As of 1 April 2009, Adcheck Mobile will have successfully acquired Mint Net, a Simeka BSG company, through a share swap agreement and will effectively trade as Mint going forward.
The newly amalgamated company will also have an increased Level 2 BEE status, due to the 50% shareholding Simeka BSG will have in Mint as a result of this agreement.
“As service providers, Mint Net and Adcheck Mobile have achieved great success individually, yet complementary areas exist as a whole. As a result, this acquisition gives us an opportunity to bring a new comprehensive set of industry solutions to the market as a single entity,” says David Woolnough, MD of Mint.
“This acquisition will be positive for all clients, as one of our major priorities is evolution through practical innovation, rather than revolution. As a partner to our clients we will offer integrated solutions, which will enable core back end business processes like finance, distribution, manufacturing, sales, marketing and service.
"This integration extends into the mobile field and sales forces of our clients through industry mobile solutions while supporting all of the above with specific governance focus areas. Our commitment is to service delivery and the client experience while driving accuracy and efficiency for our clients,” adds Woolnough.
The new company business entity under David Woolnough as managing director will also include new business director, Peter Stock, and Carel du Toit as director of solution delivery. Mint will serve clients in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, FMCG, financial services and public sector, which will all be supported by extensive industry specific product development.
Being a Gold Certified partner Mint has competencies in Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Dynamics CRM, Mobility, Software Development and Integration, using technologies like C#, Silver Light, BizTalk, SharePoint, Dynamics GP, Dynamics AX, Windows Mobile, K2 and Global360.
“This acquisition has created a highly skilled team with unique experience, which will provide a stronger presence in the local marketplace and expand quickly into Africa and the Middle East. The great news for our clients is that we now offer a far more integrated approach to resolving their pain points, by using some of the most experienced Microsoft skills in today’s marketplace,” says Woolnough.
Following the acquisition, Mint headquarters will be based in Bruma, Johannesburg, with a staff compliment of over 100 employees, serving customers nationwide, Africa and Middle East.
According to Woolnough: “The formation of Mint is an exceptional achievement for us. Not only can we now demonstrate our commitment to empowerment through our partnership with Simeka Business Group, but this acquisition creates an organization that has a unique solution set, unique people and a unique way of delivering our solutions to our clients.”
“There is no doubt today that a clear way companies can improve efficiency, and reduce costs is by deploying well-integrated solutions – this new entity is able to deliver high-value end-to-end visibility and control, giving customers exactly what they need today and well into the future.”