Hansen Makes Strategic Acquisition of powercloud

February 13, 2024 – Hansen Technologies Limited (ASX: HSN), a leading global provider of software and services to the energy, water and communications industries, is pleased to announce it has completed an acquisition of 100% of the security interests of powercloud GmbH (powercloud). 

About powercloud 

Founded in 2012, powercloud is a leading provider of mission-critical billing and customer management software products serving tier 1 and 2 utility companies and regional municipalities across Germany. With currently over 300 employees, powercloud supports 65+ customers including many of the largest German utility retailers. 

Supporting customers along the whole customer lifecycle, powercloud services the B2C & B2B Retailer and Grid Operator network in Germany. powercloud’s products provide a high degree of automation, configurability, stability and scalability. powercloud’s modern, flexible, and modular cloud native billing and regulatory processes helps their customers dramatically reduce time to market and cost to serve. 

Strategic Rationale 

Sitting within Hansen’s core business of billing and customer management, the acquisition of powercloud brings a market leading German application to Hansen’s existing suite of global products. 

Hansen’s Managing Director, Andrew Hansen, has expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “Hansen recognises and applauds the visionary approach that powercloud has adopted. Under the leadership team's guidance, powercloud has developed a flexible, modern and cloud-native platform that addresses the needs of energy retailers in the German marketplace.” 

The acquisition significantly expands Hansen’s scale and scope in the utilities sector and the depth of its operational presence in one of Hansen’s key target markets Germany, and the broader DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), where Hansen already has existing tier 1 and 2 customers. 

Germany is the largest European economy and the fourth largest economy in the world and represents significant growth opportunities for Hansen and powercloud. The German government is seeking to accelerate the rollout of smart meters and has announced a proposed law that enables a large-scale smart metering rollout to start immediately before becoming mandatory from 2025 and provides a roadmap with binding deadlines to achieve an essentially full rollout by 2030. 

Over the years, powercloud has continued to make substantial investments in advancing its technology platform. Hansen's acquisition of powercloud has come at an ideal time, aligned with the ongoing evolution of the German energy marketplace. Under Hansen ownership powercloud is strongly positioned to benefit from the evolution in the German market. 

The combination of the two businesses is expected to lead to material shared benefits and revenue and cost synergies. With Hansen’s wealth of experience in the sector, and its customer focused approach to product development, the acquisition is set to deliver substantial opportunities to accelerate and optimise powercloud’s further expansion into the DACH region and beyond. 

Hansen’s Managing Director, Andrew Hansen, said, “Hansen is excited by the products and skills of the powercloud team. Hansen looks forward to welcoming powercloud as a key product suite of the Hansen Group and working with the team at powercloud and their customers to continue to deliver innovative, industry leading and flexible solutions utilising Hansen’s customer first approach to help our customers navigate the energy transition.” 

Further information on this acquisition will be provided in Hansen’s upcoming 1H24 results announcement on Wednesday 21st February. 

For further information about Hansen, please visit www.hansencx.com

About Hansen 
Hansen (ASX: HSN) is a leading global provider of software and services to the energy, water and communications industries. With its award-winning software portfolio, Hansen serves customers in over 80 countries, helping them to create, sell, and deliver new products and services, manage and analyse customer data, and control critical revenue management and customer support processes. For more information, visit www.hansencx.com  

Contacts: 
Peter Beamsley 
Head of Investor Relations 
Hansen 
peter.beamsley@hansencx.com 

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