Boulder, Colorados – (The Hosting News) – August 27, 2007 – IT and storage management solutions to enterprises and managed service providers in North America and Europe, Incentra Solutions, Inc., has acquired Santa Clara, CA-based Helio Solutions, Inc., for approximately $10.3 million, subject to certain post-closing working capital adjustments.
The price paid at closing included $5 million in cash, six million restricted shares of Incentra common stock and the issuance of an unsecured, convertible three-year note for $770,000. Based on meeting certain performance thresholds in each of the three years following closing, the sellers are eligible to receive additional consideration consisting of a combination of cash and restricted shares of Incentra common stock. The sellers have entered into a multi-year year lockup and voting agreement covering all Incentra common stock received in the transaction. Pagemill Partners, headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, advised Incentra Solutions regarding the acquisition.
Privately-held Helio, which is a premier provider of IT and secure data center solutions to mid-tier enterprises and Fortune 1000 companies, had sales of approximately $75 million for the 12 months ended June 30, 2007.
Helio will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Incentra Solutions and continue to operate from its offices in Santa Clara, San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Phoenix, AZ. The acquisition will add a staff of approximately 60 professionals and more than 350 customers to Incentra’s existing operations, and Helio president Dave Condensa will remain with the business and report directly to Incentra Solutions President and Chief Operating Officer Shawn O’Grady.
Thomas Sweeney, Chairman and CEO of Incentra Solutions commented, ”In addition to the investments we are making in organic growth, as we have previously demonstrated we will continue to seek strategic opportunities to grow through acquisition, when appropriate. Helio brings to Incentra experienced management and an excellent professional staff with a successful track record. With its large base of well established customers, it meets our strategic goal of providing significant opportunities to increase sales of our value added services including First Call and Enhanced First Call support services, professional services and our GridWorks remote monitoring and management system.”
Mr. Sweeney also said that acquiring Helio will significantly strengthen Incentra’s presence in California and Arizona. The acquisition is another important step in the Company’s strategy to rapidly grow revenues by acquiring systems integrators with existing direct sales organizations serving the enterprise market. With the addition of Helio revenue, Incentra is well positioned to enter 2008 with an annual revenue run rate of more than $200 million.
Mr. Condensa added, ”Joining Incentra Solutions is a significant move for our employees and our customer base. It not only creates attractive career opportunities for our professional staff, it adds critically important service offerings to our product line to help solve our customers’ growing data management requirements. The entire Helio organization is very excited about becoming part of Incentra for we believe this business combination positions the Company as the most complete provider of IT products and value added service solutions on the West Coast.”
Incentra Solutions, Inc. is a provider of complete IT and storage management solutions to enterprises and managed service providers in North America and Europe. Incentra’s complete solution includes managed services, professional services, hardware and software products with the Company’s First Call and Enhanced First Call support services, IT outsourcing solutions and financing options.
To learn more about Incentra Solutions, please visit: www.incentrasolutions.com.
For more information about Helio Solutions, Inc., please visit: www.heliosolutions.com.