Nexogy, Inc. being acquired by Digerati (DTGI)
MIAMI, Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Digerati Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: DTGI) ("Digerati" or the "Company"), a provider of cloud services specializing in UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) solutions for the business market, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nexogy, Inc. ("Nexogy"), a leading provider of cloud communication and broadband solutions tailored for businesses.
On a trailing twelve months (TTM) pro forma basis, the combination of T3 and Nexogy generated $12.7 million in annual revenue while the consolidation of telecommunications infrastructure and integration of cloud PBX platforms and back-office systems is expected to produce cost savings and EBITDA improvements. The Company anticipates producing nearly 20% in operational EBITDA with synergies derived from the combined operation. Nexogy's business model is supported by strong and predictable recurring revenue under long-term contracts and high gross margins of 75%+. Debt financing for the transaction has been committed by an established and traditional lending source and is expected to close in approximately ninety (90) days, subject to FCC regulatory approval.
Based in Miami, Florida, Nexogy is an established provider of UCaaS and managed services, offering a portfolio of cloud-based solutions to the high-growth small to medium-sized business ("SMB") market. Over the years, the Nexogy team has developed a channel sales program that has proven to be effective and resulted in Nexogy's recognition as one of the fastest growing technology companies in South Florida and nomination by the Miami Minority Chamber of Commerce as "High Tech Company of the Year 2016." Nexogy has continuously exceeded meeting the needs of a growing business community, enabling its customers to communicate and compete in the global marketplace through its robust offering of communication solutions backed by cutting-edge technology, superior reliability and unrivaled support.
The business combination of Digerati's operating subsidiary, T3 Communications, Inc. ("T3") and Nexogy brings together two emerging cloud communication providers serving a broad range of customers in various industries including banking, healthcare, financial services, legal, insurance, hotels, real estate, staffing, municipalities, food services, and education. The transaction will result in a cloud communications provider serving over 24,000 business users in Florida and Texas. In addition to positioning the Company for meeting its goal of up-listing to a primary stock exchange, the business combination enhances the Company's current operatonal foundation and delivers on other stated strategic initiatives including:
Arthur L. Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Digerati, commented, "The acquisition of Nexogy aligns perfectly with our strategic plan and meets the geographic, financial, and technological criteria of our disciplined M&A strategy. During the due diligence phase, we were most impressed with Nexogy's team and organic growth driven by its established and well recognized channel sales program, streamlined back-office operation, and culture of customer care. We are excited about the tremendous value these attributes will bring to our combined offerings in the lucrative corridors we serve in Texas and Florida, and I expect the deal to be immediately accretive to earnings and have a positive effect on net equity."
Felipe Lahrssen, Chief Operating Officer of Nexogy, stated, "We are excited to be part of the cultural and operational foundation of Digerati during this period of growth and consolidation in our industry. Acquiring other profitable, regional cloud communication providers is a winning strategy we embrace with enthusiasm. It also provides a major growth opportunity through new sales channels with an extended service offering for our clients. As organizations continue their transition to a true hosted communication and collaboration solution, we will be best positioned to support them on that journey, with a personal touch."
Q Advisors, a TMT global investment banking boutique, is acting as the financial advisor to Nexogy.
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