Mumbai-based Rolta India Ltd, a leading IT solutions provider, has acquired Dubai-based public safety and emergency response company ACLS Systems, FZC, through a complete asset purchase. Rolta has not disclosed financial details of the acquisition.
The deal includes purchasing the full portfolio of ACLS System’s software technology, including source code, design documentation, intellectual property rights, as well as worldwide sales and marketing rights.
ACLS provides homeland security applications for computer-aided dispatch, mobile and emergency response needs. Its solutions are used for managing multi-agency responders including police, fire brigade and ambulance services.
Rolta focuses on computer-aided designing (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing, geo-spatial information system solutions, e-business and other related services. The company also provides automated mapping and facilities management, plant design automation and mechanical design automation solutions.
Over the past few years, the Mumbai firm has established a robust product development process and caters to segments like defence, homeland security, power, utilities, telecommunications and commercial markets. Further acquisition of enhanced technologies will help strengthen Rolta’s comprehensive solutions for ensuring public safety, emergency communication and response to situational awareness.
“Rolta’s homeland security solutions provide users with a highly configurable, security-based, situation-awareness platform, which allows security operations personnel, command and control centres, intelligence analysts and others to collaboratively interpret information and make well-informed, actionable recommendations. Our customers in this segment will benefit from this acquisition as we work to make our world more secure and safe,” said K.K. Singh, chairman and CEO of Rolta.
The Indian firm posted consolidated revenue of Rs 460.34 crore for Q3 FY11, compared to Rs 394.56 crore during Q3 FY10, growing Y-o-Y at 16.7 per cent and Q-o-Q at 4.3 per cent. Its consolidated profit after tax was Rs 84.04 crore, as against Rs 67.10 crore in Q3 FY10, growing Y-o-Y at 25.3 per cent and Q-o-Q at 7.6 per cent.