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StatPro Group acquires remaining stake in South African firm Infovest Consulting

The AIM-listed firm said it had acquired the 27.3% shareholding in the software provider for ZAR30.4mln (£1.9mln) in cash
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StatPro had previously held a 72.7% shareholding in Infovest said the mop-up purchase is expected to be earnings enhancing in the current year

StatPro Group PLC (LON:SOG)  said it wholly owns Infovest Consulting (Pty) Ltd, a South African software provider specialising in ETL and reporting software for the asset management industry, after buying the remaining 27.3% stake in the company for for ZAR30.4mln (£1.9mln) in cash.

The AIM-listed provider of cloud-based portfolio analysis and asset pricing services previously held a 72.7% shareholding in Infovest.

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The group said the mop-up purchase is expected to enhance earnings in the current year and that it will further benefit from Infovest’s growing revenues and profits.

It added that the buy-out valuation was based on a formula linked to recurring revenue but with a minimum profit level, the multiple being just over six times EBITDA.

In early trading, StatPro shares were 1.7% higher at 182p.

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