Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) (“the Company” or “Carmanah”) today announces that it has closed its previously announced transaction to acquire Vega Industries Limited (“Vega”). The purchase price is NZD $12.0 million (USD $9.0 million) subject to certain adjustments and escrow holdbacks.
Vega, with revenues of approximately NZD $7.7 million (USD $5.8 million) in its fiscal year March, 2017, will be maintained as a wholly owned subsidiary of Carmanah at its base of operations in Porirua, New Zealand. The acquired business will operationally report to Sabik Marine OY based in Porvoo, Finland. Integration plans, with a specific focus on providing marine aids-to-navigation customers comprehensive single-source solutions, are expected to be implemented over the coming months.
As of July 31, 2017, Vega’s estimated balance sheet is comprised of approximately NZD $3.5 million (USD $2.6 million) of working capital, NZD $3.6 million (USD $2.7 million) of fixed assets including land and buildings. Vega had negligible net debt on the closing date.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
Carmanah designs, develops, and distributes a portfolio of products focused on energy-optimized LED solutions for infrastructure. Since 1996, we have earned a global reputation for delivering durable, dependable, efficient, and cost-effective solutions for industrial applications that perform in some of the world’s harshest environments. We manage our business within two reportable segments: Signals and Illumination. The Signals segment serves the Airfield Ground Lighting, Aviation Obstruction, Offshore Wind, Marine, and Traffic markets. The Illumination segment provides solar-powered LED outdoor lights for municipal and commercial customers.
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