Larus Corporation, a closely held company based in San Jose , California develops and manufactures network synchronization and timing products used to synchronize private and public communications networks .
Emrise Corporation, formerly known as Microtel International, Inc., is a publicly traded company headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga , California with annual revenues of approximately US$50 million. It is a multinational manufacturer of defense and aerospace electronic components and subsystems and communication equipment . The acquisition of Larus Corporation expands its activities in specialized products for the telecommunications industry and affords it a US sales channel for its European developed networking products.
OEM Capital was asked to assist Emrise Corporation in its merger and acquisition program. The company believed that, to maximize shareholder value, it was strategically important that it undertake an aggressive acquisition program that would complement its established businesses.
OEM Capital worked closely with management to identify, evaluate and approach suitable acquisition candidates that could be a strategic complement to its network access business and then help structure the transaction and assist in negotiations with the selling shareholders. A key aspect of the program was to secure acquisitions that would not be dilutive to Emrise Corporation’s shareholders and not require a substantial cash payment at closing.
Our success with Emrise Corporation illustrates that , whether a business is healthy, under performing or distressed, superior valuations can be realized for the selling shareholders by a well-executed approach to a sale or divestiture by merger and acquisition professionals who are knowledgeable about the industry and the intentions of its participants.