Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 29, 2019 – Silverlake Axis Ltd (SAL), a leading provider of Digital Economy Solutions and Services to major organisations in Banking, Insurance, Payments, Retail and Logistics industries has announced completion of the acquisition of SIA X Infotech Group (X Infotech), a global provider of software solutions for identity documents and payment smart cards.
This acquisition brings together perfectly complementary product portfolios, business strategies and expanded geographical presence to allow both entities to better support existing customer bases and pursue new customers.
Commenting on the transaction, Dr. Raymond Kwong, SAL’s Group Managing Director, said, “Digital identity and security technologies are natural additions to our capabilities to accelerate digital enterprise transformation in areas such as customer onboarding, customer engagement, payments, fraud prevention and cyber security. In adding X Infotech to the Group, our customers will benefit from a larger portfolio of solutions to modernize traditional identity, security and access management”.
Likewise, X Infotech customers can look forward to new options with enhanced backing and resources. Vadims Teresko, Business Development Director of X Infotech, commented, “We are very enthusiastic about this strategic combination with SAL. This cooperation will definitely reveal new inspiring business opportunities and markets for us, as well as strengthen our collaboration with existing customers and partners, to whom we are now and always will remain truly loyal and dedicated.”
Following completion, the Board of Directors of SAL has appointed Mr. Jonas Lind, concurrently CEO of Silverlake Symmetri, as the new CEO of SIA X Infotech.
Noting that a trusted digital identity is the facilitator of a secure and frictionless user experience in the digital economy, Mr. Lind said, “X Infotech is well advanced in its transition from a historical, document personalisation software business, to an identity and digital security business for Government and financial institutions. Their experience of deploying nationwide trusted national identity solutions, coupled with cutting edge eKYC solutions for financial institutions, will bring a critical component and tremendous value to Silverlake’s technology coverage.”
The acquisition was completed on 25 January 2019, and SAL now owns eighty percent (80%) of the equity interest in SIA X Infotech Group. For more information, please refer to SAL website, Investor Relations. http://www.silverlakeaxis.com/investor-relations/.
About Silverlake Axis
Silverlake Axis Ltd (SAL), (www.silverlakeaxis.com) provides digital economy solutions to the Banking, Insurance, Payments, Retail and Logistics industries. Founded in 1989, SAL has an impeccable track record of successful delivery of innovative and transformative solutions to its enterprise customers and their ecosystems. The Group has more than 300 enterprise customers in over 50 countries across Asia, Middle East, Central Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Under Axis Systems Holdings Limited, SAL was listed on the SGX-SESDAQ on 12 March 2003. It was renamed Silverlake Axis Ltd in 2006 following the acquisition of SAACIS, the company that owns the Silverlake Integrated Banking Solution (SIBS) and the listing was transferred to the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange on 22 June 2011.
About SIA X Infotech Group
SIA X Infotech (www.x-infotech.com) is a global provider of software solutions for issuance and verification of electronic identity documents. The company is headquartered in Latvia with subsidiaries in Latvia (incorporated in 2006) and Kenya (incorporated in 2010) – forming SIA X Infotech Group (X Infotech). The software solutions offered by X Infotech include citizen and customer identity management, biometric enrolment, document and document holder biometric verification, document and card personalization and issuance, mobile multi-factor user authentication and payment, and Public Key Infrastructure applications. X Infotech Group has successfully implemented projects in more than 45 countries around the world including Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. The clients of X Infotech Group include governments, banks and financial institutions.
Contacts for further inquiries:
Head of Marketing & Communications, SIA X Infotech Group,