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Ideagen confident following rise in revenue and new acquisitions

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Ideagen, a leading supplier of information management software to highly regulated industries, has announced a significant revenue increase in its interim results following the integration of two acquisitions.

In the six months to 31stOctober, 2016, the Nottingham-based company grew revenues by 22% to £12.2 million, including 16% underlying organic growth.

The acquisition and subsequent integration of two businesses, Covalent Software and Logen, brought healthy recurring revenues, fresh IP and an addition of over 200 customers to the Group.

There was also significant progress within the company’s cloud business, with 37 new SaaS customer wins including seven for the cloud-based GRC software, Ideagen Coruson.

Ideagen’s CEO, David Hornsby (pictured), said: "We are delighted to report on another strong performance from the Group across all of our vertical markets during the first half of the year.

“As well as recording significant organic growth and a further increase in revenues, the Group has successfully acquired and integrated two companies in the period which marks a return to our strategy of acquiring businesses with strong IP and recurring revenues. In addition, we have achieved strong momentum within our SaaS based business which has helped increase recurring revenues and supports the Group's medium term strategy to transition from a predominantly perpetual to a predominantly SaaS based licence model.”

Mr Hornsby added: “Current trading is robust and remains in line with both market and management expectations. As such, long term prospects for the Group remain positive and we are confident in the outlook for the rest of the year.”

Ideagen’s new Coruson customers in the period include Air Transat, Telefonica and Johnson Matthey. The company also confirmed a further 59 wins including KLM, Medway NHS Foundation Trust and Sabic Kemya and significant contract extensions with Babcock, BDO, Imperial Tobacco and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Ideagen also announced additions to the company’s Board of Directors. Barnaby Kent, the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Ben Dorks, Ideagen’s Chief Customer Officer (CCO) take their place on the Board with immediate effect.

Mr Hornsby added: "I recognised Ben and Barney's talents in 2010 when I first started assessing Plumtree Group Ltd as an acquisition target. Since Ideagen acquired Plumtree in 2013 both Ben and Barney have taken on increasing levels of responsibility, consistently met challenging business objectives and have developed as strong business leaders. Ben and Barney have been fundamental to the successful execution of the Group's growth strategy and it is now important that they are fully able to contribute at board level."

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