MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2012) - ODESIA Group Inc. ("ODESIA" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:ODS), is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of privately-held Gestion Passerelle Inc. ("Passerelle") for $850,000 and the issuance of 300,000 shares.
Passerelle is a Business & IT talent networking and recruitment firm that equips corporations with experienced professionals. Based in Montreal, Passerelle has developed a solid reputation for delivering custom tailored talent solutions with above-standard quality and service. While specializing in the financial services sector, Passerelle adds to ODESIA its strong and established customer base.
"The Passerelle acquisition provides ODESIA with increased business development and revenue growth opportunities and is another significant milestone in our corporate strategy, as we strive to develop ODESIA into an important player in the global IT industry", declared Nicolas Bonnafous, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Strategic and financial benefits of this acquisition
- Expected to increase revenues of ODESIA Group by approximately 25%
- Expected to be accretive to ODESIA's overall earnings
- New IT service offerings that accelerate new business development growth opportunities
Of the $850,000 acquisition cost, $600,000 was paid at the closing and the balance will be paid following the achievement of certain sales volume milestones.
ODESIA Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ODS) is a global technology solutions provider serving enterprise level Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, manufacturing, media and telecommunications industries. ODESIA's team mission is to empower enterprise level companies with the ability to improve the efficiency of operations, enhance process performance, productivity and profitability, and make better overall business decisions by implementing Unified Business Intelligence solutions that present the right information, at the right time, and the right place. ODESIA is listed on the Toronto Venture exchange under the symbol "ODS." For a copy of the latest Company data sheet visit us at www.odesia.com/investors_info.html
For more information on Passerelle, please visit www.passerelle.ca
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