Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) (“the Company” or “Carmanah”) today announces that it completed the acquisition of the EKTA marine aids to navigation assets from Cybernetica AS of Estonia (“Cybernetica”). The company had previously announced its intention to acquire the EKTA branded products and contracts on November 29th, 2016.
“The acquisition accomplishes two important steps in our growth strategy,” said John Simmons, Carmanah CEO. “The ETKA products will strengthen our worldwide product portfolio and allow us to provide more comprehensive single-source solutions for our marine customers. At the same time, the assignment of Cybernetica’s sales contracts adds to our overall market share and our position as the dominant provider in Europe.”
Under the terms of the agreement the purchase price will be €1.35 million and will be paid by way of €1 million in cash on closing and €0.35 million on the first anniversary of closing.
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 three reportable segments: Signals, Illumination, and Power. 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. The Power segment serves both On-Grid and Off-Grid verticals.
About Cybernetica AS
Cybernetica is an R&D intensive ICT company that researches, develops and manufactures mission-critical systems, light signalling and telematics products, maritime surveillance and radio communications systems. Cybernetica has been an active counterpart in developing critical e-Government systems, such as the Estonian X-Road, i-Voting, e-Customs and others. Cybernetica’s integrated management system is certified per the standards ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004.
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