Absolute Announces Sale of Absolute Manage and Absolute Service
Vancouver, Canada: September 21, 2015 – Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and data risk management solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) with HEAT Software for the sale of the assets and operations related to Absolute Manage® and Absolute Service, its computer lifecycle management and IT service management businesses.
The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of normal closing conditions and is expected to close in early October, 2015. Financial terms of the transaction will be determined based on an adjustment mechanism that will be finalized at the time of closing.
After the transaction closes, Absolute will work closely with HEAT Software to ensure a smooth transition and uninterrupted service to existing Absolute Manage and Absolute Service customers.
“We are pleased with the terms of this agreement and are incredibly excited for the future of our business,” said Geoff Haydon, chief executive officer, Absolute. “This divestiture enables us to singularly focus on our core information security business. With the ability to focus resources and investments on our adaptive endpoint security solutions, we are favorably positioned to accelerate our technology roadmap, extend our unique persistence platform, and strengthen our market leadership in this important segment globally.”
“Importantly, this agreement delivers on a key objective of ensuring our customers would be fully supported once the divestiture transaction was completed,” added Mr. Haydon. “HEAT Software is committed to the ongoing support of the technology and in the customers who have made investments in Absolute Manage and Absolute Service.”
“Absolute Manage and Absolute Service are a natural fit within the Service and Endpoint Management solutions offered by HEAT Software,” said Jonathan Temple, president and chief executive officer, HEAT Software. “We are committed to invest in and grow these offerings, but most importantly we are excited in welcoming and supporting the Absolute Manage and Absolute Service customers so that we can ensure a seamless transition.”
About HEAT Software
HEAT Software is a leading provider of Hybrid Service Management and Unified Endpoint Management software solutions for organizations of all sizes. With its suite of applications, HEAT Software is the only company in the world that provides, from a single platform, Service Management and Unified Endpoint Management software on-premise and in the cloud. HEAT manages millions of service interactions and millions of endpoints every day for thousands of leading organizations across IT, HR, Facilities, Finance, Customer Service and other enterprise functions. Its customers deliver world-class service while maximizing operational efficiencies with reduced cost and complexity. For more information, visit www.HEATSoftware.com.
Absolute empowers more than 12,000 customers worldwide to protect devices, data, applications, and users against theft or attack — both on and off the corporate network. With the industry’s only tamper-proof endpoint visibility and control solution, Absolute allows IT organizations to enforce asset management, security hygiene, and data compliance for today’s remote digital workforces. Absolute’s patented Persistence®technology is embedded in the firmware of Dell, HP, Lenovo, and 22 other leading manufacturers’ devices for vendor-agnostic coverage, tamper-proof resilience, and ease of deployment. See how it works atwww.absolute.comand follow us at@absolutecorp.