BRAMPTON, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DATA Communications Management Corp. (TSX: DCM):
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DATA Communications Management Corp. (TSX: DCM) (“DCM” or the “Company”) announces it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Perennial Group of Companies (the “Perennial Group”). DCM also announces it has closed the previously announced $12 million term loan from Crown Capital Fund IV LP, an investment fund managed by Crown Capital Partners Inc. (“Crown”) (TSX: CRWN).
For more than 25 years, the Perennial Group has been the trusted partner for many of North America’s top brands in retail, financial services, and consumer packaged goods. The acquisition includes Perennial Inc., one of Canada’s leading design firms focused on creating and delivering design strategies for major retail brands in Canada and around the world, and The Finished Line Studios Inc., an independent, multi-function creative, execution and production art studio.
DCM has acquired Perennial for a total purchase price of approximately $13.2 million, comprised of $8.2 million in cash paid on closing, $2.5 million through the issuance of common shares of DCM and $2.5 million in the form of a subordinated, unsecured non-interest bearing vendor take back note, with $1 million payable on the first anniversary of closing, $1 million on the second anniversary of closing and $0.5 million on the third anniversary of closing. A preliminary positive working capital adjustment of $1.2 million was applied on closing to the original purchase price, related primarily to Perennial Group’s strong cash and accounts receivable balances at closing. The purchase price will be subject to certain post-closing adjustments.
A total of 1,394,856 common shares of DCM have been issued to the Vendors and the number of DCM’s issued and outstanding common shares has increased from 20,039,159 to 21,434,015 common shares outstanding.
In connection with the acquisition, DCM has established a $12 million non-revolving term loan facility with Crown, of which approximately $8.2 million was used to fund the up-front cash component of the Perennial Group acquisition and $3.5 million was used to repay in full the outstanding balance of the Company’s non-revolving credit facility with Bridging Finance Inc., and the balance will be used for general working capital purposes. Cormark Securities Inc. was engaged by DCM as its exclusive advisor in connection with the Crown term loan.
About DATA Communications Management Corp.
DCM is a communication solutions partner that adds value for major companies across North America by creating more meaningful connections with their customers. We pair customer insights and thought leadership with cutting-edge products, modular enabling technology, and services to power our clients’ go-to market strategies. We help our clients manage how their brands come to life, determine which channels are right for them, manage multimedia campaigns, deploy location-specific and 1:1 marketing, execute custom loyalty programs, and fulfill their commercial printing needs all in one place.
Our extensive experience has positioned us as experts at providing communication solutions across many verticals, including the financial, retail, healthcare, consumer health, energy, and not-for-profit sectors. Thanks to our locations throughout Canada and in the United States, we are able to meet our clients’ varying needs with scale, speed, and efficiency – no matter how large or complex the ask. And we can do it all with advanced data security, regulatory compliance, and bilingual communications, in print or digital.
Additional information relating to DATA Communications Management Corp. is available on www.datacm.com, and in the disclosure documents filed by DATA Communications Management Corp. on the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com.
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