Big picture - Why invest in Zamano Plc
Zamano Plc Snapshot
Zamano was founded in 2000 and finalised its first deal with Irish mobile network operators in 2001 before making similar arrangements with operators in the UK and the Netherlands later that year.
In 2002, Zamano merged with M-iSphere and secured additional funding from the Powerscourt Venture Capital. The acquisition of Avoca (UK) was made to offer value-added services in the UK market. The results of these actions resulted in a 200% growth in revenues in 2003.
Zamano acquired Enabletel and became profitable in 2003, recording an 81% growth rate between 2003-5 with high levels of profitability.
In 2006, Zamano entered the Australian market and completed a flotation on the AIM (Alternative Investment Market). This was followed with flotation on IEX (Irish Enterprise Exchange) in early 2007.
Further developments in 2007 saw the acquisition of Eirborne text promotions and a reverse takeover of Red Circle Technologies. Subsequently Zamano entered the Spanish market and recorded profitable growth in the US market.
The company moved into B2B and D2C and launched its first iPhone applications in 2009. In 2010, Zamano began a video goals service in association with Irish sports broadcaster Setanta Sports.
Recent News - Well known UK investor buys into Irish mobile firm Zamano - to read the article click here
SMS messaging through zamano is the most adaptable, efficient and cost-effective means of mass communication. Use us to increase your customer engagement and loyalty. Our custom built, cloud based SMSC (Short Message Service Centre) enables broadcast messaging, interactive communications and mobile publishing through our application suite. We offer dedicated account management, competitive pricing and expert advice based on our 14 years experience in SMS.
Easy to Connect
Our SMS Messaging Gateway can be used directly from your own application through our API. The platform supports both A2P (Application to Person) and two-way SMS messaging which are all enabled through an SMPP or HTTP Get API. Our Dublin based support team will help you in your messaging service deployment and are there to support your business 24/7.
We are a tier one SMS aggregator with direct connections to all mobile network operators in Ireland and the UK giving us delivery quality on par with peer to peer messaging. Our aggregation partnerships give us the ability to deliver messaging worldwide and reach 94% of worldwide phones.
John Rockett, Chairman
John is a Chartered Accountant with extensive business experience obtained throughout his career. Prior to his current role as an independent financial consultant he was Head of AIB Private Banking between 1995 and 2008.
Ross Conlon, Chief Executive Officer
Ross held a number of senior roles in zamano since joining the Group in 2007. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, Enterprise & Computing from DCU and brings a wealth of technical, regulatory, operational and industry experience to the Group.
Pat Landy, Non-Executive Director
A well known Irish Corporate Finance adviser, Pat joined the Board of zamano in March 2011. He was previously Corporate Finance Director with Merrion Capital and NCB Group and currently acts as a consultant to a number of corporate and investment management entities.
Colin Tucker, Non-Executive Director
Colin was Deputy Chairman of Hutchison 3G Europe between 2003 and 2007. He was a founding main board director of Orange plc and Managing Director of Hutchison 3G UK (trading as 3) between 2000 and 2003. He is a non-executive director of FTSE-listed technology company Monitise plc.
Peter Furlong, Non-Executive Director
Peter is an experienced investor and is currently a Director with Pageant Holdings, zamano’s largest shareholder, prior to which he held roles as a Debt/Equity proprietary trader at RBS and Morgan Stanley between 2002 and 2007.
Major Shareholders Information (at 21 October 2015)
Shareholder Name Amount % Holding
Pageant Holdings Limited 28,771,982 28.93%
Aurum Nominees Limited 14,639,664 14.72%
Ulster Bank Diageo Venture Fund 13,888,889 13.97%
Grillon Holdings Limited 9,085,928 9.14%
Magizano Investments Limited 6,249,999 6.28%
Pershing Nominees Limited 4,951,557 4.98%
Davycrest Nominees 4,104,296 4.13%
Director Name Amount % Holding
John Rockett 300,000 0.30%
Colin Tucker 83,333 0.08%
Ross Conlon 7,980 0.01%
At 21 October 2015, the % of zamano shares not in public hands was 47.96%
23 Shelbourne Road,
Nominated Adviser – AIM:
Cenkos Securities plc
6,7,8 Tokenhouse Yard
London EC2R 6AS
Nominated Adviser – IEX:
The Harcourt Building,
Solicitors to the Company:
Eversheds O’Donnell Sweeney
1 Earlsfort Terrace
1 Stokes Place
St Stephen’s Green
Capita Corporate Registrars plc
Unit 5, Manor Street Business Park
Financial Public Relations
56 Fitzwilliam Square,