MVT expertise in LiDAR, custom cameras, sensors, and innovative surveying and geomatic methods enhances Volatus’ Drone Services Offering
Toronto, Ontario: February 01, 2022
Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (“Volatus”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MVT Geo-Solutions Inc. (“MVT”), a Quebec, Canada-based leader in geomatics innovations.
MVT’s team of geomatics scientists, engineers, and other professionals combine the technologies and knowledge necessary for the acquisition and processing of various types of data used to study Earth, its phenomena and its resources. Services include data collection, processing, and analysis to a variety of industries including civil engineering, transport, hydrography, natural resource management, forestry, and public safety. MVT had unaudited revenues of C$1.4M in 2021 including geomatics services, equipment sales and training with a net profit margin of 12%.
Key Highlights of the Transaction:
- Expands Volatus footprint in Quebec, one of the largest markets in Canada
- Increased expertise in geomatics
- Scalable relationships with some of Canada’s largest companies
- Established agreements with key equipment manufacturers can be scaled across the Volatus network
“Volatus has long seen MVT as the leader in geomatics and drone services in the Quebec market. Adding their capabilities and regional market presence is an important step for Volatus and consistent with our mission to lead consolidation in the markets we serve,” stated Glen Lynch, CEO of Volatus. “Under the continued leadership of its CEO Maude Pelletier, our objective is for MVT to propagate its expertise across Volatus and leverage our scale to expand existing customer relationships from regional to national and international.”
“Since its beginning in 2016, MVT has built strong relationships by delivering innovative geomatics services throughout Quebec and Eastern Canada,” said Maude Pelletier. “Joining Volatus provides the resources, scale and market presence to help accelerate MVT’s growth and contribute to the overall capabilities of Volatus .”
The total consideration payable in connection with the acquisition of 100% of MVT shares is $1,200,000 CAD, which will consist of: (i) $850,000 CAD paid in cash; and (ii) the balance in common shares of Volatus having a value of $350,000 CAD, calculated based on the last closing price of the Volatus common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange prior to the closing of the acquisition.
The acquisition is expected to accelerate growth through MVT’s leverage of the Volatus sales and marketing resources, North American pilot network, and Volatus’ strengths in agriculture, façade inspections, and cargo solutions. Volatus intends to leverage MVT’s geomatics capabilities, and technical strengths, particularly with respect to LiDAR, throughout its existing operations.
This transaction is subject to a number of customary conditions including TSX Venture Exchange approval and due diligence. The scheduled closing date is February 28th.
About Volatus Aerospace:
Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout Canada, the United States, and Latin America. Operating a vast pilot network, Volatus serves commercial and defense markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, and design, manufacturing, and R&D. Through its subsidiary Volatus Aviation, Volatus carries on the business of aircraft management, charter sales, and cargo services using piloted, remotely piloted, and autonomous aircraft.
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