May 5, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - Noble Iron Inc. (“Noble Iron” or the “Company”) [TSXV:NIR], further to its press release dated May 1, 2017, announced that the sale of its Los Angeles, California based equipment rental operations to Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. has been completed.
The total purchase price was $46.5 million in cash, of which $1.37 million is being held in an escrow account for 180 days following closing for any adjustments to the purchase price. The transaction did not involve Noble Iron’s software subsidiary, Texada Software, or the Company’s intellectual property, trademarks, and assets held separately from Noble Iron’s LA subsidiary.
Nabil Kassam, Noble Iron’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, commented, “Sunbelt, a leading company in the industry, appreciated the value of the equipment fulfillment platform Noble Iron established in Los Angeles, and we are pleased to pass on our LA operations to a company who also embraces continuous improvement and technology. Our LA fulfillment center also served as a lab for us to develop additional software applications, such as FleetLogic and Gateway, which improve the productivity of equipment rental companies and dealerships, and equipment owners and users. Our goal at Noble Iron is to make construction easy and instant, and we look forward to scaling our software products and other services to achieve our vision. It has been an honor and a privilege to work alongside every member of Noble Iron’s LA team. Our bonds of friendship remain, and we wish everyone a meaningful journey ahead.”
The Transaction received conditional approval to close from the TSX Venture Exchange and is subject to final approval following closing.
About Noble Iron (NIR: TSX Venture Exchange)
Noble Iron is a technology company that offers software applications and services to construction and industrial equipment owners, renters and users to manage their equipment’s lifecycle.
Texada Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of Noble Iron Inc., offers cloud or client-based software applications for equipment rental companies, equipment dealerships, construction companies, general contractors, and construction or industrial equipment operators, including mechanics, and logistics and service technicians. Texada’s software applications manage the entire equipment lifecycle, including equipment purchasing; rental and sales transactions; inventory location, utilization, maintenance and depreciation tracking; used equipment sales and disposals analysis; and inventory replenishment analysis. Texada’s software products include, SRM (Systematic Rental Management), FleetLogic, Insight and GateWay. For more information, visit www.texadasoftware.com, www.getfleetlogic.com or call (800) 361-1233.
Noble Iron can be reached at 1-832-767-4424, or at www.nobleiron.com.
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