Over the Wire acquires Digital Sense for $27M

Over the Wire acquires Digital Sense for $27M

$21.6M in cash and $5.4M in Over the Wire shares

Credit: Dreamstime

Publicly-listed IT and telco services provider Over the Wire is set to acquire all of the shares of cloud hosting company Digital Sense in a deal worth $27 million in total.

Headquartered in Brisbane, Digital Sense employs approximately 40 staff and provides customisable and scalable cloud offerings to enterprise and government customers.

The purchase price consists of $21.6 million in cash and $5.4 million in Over the Wire shares priced at $3.64 per share, with the cash component sourced from an institutional placement of $20 million, priced at $4 per share, and existing cash.

According to a statement lodged with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), the deal represents a valuation of five times Digital Sense’s historical FY20 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA), which was $5.4 million for the 12 month period to 30 June 2020.

By acquiring the cloud hosting company, Over the Wire sees itself accelerating its growth and capability in cloud solutions and taking Digital Sense’s offering to the whole of Australia through the provider's existing national network.

It expects the deal to provide more solution capability in infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), desktop-as-a-service (DaaS), storage-as-a-service (STaaS) and data-protection-as-a-service (DPaaS).

Additionally, the acquisition presents cross-sell opportunities with extensive cloud offerings to existing Over the Wire customers, as well as cross sell opportunities of Over the Wire solutions to Digital Sense customers, according to the provider.

Michael Omeros, Over the Wire managing director, said the cloud solutions industry is expected to benefit from digital transformation initiatives, with Digital Sense positioned to capitalise on the industry’s strong growth outlook.

“We are very excited to welcome such a talented and specialised team  to the Over the Wire group,” he said. 

The completion of the acquisition is expected to take place on 30 October, and comes over a month after Over the Wire reported a 50 per cent year-on-year decline in net profit after tax (NPAT) for the year ending June 30 due to a previous acquisition.

It also comes after it acquired J2 Global for $36 million in August.

Follow Us

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags digital senseOver the Wire

Brand Post

Channel Roadmap

The Channel Roadmap is a bespoke content hub housing strategic priorities from technology vendors for 2022 and beyond, partners can find the guidance on the key technologies and markets to pursue, to help build a blueprint for future success.

Show Comments