AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG to apply for listing on the Vienna and Athens Stock Exchanges and merge with INFORM P. LYKOS HOLDINGS S.A.
AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG (“ACAG”), an Austrian Group with an international presence and one of the leading providers of Secure Digital Technology Solutions in Europe, announces that it will apply for listing on the Vienna and Athens Stock Exchanges and merge through a cross border transaction with its 70.79% subsidiary INFORM P. LYKOS HOLDINGS S.A. (“INFORM LYKOS”), a company listed on the Athens Stock Exchange (Bloomberg code LYK:GA, Reuters code LYKr.AT). Subject to approval by the relevant competent authorities and shareholders’ general meetings of both companies, ACAG will absorb INFORM LYKOS and will be listed on the Vienna and Athens Stock Exchanges. This process is expected to be completed by the end of March 2023.
ACAG and its subsidiaries, including AUSTRIA CARD GmbH, INFORM LYKOS and TAG SYSTEMS, provide Secure Digital Technology Solutions and Secure End Products & Services, in two broad categories:
Secure Digital Technology Solutions, such as Hardware Embedded Security (Internationally Certified Chip Platforms), high added value Payment Solutions, Authentication, Data Capture, Data Mining, Process Automation, AI, Digitalisation Solutions, IoT platforms, etc.
Secure End Products and Services, such as Banking Smart Cards & Associated Services, Secure Smart Cards for Identification, Health, Driving, Transportation, Billing / Statements, Secure Ballots, Secure Medicine and Alcohol Labels, Electronic Book Publishing and many others, representing a combination of our Secure Digital Technology Solutions, with cutting edge Secure End Products and Services, either in physical or in digital forms.
In 2021, ACAG, on a consolidated basis, had €178.0m revenues and €26.8m EBITDA, while in the first half of 2022 revenue reached €137.1m (69% year-on-year increase) and adjusted EBITDA €19.8m (137% year-on-year increase).
The merger is expected to contribute to an improved group profile with increased geographical and product reach, broader cross selling opportunities and increased economies of scale. The more than 1,400 people employed within the Group today, will benefit from an international, closer knit working environment, which will stimulate knowledge, enhance experience sharing, provide international development opportunities and accelerate group-wide adoption of best practices.