Jul 11, 2007
Imarda Ltd, a newly formed Australian holding company, announced today that it has acquired SmartTrack, Australia’s leading internet-based tracking and messaging company, for AU$6.6 million.
Imarda has been formed by a group of private investors as an acquisition vehicle to acquire companies within the global Telematics market including, mobile computing, location-based services (via GPS) and mobile communications companies. SmartTrack was launched in 2001. It provides services including fleet and vehicle tracking and monitoring and security monitoring to a number of large Australasian companies including Boral, Toll, Woolworths, Energex and Australian Air Express, and has offices in Perth and Sydney.
Selwyn Pellett, Executive Chairman of Imarda, says the acquisition of SmartTrack is part our strategy to buy best of breed Telematics solutions companies in differing geographical locations and quickly take advantage of economies of scale in terms of volume, go to market expense and brand building.
“The global telematics industry is set for major growth and scale in this industry will be critical”, says Pellett.
“Imarda intends to be a global powerhouse in this space and we will move aggressively to achieve this goal. Smart Track is the first of our acquisitions but we are already in discussions with a number of other companies around the world that share our vision of becoming a one stop shop for Telematics solutions.”
Pellett says Imarda plans to seek a public listing sometime over the next 18 months. Under the terms of the acquisition, SmartTrack’s co-founder and Managing Director, Simon Illingworth, will become a director and shareholder of Imarda. Fellow Imarda directors Selwyn Pellett, and Claire Mitchell, Imarda’s COO and CFO, were part of the cornerstone team behind the successful listing of New Zealand-based company, Endace Ltd, on the AIM, UK stock exchange in June 2005.
Illingworth says this was one of the key reasons SmartTrack was keen to join the Imarda group. “Being part of Imarda gives us the opportunity to work with a team of people who have proven experience in establishing and managing high-growth, technology companies and taking them global”, he says.
Mitchell says SmartTrack was an obvious first acquisition for Imarda. “It represents all the qualities we are looking for, great technology, strong customer base, local market domination, world-class leadership, positive cash flow and a desire to take the next step and expand beyond its current geographical base.” Contact
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Leading fleet management technology companies International Telematics Holdings Limited (ITHL) and Imarda Pty Ltd, have formally merged to form Coretex Ltd. Following the merger, Milford Active Growth Fund has invested NZD $6 million in Coretex and will invest up to a total of NZD $10 million.
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Leading fleet management technology companies, International Telematics Holdings Limited (ITHL) and Imarda Pty Ltd, have announced their intention to merge and form a new entity named ‘Coretex’.
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Oct 8, 2012
Imarda are pleased to announce its selection as the preferred supplier for the New Zealand Police Department’s GPS Vehicle Tracking System.