Contakt World closes acquisition, with over 1,000+ paying customers including Atlanta County Public Schools
HealthCheck delivers a powerful health screening tool to assess Covid-19 symptoms quickly and easily via the HealthCheck app
HealthCheck is cash flow-positive, with US$1.23m1 in revenue for trailing 12 months
App reflects a valuable addition to Contakt World's (CSE: HELP) SaaS portfolio, a potential vehicle for integrating vaccine passports, and a system to fight future health threats beyond Covid-19
HealthCheck app is another potential tool to collect de-identified data surrounding Covid-19 for Health Equity Tracker
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - August 12, 2021) - Contakt World Technologies Corp. (CSE: HELP) (OTC: TLOOF) (FSE: B2I0) (the "Company" or "Contakt World"), a SaaS company committed to improving health equity and disease management while solving sector specific business challenges, today announced it has acquired (the "Acquisition") Stratum Health Solutions, LLC ("Stratum"), which operates HealthCheck by Stratum™ ("HealthCheck"), an encrypted wellness tracking and analytics tool with 1,000+ current customers. Contakt World acquired Stratum from RTAE Holdings LLC ("RTAE").
HealthCheck is a secure, cloud-based platform that allows organizations of all sizes to track and evaluate employee and student health and Covid-19 related symptoms in real-time through an app. Following strict data privacy laws, HealthCheck's intuitive digital portal enables users to participate in a health self-assessment based on CDC guidelines, where they answer a series of health-based questions at any point in the day, better preparing for current Covid-19 and future health outbreaks while protecting the overall health of the organization against Covid-19 and other threats.
HealthCheck is used by a variety of customers including schools, hospitals, fire stations, financial institutions, and small businesses. HealthCheck has 1,000+ customers, including over 50,000 users within Atlanta Public Schools across 91 learning sites. Contakt World hopes to rapidly scale the consumption of HealthCheck services through its partner network, including the National Association of County and City Health Officials and Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine.
HealthCheck generated US$1.23M in revenue over the last 12 months with US$0.44M in net income during the same period2. A 20% increase in revenue was observed between the last 6 months and the previous 6-month period.
"With HealthCheck's daily health check-ins, when people show symptoms for Covid-19, the participating organization immediately receives alerts and access to their user's unique health dashboard," said Justin Beck, Chief Visionary Officer of Contakt World. "The technology is a valuable addition to our product and service portfolio, anchored by Smart Health RM. We believe HealthCheck will serve as an excellent sales channel for Contakt World's other solutions, given HealthCheck's existing 1,000+ customers, and the app provides a potential avenue for Contakt World to incorporate vaccine passports in our product suite."
"With schools opening again and the delta variant making clear that we may face Covid-19 and viruses like the flu for the foreseeable future, it's clear that organizations of all sizes will need ways to conduct symptoms checks, testing, waivers and more to reduce risks. We view HealthCheck as a way to solve the most pressing public health challenge of today in Covid-19, and to prepare for unpredictable threats tomorrow might bring," concluded Beck.
Ryan Trimberger, Stratum Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer added, "Contakt World's global technology platform attracted us as an ideal venue to offer HealthCheck. We were led to create HealthCheck in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic and the urgent need for organizations to make informed safety and operational decisions to keep people healthy, leveraging our expertise in cloud-based technology. Through this acquisition, we're now shareholders in Contakt World, and believe their team is well positioned to leverage and scale HealthCheck to global prominence through their relationships in public health and healthcare."
In connection with the Acquisition, Contakt World issued to RTAE (i) 3,523,933 Class A Subordinate Voting Shares (each, a "Contakt Share"), for deemed consideration of $1.325M USD at a deemed issue price of C$0.47 CAD per Contakt Share and (ii) a convertible note (the "Note") for $4.155M USD. The Note bears interest at 3.5% and is convertible at the Company's or RTAE's option after 6-months into Contakt Shares at a conversion price equal to a 20% discount to the 20-day volume-weighted average closing price of the Contakt Shares, subject to a minimum conversion price of C$0.65 CAD. Assuming conversion, RTAE can only liquidate up to 1/6 the value of the Note in each 30-day period. The Note is secured against the membership interests of Stratum and the source code for HealthCheck now held by Contakt World. Pursuant to the Acquisition, RTAE is also eligible to receive earn-out payments at 12 months and 24 months, respectively, according to certain revenue milestones set forth in the agreement respecting the Acquisition. Objective, Investment Banking & Valuation served as the buy-side M&A advisor to Contakt throughout this transaction.
About Contakt World
Contakt World (CSE: HELP) is a technology company developing and delivering SaaS solutions for the public and private sectors. The company integrates data collection and management, communications, advertising, and IOT devices - providing customers with a scalable ecosystem that makes sense of people, place, time, and space for the emerging "phygital" (blending physical and digital) world. Contakt World is committed to improving health equity and disease management while solving sector-specific business challenges. For more information, please visit https://contakt.world/.
About Stratum Technology
Prior to its acquisition by Contakt World, HealthCheck was a subsidiary of Stratum Technology. Stratum Technology is a trusted advisor and operator to enterprise leaders across the Fortune 500, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Public Sectors. Its team is focused on providing white glove service across the entire cloud journey for GCP, AWS, Azure and Hybrid environments, specializing in Cloud advisory, services and support across Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud platforms. A technology thought leader across several industries, Stratum helps its customers meet the business, financial and technical challenges associated with Cloud and Digital Transformation effort. For more information, visit www.stratumtechnology.com.
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1 Based on management prepared (unaudited) financial information.
2 Based on management prepared (unaudited) financial information.
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