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Ebix Acquires India’s Leading Non-Aligned Travel Technology Provider Zillious

279 Days ago

JOHNS CREEK, Ga., Feb. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, healthcare and e-learning industries today announced that one of its subsidiaries in India has acquired an 80% controlling stake in India based Zillious Solutions Private Limited. Zillious is an on-demand SaaS travel technology solution, with market leadership in the corporate travel segment in India. The Zillious Exchange processes over 8 Million travel bookings annually, which conducting Gross Merchandise value of approximately $1.4 billion per annum.

Ebix is funding the transaction in cash, using its internal cash reserves. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Ebix earnings immediately.

Ebix intends to keep Zillious as a non-aligned technology platform, that it intends to promote internationally in key markets like the Middle East, US and Asia besides further establishing it as a pure-play on-demand travel technology exchange within India. Towards that extent, Ebix has retained both the Promoter founders of Zillious – Harsh Azad and Rohit Gaddi along with all their domain intensive staff, while empowering them to continue to lead Zillious in its mission of non-aligned technology play. Accordingly, the Zillious platform will continued to be offered to the entire travel industry with a glass wall protection for the client base.

Zillious is a pure-play on-demand technology initiative to enable end-to-end technology needs of travel management companies (TMCs), travel agents and OTAs in the travel industry. The Company is a market Leader in the Indian Corporate Travel technology space, serving 7 out of top 10 TMCs. The Company prides itself on its non-aligned infrastructure play positioning in the markets enabling the functional travel solution of leading diverse competitors in the travel industry in the country. For more information, visit the Company’s website at http://www.zillious.com

End-to –End Functional Solution for Travel Industry

  • The Zillious product range is a complete end to end technology suite which encompasses its industry leading booking engine using multiple sources of fares and availability to ensure the lowest and most accurate fares, combined with comprehensive reporting and management capabilities. It provides a single window to address all the travel booking needs of the travel agency staff and business travel center staff to serve all their booking queries.
  • Zillious platform is interfaced with all the key GDS service providers globally.
  • With powerful reporting and corporate compliance, multi-channel consultant, implant and Self Booking Tool (SBT), comprehensive user management and auditing, highly sophisticated mobile booking application, multi-product booking engine etc., the Zillious platform is today seen as the most powerful travel technology platform for the Corporate sector.
  • The Company has the unique solution of offering its core travel technology platform (SBT) to corporates directly apart from the TMCs.
  • The Company recently expanded its operations in Middle East and has already successfully on-boarded three large travel accounts in Middle East.

Ebix Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Robin Raina said, “Ebix has a successful track history of two decades in terms of providing non-aligned technology solutions, with Ebix bullet proofing its clients from data privacy or data sharing or any alignment concerns. We have been in the business of setting up technology airports to power transactions, without taking any sides for decades now. Thus, this acquisition was a natural one for us as it allowed us to do the same in India’s fast-growing travel industry.”

About Ebix, Inc.

With 50+ offices across 5 continents, Ebix, Inc., (NASDAQ: EBIX) endeavors to provide On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial, healthcare and e-learning industries. In the Insurance sector, the Company’s main focus is to develop and deploy a wide variety of insurance and reinsurance exchanges on an on-demand basis, while also, providing Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") enterprise solutions in the area of CRM, front-end & back-end systems, outsourced administrative and risk compliance, across the world.

With a "Phygital” strategy that combines 320,000 physical distribution outlets in many Southeast Asian Nations (“ASEAN”) countries, to an Omni-channel online digital platform, the Company’s EbixCash Financial exchange portfolio encompasses leadership in areas of domestic & international money remittance, Forex, travel, pre-paid & gift cards, utility payments, lending, wealth management etc., in an emerging country like India. The Company’s Forex Exchange has a dominant market share of India’s airport Foreign Exchange business encompassing 32 international airports like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata International airports, while conducting over $4.8 Billion in GMV per annum. EbixCash’s inward remittance business in India conducts GMV of approx. $5 billion annually, while having an undisputed leadership position in the Indian markets. EbixCash, through its travel portfolio of Via and Mercury, is also one of Southeast Asia’s leading travel exchanges with over 2,200+ employees, 212,450+ agent network, 25 branches and 9800+ corporate clients; processing an estimated $2.5 Billion in GMV annually.

Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs thousands of domain-specific technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.ebix.com

CONTACT:

Darren Joseph or Gautam Sharma
678 -281-2027 or IR@ebix.com

David Collins or Chris Eddy
Catalyst Global - 212-924-9800 or ebix@catalyst-ir.com

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