Acquires German Customs Solution Provider znet group GmbH
Headquartered in Wiesbaden, znet provides automated customs software and solutions to over 500 customers including Abbott, Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey, Nippon Express and UPS.
At an expected purchase cost of up to EUR6.0m phased over up to 5 years and current annual revenue of approximately EUR2.0m and NPAT of approximately EUR0.1m this transaction is not material to the WiseTech Global group. znet will be consolidated into WiseTech group accounts from 1 Feb 2017.
WiseTech CEO, Richard White, said "znet is an innovative provider of automated customs solutions and their development teams include customs compliance experts and customs IT professionals. We welcome the znet team to the WiseTech Global family and will work together to deliver even better solutions for our customers in the future".
"This transaction is in line with our stated strategy of accelerating long-term organic growth through small, targeted, valuable acquisitions across new geographies and adjacencies.
We are continuing to progress our pipeline of opportunities in key target regions of Europe, South America and Asia."
Founded in 1997, znet group GmbH (znet) is a leading provider of customs solutions to the logistics industry across Germany. Headquartered in Wiesbaden, with a team of ~30 people, znet products and brands include zara customs software, zafir precise customs consulting and zecur secure customs clearance.
For more information on the znet Group, please visit http://www.znet-group.com
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