CALGARY and VANCOUVER, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ – Sylogist Ltd. (TSXV:SYZ) (“Sylogist”) is pleased to announce the completion on July 1, 2013 of the acquisition of all the common shares of Epic Data International Inc. (previously TSXV:EKD) (“Epic Data”). The transaction, which was completed through a court approved plan of arrangement (the “Transaction”) under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia), was previously announced on May 8, 2013.
“In Epic Data, we have acquired a very well-recognized software development, hardware design and support organization. Over the past three decades Epic Data has established an enviable customer base with expertise in the enterprise application software field, in particular with its manufacturing execution systems, data collection platform software and warehouse management application software. In addition, Epic Data’s revolutionary rugged tablet, UniView, fills a large market gap in the industrial mobile and shop floor application space,” stated Jim Wilson, Sylogist’s President and CEO. “This acquisition is highly strategic and synergistic for Sylogist, giving us expanding operations in Canada, the United States and Europe. The addition of Epic Data’s technology platforms, 17 experienced employees, Fortune 500 customer base, recurring revenue and approximately $40 million in tax pools to our own business provides a strong cash flow growth vector. We welcome to Sylogist the former Epic Data staff who are joining us in Richmond, B.C., Fort Worth, Texas and Newbury in the United Kingdom.”
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Sylogist is a technology innovation company which, through strategic acquisitions, investments and operations management, provides enterprise application software to public and private sector customers.
The Company’s stock is traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol SYZ. Information about Sylogist can be found at http://www.sylogist.com.
About Epic Data International Inc.
Epic Data International Inc., which amalgamated with Sylogist on July 1, 2013, has produced manufacturing execution and warehouse management solutions for nearly 40 years. Epic Data solutions synchronize supply chain and production activities to achieve real-time visibility of manufacturing metrics that reduces cycle times and costs, optimizes production planning and control, and boosts quality and efficiency. The solutions are easily implemented either by module or as a completely integrated solution suite across the global enterprise. Customers include Beechcraft, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, Komatsu, Bombardier Learjet, CAE Inc., Kingfisher (B&Q) plc, Joy Mining Machinery, Cobham Defence Communications Ltd., GE Aircraft Engine, Contour Premium Aircraft Seating, McBride plc, Phoenix Contact, Rolls-Royce and Volvo.
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Jim Wilson, President and CEO
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