KIT digital to acquire Hyro, aims growth in Asia-Pacific

Telecom Lead Asia: KIT digital, a video technology
and services company, has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Hyro Limited.


Hyro provides enterprise grade technology, systems
integration, software and managed services solutions, headquartered in
Melbourne, Australia.


With this acquisition, KIT digital expects to leverage Hyro resources in
support of current and future deployments across Asia-Pacific, as the company
said skilled resources are required to fulfill both existing contracts and
future growth, based on the sales pipelines of both companies.


“This acquisition was agreed to and referenced in
communications prior to the management transition that took place in March. Our
objectives over the last few weeks have been to ensure that the acquisition is
immediately accretive on a cash-flow basis and that we are positioned to
leverage Hyro’s software development and deployment capability on major
projects in the region,” said CEO Barak Bar-Cohen.


Currently, Hyro employs 115 staff in Australia and
Thailand supporting tier one operators throughout the region, such as Foxtel
and Telstra. The agreement was signed on April 21, 2012 with the closing of the
transaction subject to Hyro shareholder approval at the Hyro Annual General
Meeting in first week of June 2012.


Revenue acquired in the acquisition of Hyro based on the
2011 year will be approximately $20 million. The company will have at least $2
million in cash on the balance sheet at closing and the transaction is expected
to be immediately accretive on an earnings and cash flow basis.


KIT digital will elect to pay consideration in KIT
digital common stock of approximately 2.1 million shares, totaling
approximately US$14.5 million based on the April 20, 2012 closing price.


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