HERZLIYA, Israel, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SuperCom Ltd (OTCQB: SPCBF), a leading provider of Electronic ID (EID), Security, HealthCare, Homecare, and Electronic Monitoring Solutions, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with On Track Innovations Ltd. (NASDAQ: OTIV) to acquire OTI's SmartID division, including employees, all contracts, software and other related technologies, patents and other IP assets.
Following a successful conclusion of a due-diligence process, SuperCom will pay $10 million, with an earn-out mechanism of up to a further $12.5 million subject to various performance criteria and milestones.
The acquired SmartID division has a strong presence throughout the world, with a broad range of competitive and well-known EID solutions, and technology.
In 2011 and 2012, the acquired division's average annual revenue was approximately $20 million. On a pro-forma basis, the merger of the acquired division with SuperCom triples SuperCom's annual revenue and is expected to be highly accretive to SuperCom's financial results.Arie Trabelsi, CEO of SuperCom commented, "We are very pleased to announce this highly synergistic and accretive merger into SuperCom. This acquisition reflects the continued execution of our long-term strategic plan to become a leading solution provider to the global Electronic ID market. This acquisition boosts our contract base and pipeline, and increases our potential revenue growth." Mr. Trabelsi continued, "The acquired SmartID division will vastly expand the breadth of our EID capabilities globally, while providing us with outstanding market and technological experts, together with the best ID software platforms and technologies. This acquisition enables us to leverage on OTI's rich and wide range of field-proven technologies and solutions, to the fast growing EID market." Conference Call SuperCom will hold a conference call tomorrow, August 15 at 10am EDT , to discuss the acquisition of OTI's SmartID division. To join the call, please dial: 1 888 668 9141 ( United States) or +972 3 918 0610 (Internationally). About SuperCom Since 1988, SuperCom has been a leading global provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing advanced safety, identification and security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, throughout the world. Through its proprietary e-Government platforms and innovative solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance and border control services, SuperCom has inspired governments and national agencies to design and issue secured Multi-ID documents and robust digital identity solutions to its citizens and visitors. SuperCom offers a unique all-in-one field-proven RFID & mobile technology and product suite, accompanied by advanced complementary services for various industries including healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation.