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Descartes Buys XPS Technologies

June 6, 2022

Descartes Systems has acquired XPS Technologies (XPS), a leading provider of ecommerce multi-carrier parcel shipping solutions.

XPS provides its cloud-based multi-carrier parcel shipping solutions directly to small-, medium- and large-sized ecommerce shippers. It also provides a white-label shipping platform to logistics services providers. The XPS platform helps customers streamline their ecommerce supply chain and reduce transportation costs by automatically importing orders, comparing carrier rates, printing shipping labels for all major carriers, and tracking through final delivery. The XPS platform is even more powerful with its integrations to leading ecommerce marketplaces, ERP providers and supply chain platforms.

“We remain committed to serving the ecommerce market and we believe that scale matters. Combining with XPS adds ecommerce domain expertise, advanced parcel shipping technology and a community of more than 10,000 customers,” said Andrew Roszko, EVP Commercial Operations at Descartes. “Many of today’s small and medium ecommerce retailers will be the major enterprises of tomorrow, and our integrated ecommerce shipping and fulfilment solutions are designed to help these businesses through all phases of growth.”

“XPS complements our significant recent investments in the ecommerce fulfilment and shipping space,” said Edward J. Ryan, Descartes’ CEO. “We welcome the XPS customers, employees and partners to the Descartes community and, together, look forward to helping the community manage the full lifecycle of domestic and international ecommerce shipments.”

XPS is headquartered in Utah. Descartes acquired XPS for up-front consideration of approximately $USD 65.0 million satisfied with cash on hand, plus potential performance-based consideration. The maximum amount payable under the all-cash performance-based earn-out is $USD 75.0 million, based on XPS achieving revenue-based targets in each of the first two years post-acquisition. Any earn-out is expected to be paid in fiscal 2024 and fiscal 2025.

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