Coats Group PLC (LON:COA) is expanding into the Cloud with the acquisition of ThreadSol, which provides software solutions for the apparel and footwear industries, for a cash consideration of up to US$12mln.
The FTSE 250-listed industrial thread manufacturer said ThreadSol's cloud-based digital applications provide an excellent fit with its existing Coats Global Services business.
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The group said the initial cash outflow for the acquisition is around US$5mln, with further payments of up to US$7mln over the period to 2022.
Rajiv Sharma, Coats Group’s chief executive, commented: 'ThreadSol is an exciting acquisition that supports a key aspect of our growth strategy: to build an innovative software solutions business for the apparel and footwear industries.”
In early morning trading, Coats Group shares were 0.4% higher at 81.10p.
Earlier this month Coats announced that it was investing US$5mln in a “disruptive technology” that it believes has the potential to revolutionise the thread industry.
The firm said it was paying the money for a 9.5% share in Israeli-based technology start-up, Twine Solutions.