SL Information Berhad (SL Info), which would be listed on the LEAP Market of Bursa Malaysia on 21st May 2018, aims to expand its range of products and services to capitalise on Malaysia’s growing enterprise information technology (IT) market as more companies seek greater productivity and operational efficiencies.
The company is today a leading Malaysian end-to-end enterprise business solution provider involved in the provision of a wide and complementary range of solutions comprising IT Infrastructure technology, enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions and value-added enterprise software solutions.
SL Info is helmed by Managing Director Soon Seng Teck. He is ably assisted by Group General Manager Jimmy Lim Chin Kiew and Executive Director Sim Boon Ker (B K Sim).
Pursuant to its listing, the company would be issuing 10.5 million shares representing approximately 8.3% of its enlarged issued share capital at RM0.18 per Issue Share to sophisticated investors. The purpose of its listing, which would be raising close to RM1.9 million, is to:
(1) Enhance the corporate profile of the company
(2) Enable the company to tap the capital markets to fund the future expansion of its operations
(3) Provide sophisticated investors comprising of employees, business associates and those who have contributed to the success of the company as well as members of the public, with an opportunity to participate in the equity of the company, while
(4) Also establishing liquidity for its shares.
SL Info have successfully spearheaded market development in Malaysia for the following solutions:
- IBM’s enterprise IT infrastructure solution for more than two decades.
- PRONTO’s integrated enterprise management solution for over 18 years.
- Infor’s integrated enterprise management solution for the last decade and a half.
- IBM’s enterprise business performance management solution since 2000.
- OpenText StreamServe’s effective business document management solution for 10 years.
“Our track record, therefore, speaks volumes of our technical expertise and degree of professionalism,” said B K Sim (pic), adding that its customers include established names such as Astino Berhad, Tokio Marine Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad and UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd.
“We know our customers’ business and demands and serve to provide them with innovative solutions and thought leadership that deliver or can deliver tangible business values for their business,” he added.
“We are focused and committed in building a viable business organization, backed by experienced professionals, to deliver value to our customers and principals. Today we are proud to be serving more than 200 companies in Malaysia and their subsidiaries overseas. Over the years, we have been recognised by our industry peers with their awards and testimonials.”
For its financial year ended 31 December 2017, SL Info posted profit before taxation of RM5.54 million on the back of RM35.74 million in revenue. This was a marked improvement from 2016 when the company posted RM3.12 million in profit before taxation on the back of RM31.34 million revenue.
Moving forward, the company expects to derive higher contribution from its ERP solutions following successful marketing and promotional campaigns to create awareness of its MountainTop and other value-added enterprise software solutions.
“Malaysia’s forecast growth of the IT infrastructure technology solution industry will be driven by growth in digital data volume, technological evolution to include big data, IoT (“Internet of Things”) and artificial intelligence as well as continuous growth in number of new enterprises in Malaysia,” said B K Sim
“For a 25-year-old company that continues to grow, the decision to go public is indeed an exciting development for us. It is the opening of a new chapter that starts us on our next growth trajectory,” said B K Sim, adding that, besides organic growth, the company will also be exploring mergers and acquisitions to further accelerate growth.
“Today, we are overwhelmed by the strong support and interest we have received for our forthcoming listing. This gives us the best possible start as a newly listed entity – a firm indication of the faith and confidence our investors have placed in us which will definitely spur us on to grow our business and scale to greater heights post-listing,” said B K Sim.
“With wide-spread support from the investing community, we are confident that SL Info is well positioned to continue enhancing our reputation as one of Malaysia’s leading end-to-end solutions provider in Malaysia.”