Divestiture to Fortify OTI's Balance Sheet with $2.75 Million in New Capital
ROSH PINA, Israel, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI) (OTIV), a global provider of near field communication (NFC) and cashless payment solutions, together with its South African subsidiary, OTI Petrosmart (PTY) Limited, have entered into an agreement to divest their non-core legacy division of MediSmart to a current customer, Smart Applications International Ltd. ("SMART"). Under the terms of the transaction, SMART will acquire MediSmart for total consideration of $2.75 million in cash. The transaction is subject to customary conditions, and is expected to close in January 2019.
MediSmart is an information management and claims submission system for the medical sector. MediSmart is designed to benefit medical administrators, hospitals, clinics, medical service providers and patients. Through an integrated system, incorporating contactless smart card and biometric technologies, MediSmart offers fast and secure access to medical information, transaction generation, claims management, expenditure control and reporting.
"I am pleased to announce the sale of MediSmart to SMART, the sole user of the legacy product," said Shlomi Cohen, CEO of On Track Innovations. "The MediSmart business is a non-core, legacy business generating approximately $1.5 million in annual revenues. This divestiture will further shore up our balance sheet, providing us with additional capital to advance our aggressive growth initiatives while allowing us to remain laser focused on continued operational execution across our core business units."
On Track Innovations (OTI) is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of secure cashless payment solutions using contactless NFC technology. OTI's field-proven innovations have been deployed around the world to address cashless payment and management requirements for the Internet of Payment Things (IoPT), wearables, automated retail, and petroleum markets. OTI distributes and supports its solutions through a global network of regional offices and alliances. OTI is the proud recipient of the 2017 AI Award for Best Cashless Payment Solutions Provider – Israel. For more information, visit www.otiglobal.com.
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