Lexmark  International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) heeft de dubbele overname aangekondigd van het  Australische ISYS Search Software en het Amerikaanse Nolij Corporation. Beide  ondernemingen worden onderdeel van Perceptive Software, een aparte business unit  binnen Lexmark.

Lees hieronder  het volledige, Engelstalige persbericht:

Lexmark acquires ISYS Search Software and  Nolij
LEXINGTON,  Ky – Lexmark  International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) today announced the completion of two  acquisitions, Australia-based ISYS Search Software and U.S.-based Nolij  Corporation.

  • ISYS is a   global leader in high performance enterprise search and universal information   access solutions
  • Nolij is a   prominent provider of Web-based imaging, document management and workflow   solutions for the higher education market
  • Acquisitions   and return of capital to shareholders demonstrate Lexmark’s continued   execution of its capital allocation framework

Both companies  now join Perceptive Software, a stand-alone business unit within Lexmark. The  chief executive officer of ISYS, Scott Coles, and the president of Nolij, John  Collins, will report directly to Scott Coons, Perceptive Software’s president  and chief executive officer and Lexmark vice  president.

ISYS Search  Software
ISYS  enterprise search solutions deliver powerful federated search, text mining, and  mobile and embedded search capabilities across a wide range of formats,  languages and platforms – enabling organizations to leverage corporate  knowledge, reduce risk and facilitate rapid discovery of critical intelligence  for more informed decision making.

Its  class-leading Document Filters technology is the core analytics engine at the  heart of its suite of enterprise applications. Connecting with all the sources  of unstructured information that exist in the organization, Document Filters  enables users to parse, extract, analyze, load and display (in high definition)  content contained in hundreds of different file types. Today, more  than 16,000 enterprise organizations and many of the world’s leading IT vendors  use ISYS software. Vista Point Advisors acted as the exclusive financial advisor  to ISYS.

Nolij
The Nolij  software suite is a 100 percent Web-based document imaging and workflow platform  that includes innovative, native support for mobile devices and forms processing  capabilities. The suite  includes Nolij Transfer, a Web-based data integration product that enables  automated data matching and upload to student information systems, eliminating  data entry and reducing errors associated with manual processes in enrollment  services, university development and the business office. Nolij’s  innovative education solutions and strong industry expertise reinforce  Perceptive Software’s leadership position in the higher education  industry.

Both ISYS and  Nolij strengthen Lexmark’s industry-leading products, solutions and services,  broadening and deepening the company’s capabilities that enable customers to  better manage their printing and imaging infrastructure, business processes and  content.

Recent  Acquisitions Mark Continued Execution of Capital Allocation  Framework
Lexmark’s  recent acquisitions have advanced its “capture/manage/access” strategy, enabling  the company to intelligently capture content from hardcopy and electronic  documents through a range of devices including the company’s award-winning smart  multifunction products and mobile devices, while also managing and processing  content through its enterprise content management and business process  management technologies.

These  technologies, when combined with Lexmark’s managed print services capabilities,  give the company the unique ability to help customers save time and money by  managing their printing and imaging infrastructure while providing complementary  and high value, end-to-end content and process management  solutions.

An integral  part of Lexmark’s overall capital allocation framework and strategy is to pursue  acquisitions that support the strengthening and growth of the company while also  returning more than 50 percent of free cash flow to shareholders, on average,  through quarterly dividends and share repurchases.

In this  quarter, Lexmark paid a cash dividend of $0.25 per share to shareholders of  record as of March 5, 2012. Lexmark retains a strong liquidity position with a  long history of cash generation. Lexmark plans to discuss these recent  acquisitions in more detail when it announces its first quarter 2012 earnings in  April.

Supporting  Quotes
“Our recent  acquisitions enable Lexmark to offer customers a differentiated, integrated  system of solutions that are unique, cost effective, and deliver a rapid return  on investment,” said Paul Rooke, Lexmark’s chairman and chief executive officer.  “The methodical shift in our focus and investments has strengthened our managed  print services offerings and added new content and process technologies,  positioning Lexmark as a key solutions provider to businesses large and  small.”

“ISYS’s  leading search technology adds to our unique set of integrated process and  content management offerings, and will give our customers cross-platform  visibility to better manage and access the content that supports their business  processes,” said Scott Coons, Perceptive Software’s president and chief  executive officer and Lexmark vice president. “We understand our customers’ need  to access and render content, regardless of where it resides, so they can work  more efficiently and bring greater value to their customers.

“Similarly,  Nolij brings advanced system integration, unique browser based scanning and  forms processing capabilities to our education customers so they can better  serve their students,” Coons added. “Nolij’s industry expertise, enthusiastic  customer base and innovative platform greatly complement our ongoing commitment  to and leadership in the higher education industry.”

“ISYS has been  delivering easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use enterprise search technology for many  years, and we’ve always built our software through active collaboration with  customers,” said Scott Coles, chief executive officer of ISYS. “Because  Perceptive places a major emphasis on listening to the customer and consistently  delivers flexible, scalable solutions in many industries, we’re optimally suited  to operate together to bring new levels of value to  customers.”

“We’re very  pleased to join Perceptive Software, which has had great success in the higher  education industry and understands institutions’ unique process and content  management needs,” said John Collins, president of Nolij. “We look forward to  adding our strengths to Perceptive and bringing even greater value to this  market around the globe.”

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