DGAP-News: ifa systems AG / Key word(s): Investment
04.06.2019 / 11:00
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Combining strengths: ifa systems AG with new strategic major shareholder
NEXUS AG (WKN 522090), a leading European software provider in healthcare, acquires the majority shares of the ifa systems AG, publicly listed specialist for Health IT systems in ophthalmology, from Topcon Corp. (Japan). The closing of the transaction is planned for 5 June 2019 the latest.
“We are pleased to join with NEXUS AG a partner that is equally successful on the Health IT market and with whom we are able to significantly increase the dynamics in our core business”, says Jörg Polis, chairman of the Management Board of ifa systems AG. “NEXUS fits perfectly well into our partner strategy that allows us to position our software more and more as an integration platform at our customers. Our ability to interface with more than 590 devices and other software solutions are a unique selling point that perfectly meets the requirements of clinics and doctors.”
For NEXUS, the purchase is consistent with their buy-and-build strategy. “We see a successful cooperation in projects where both partners can make full use of their competences for the customer’s benefit. NEXUS will especially benefit from ifa’s expertise in ophthalmology.”, says Dr. Ingo Behrendt, chairman of the Management Board of NEXUS AG. “ifa is the first publicly listed company in our portfolio. Together with the other shareholders, we will be delighted when the positive corporate development will also be reflected in the share price.”
The ifa systems AG, located in Frechen near Cologne (Germany), went public in 2005 and is currently listed in the Open Market (WKN 783078). In 2015, the Japanese company Topcon Corp., a technology corporation including the business areas construction industry, agriculture and medical devices, purchased the majority of shares of ifa systems AG. Joint market activities were already finalized. The strategic re-orientation of the ifa Group and the concentration on the core business involved were finalized successfully in 2018. The shareholders shall be also involved in the target achievement with dividends to reconcile the company’s growth with an adequate profitability in the short to medium term. In the course of the transaction between Topcon and NEXUS, Nobuo Takase as member of the Management Board as well as Nick Smit and Randy Samuels as members of the Supervisory Board of the company will resign from their positions.
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|Company:||ifa systems AG|
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