquisition adds 540 new customers to Ørn Software's portfolio, including a
range of large companies within Norwegian retail, logistics and industry. The
acquisition also provides Ørn with 11 highly skilled employees in Norway, and a
development team in Poland.
At the end of 2020, Landax had an annual recurring revenue (ARR) of NOK 18.9
million. 2020 revenue was NOK 30.8 million. This represented an organic growth
in ARR of 29% compared to 2019. During the first four months of 2021, Landax has
increased its ARR with 14% to NOK 21.2 million. The 2020 EBITDA was NOK 10.1
million (NOK 6.0 million in 2019). The acquisition increases Ørn Software's ARR
with 18%. Ørn's proforma ARR at the end of 2020 was NOK 107 million, after
having grown 73% annually in the period 2017-2020.
The transaction is based on an enterprise value of NOK 95 million and implies a
multiple of 4.5x on ARR. The transaction will be settled with 80% cash at
closing and 20% in Ørn Software shares, issued in line with board authorization.
The transaction is expected to close in June 2021.
"Today, companies need to continuously increase their efficiency and quality to
stay competitive and relevant. Implementing digital management tools is an
important part of meeting this need. Mega-trends like the Digitalization wave,
Smart buildings/cities and Industry 4.0 are pushing the technological
development, enabling even more value to be created from our software
solutions," Karlsen says.
"Maintenance Management and Quality Control is a very good match, and our
customers need both to gain full control over the entire value chain, to
optimize efficiency, quality, and to increase sustainability," says Karlsen.
"We have offered this combination to the Aquaculture industry since acquiring
Pixelwerk in January 2020. With Landax, we can provide the same broad range of
services to other sectors as well," says Karlsen.
"The shareholders of Landax are very pleased to become a part of Ørn Software.
Over time, Ørn has proven to be a solid, flexible, and rapidly growing player in
the software industry. The company has a strong market position within
industrial maintenance, aquaculture, and real estate. Correspondingly, Landax
has become a dominant supplier of management solutions for quality control, HR,
HSE and project management. Together, the combined entity will represent a major
market power in the Nordic region," says Torleif Bratlie, CEO of Landax.
"Although Landax' main market is Norway, its platform supports multiple
languages and is ready to be introduced outside the country," says Karlsen.
Ørn Software has ambitions for further acquisitions.
"We see that there are very good opportunities for value creation by continuing
our aggressive acquisition strategy. Landax is the sixth company we have
acquired in the past 18 months. In addition, we also have significant organic
growth, and our target is to organically grow our ARR to NOK 300 million and
reach 40 percent EBITDA margin by 2025.
?This information is such that Ørn Software Holding AS is required to disclose
in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation.
?This information was submitted for publication by the Company's CFO, Vidar
* Sten-Roger Karlsen, CEO Ørn Software, +47 922 62 321, email@example.com
* Vidar Andre Løken, CFO Ørn Software, +47 952 60 926, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT ØRN SOFTWARE HOLDING AS
Ørn Software is a Nordic provider of SaaS solutions enabling efficient
operations and maintenance across a wide range of asset-heavy industries,
including real estate, manufacturing, food & beverages, and aquaculture.
The Group's software provides customers with improved insight through
data-driven operations and contributes to increased efficiency and reduced costs
through digitalization of rental processes, data-driven maintenance scheduling
and energy optimization. All of the above contribute to the lengthening of
property and equipment lifespan, a key component of Ørn Software's value
proposition. Furthermore, the Group's offering enables customers to reduce their
environmental footprint and provides digital tools to meet reporting and
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