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- 17 December 2021 16:05
Way2VAT signs global sports and entertainment powerhouse Endeavor Group
Locally listed Way2VAT (ASX:W2V), a global leader in automated VAT/GST claim and return solutions in over in 40 countries and in over 20 languages, has signed a new deal with US-based global sports and entertainment company, Endeavor Group Holdings (NYSE:EDR), for the use of Way2VAT’s VAT/GST claim and return solution globally.
All Endeavor Group brands and companies and will immediately implement Way2VAT’s claim and returns solution through its staff operating in all its entities globally across sports, entertainment and fashion, specialising in talent representation and management, brand strategy, activation and licensing, media sales and distribution, and event management. Endeavor manages brands including IMG (International Management Group), UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and WME, the world’s longest running talent management group that has managed Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and Oprah Winfrey.
The signing of Endeavor Group enhances Way2VAT’s reputation as a leading provider of automated VAT/GST claim and return providers for the enterprise market in the United States. Endeavor Group will be a top-10 client for Way2VAT.
The deal allows Endeavor Group to automate its current VAT processes and integrate the solution with its expense management system, SAP Concur, providing a solution that maximises operational efficiency and offers full compliance through Way2VAT’s transparent reporting dashboard.
Way2VAT will originate its revenue through a multi-year contract with Endeavor Group based on each successful VAT and GST reclaim transaction that it processes through the W2V Platform, which can process a large volume of reclaims without substantially increasing the cost of processing.
Way2VAT CEO and Founder, Amos Simantov, said “Signing another new major corporate client is a significant milestone for us as we seek to expand our presence in the United States in the enterprise market. The deal will allow Endeavor Group to validate smaller invoices and automate the entire process for the first time. W2V will provide an end-to-end solution that will increase the Endeavour Group’s efficiency and compliance, whilst maximising its VAT returns – and retrospectively process UK-based invoices and claims from the last four years.
“The deal demonstrates the return of travel to the US as the number of travel bans on countries are reduced and borders begin to open again allowing for a rapid increase in business and leisure travel. Doing so provides Way2VAT with an opportunity to target multinational companies with offices in multiple countries who are revisiting their current VAT/GST processes to upgrade to a more efficient solution.
“The deal strengthens our position in the market as a leader in the global shift to digital taxation models and systems. We will continue to invest in our sales team and processes to make the most of the opportunity as business and leisure travel begins its return to pre-COVID levels.”