Xytech acquires ScheduALL from Net Insight for US $6m
Xytech Systems has purchased the resource and scheduling management system ScheduALL from Net Insight in a deal valued at US $6 million. The transaction is expected to be completed in the coming weeks and Xytech will continue to support the ScheduALL application and all ScheduALL clients. Xytech also offers the MediaPulse facility management software and the MediaPulse Managed Cloud.
“By combining two of the strongest companies in the resource optimisation industry, we massively improve scale and will be able to offer even better solutions to both existing and new customers,” says Richard Gallagher, CEO of Xytec.
“ScheduALL is very well respected by some of the world’s leading media houses and I look forward to working with their strong team to continue to support their existing customer base. I also see great value in the constructive future partnership with Net Insight.”
Customers of both Xytech’s MediaPulse and ScheduALL will experience no service interruptions. This acquisition will allow Xytech to tap into ScheduALL’s experience in the transmission market, while providing ScheduALL customers with the benefits of the MediaPulse platform.
“With this transaction, we reach an important milestone in our journey towards a more focused and stronger Net Insight where we accelerate growth in our core Media Network’s business,” said Crister Fritzson, chief executive of Net Insight. “ScheduALL has been a valuable part of the Net Insight portfolio, and I would like to thank all ScheduALL employees for their contribution over the years. We believe Xytech is the best future owner of the business and look forward to partnering with them to continue to serve shared customers across the media industry.”
The divestiture of ScheduALL reflects Net Insight’s strategy to focus on its core Media Networks business, where substantial progress has been made to capture growth opportunities across cloud, IP and remote production applications.
The transaction involves divestment of 100% of the shares in the wholly owned ScheduALL subsidiaries on a cash and debt free basis for a total transaction value of $6 million, with $3 million in cash at closing and the remainder as a promissory note payable over the next 12-18 months. ScheduALL has previously operated on an independent basis. As a result, the effect on the rest of Net Insight’s operations will be limited. The Resource Optimisation business area had net sales of SEK67.2 million and operating earnings of SEK4.1 million for the financial year 2020.
The transaction will have a positive net earnings effect on Group level of an estimated SEK35-45 million. The exact amount will be determined at deal closing.
The transaction is expected to close in the coming weeks, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
ScheduALL customers include the BBC and NBC.