Eftel CEO steps down

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Eftel CEO steps down

Ahead of M2 takeover.

The first changes to Eftel under its new owner M2 arrived today, as CEO Scott Stavretis and four directors resigned from the company.

Eftel’s shareholders last week accepted the takeover bid, first offered in March, giving M2 a 90 percent stake in the internet service provider. M2 valued the company at $44.1 million and $0.35 per share.

Today, Larry Kestelman, Ryan O'Hare, Simon Ehrenfeld, Illario Faenza, and MD Scott Stavretis announced their resignations as directors of Eftel.

Stavretis had been in his position for two years and will leave at the end of the month.

"The Eftel board wishes to thank Scott for his significant contributions to the company in his two years as chief executive officer and managing director," the company said in a statement to the ASX. 

Chairman Stephe Wilks will remain in his position until the takeover is complete. He told iTnews last week he expected to depart around June.

He said the two companies were currently discussing how to merge the businesses, but he did not expect material change to Eftel. 

“We’re doing a bit of joint work to work out how to put the companies together. Broadly they love the business and where it has gone, I think there’ll be quite a big part of the organisation staying the same," he said last week.

M2 chairman Craig Farrow and executive director Vaughan Bowen have been named directors at Eftel. 

M2’s bid for Eftel coincided with a play for fellow ISP Dodo. It valued the latter at $203.9 million. 

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