Tagmaster acquires radar division of Image Sensing Systems


ITS giant TagMaster has signed an agreement, via its US subsidiary Sensys Networks, to acquire the radar division of Image Sensing Systems (ISS), for US$4.8m on a debt and cash-free basis

ISS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Autoscope Technologies Corporation (OTCQX: AATC) and a leading provider of video and radar vehicle detection and traffic data solutions for ITS.

TagMaster will acquire the RTMS radar products division from ISS, which offers a family of highly accurate radar-based vehicle detection and traffic data solutions. The introduction of the RTMS Echo and RTMS Echo+Camera products, more than two years ago, has established the ISS radar division as the performance leader for radar-based traffic data solutions in the US and internationally.

Sensys Networks has over the past 20 years established itself as the accuracy leader for vehicle detection and traffic data solutions. With this acquisition, Sensys Networks will further strengthen that position by augmenting its industry leading family of in-ground sensing solutions with a suite of high-performance radar-based above-ground sensors and will be better positioned to address the growing demand for multi-sensor solutions.

”We are very excited about this important step in our growth strategy, as ISS radar products make us stronger in the US ITS market,” says Jonas Svensson, CEO, TagMaster. “The acquisition also adds solid competence in sales in important states around the US and we gain access to new partners who currently sell ISS radar products and enable us to offer our existing distributors a wider product range. That, in combination with the expertise that already exists at Sensys Networks and TagMaster, provides us with excellent opportunities for growth in both the American and European markets.”

TagMaster Group’s proforma revenue in 2022 including the new unit will be approximately SEK 400 million with an adjusted EBITDA of SEK 25 million. With the planned integration savings, the EBITDA for the acquired radar division is expected to be positive immediately following the acquisition.

The acquisition is a cash transaction and is financed through a combination of new debt facilities and cash. Approximately US$3.5 million is secured in a new loan. The purchase price will be paid in full at the closing of the deal. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter 2023.

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