-Adds Over 30 US-based Utilities to mCloud Customer Base-
-CSA Technology Combined with Recently Announced NGRAIN® Acquisition Provides mCloud with a complete 3D Solution, From Data Capture to Artificial Intelligence, in Direct Support of Critical Assets-
-Adds Over US$1,600,000 in New Revenue, and US$129,000 in EBITDA-
VANCOUVER, Jan. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - Universal mCloud Corp. (TSX-V: MCLD) ("mCloud" or the "Company"), a leading provider of IoT-connected asset care technology solutions, today announced that on December 29, 2017 it signed a Letter of Intent ("LOI") to purchase 100% of CSA, Inc. ("CSA"), an Atlanta, Georgia based company with technology development subsidiaries in Slovakia. Following final due diligence and requisite approvals, the deal is expected to close in Q1, 2018, and will be valued at up to US$4,800,000, comprised of US$2,400,000 in shares of mCloud and up to US$2,400,000 in cash consideration including performance based payments. CSA shareholders will end up owning roughly 16% of mCloud shares.
This transaction will strengthen mCloud's AssetCare™ Solution by:
- Adding 3D capabilities: The CSA technology combined with the recently announced NGRAIN® acquisition provides mCloud with a complete 3D solution, from data capture to Artificial Intelligence ("AI"), in direct support of critical assets. This will support the use ofAI for accurately detecting asset damage, tracking asset health issues and assisting field services with remote expert guidance using AssetCareTM Mobile.
- Expanding the Customer Base: CSA is a leader in laser scanning and 3D modeling for the US Energy Market including most nuclear facilities and utilities.
- 3D field data capture and processing: With the CSA PanoMap® software suite, mCloud now has the capability of capturing asset details in the field and creating accurate 3D models from raw field data.
"This transaction fully complements our recent acquisition of NGRAIN® by providing the means to capture, in 3D, the 'as-found' conditions of critical assets, the first step in effectively applying AI and 3D Augmented Reality," said Russel McMeekin, mCloud CEO. "The CSA software suite enables mCloud to develop unique 3D solutions that fit perfectly into our AssetCareTM strategy. It will be put to immediate use in fulfilling our vision of our AssetCareTM Wind solution."
CSA has been a pioneer in the implementation of panoramic 3D scan representations, integration of laser scan data with 3D plant models, implementation of laser scans in mobile devices, and automatic verification of as-built scan representations against design 3D models. "The CSA PanoMap® software suite gives us the ability to capture asset detail in full, accurate and precise 3D, model it, and make it available in support of lifecycle activities," said Mr. McMeekin. "Integrating this capability into the AssetCareTM cloud solution, completes the technology basis for the mCloud vision."
Amadeus Burger, President of CSA says, "CSA has pioneered the successful use of 3D technology since founding the business in 1976. When introduced to mCloud and its vision of caring for industrial energy assets, we immediately saw the next major wave in which to apply our technology. We are extremely excited about joining forces with mCloud."
Summary of CSA Financials (unaudited estimates):
2017 Revenue of US$1.6M and EBITDA of US$128,000.
Summary of Deal Terms:
Approximate number of mCloud Shares at deal closing of 7,500,000 (US$2.4M valued at $0.40 per share). An additional US$2,400,000 in cash.
This is an arm's length transaction and no finder's fees are payable in connection with the acquisition.
Completion of this transaction is subject to the approval of TSX Venture Exchange.
About Universal mCloud Corp.
mCloud is headquartered in Vancouver, BC with technology and operations centers in San Francisco, CA and Bristol, PA. mCloud is an IoT connected asset care cloud solution company utilizing connected IoT devices, leading deep energy analytics, secure mobile and 3D technologies that rally all asset stakeholders around an Asset-Circle-of-Care™, providing complete real-time and historical data coupled with guidance and advice based on deep analytics and diagnostics resulting in optimal performance and care of critical equipment. It's all about the asset. The powerful and secure AssetCare™ environment is accessible everywhere, 24/7 through standard mobile devices, ruggedized headsets, and web browsers. For more information, visit www.mCloudCorp.com.
About CSA, Inc.
CSA offers software and services to support plant and industrial facility design and asset management, focusing on user-friendly solutions that can be used by a wide range of plant employees and vendors. Established in 1976, CSA, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (with two subsidiaries in Slovakia), provides two core technologies: PanoMap® Laser Scanning Technology, and Plant/CMS (Plant Configuration Management Systems). CSA has extensive experience supporting large-scale facility management projects around the world in industries as diverse as petrochemical, power generation, semiconductor, paper mills, nuclear facilities, art exhibits and military installations. For more information visit www.csaatl.com.
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