SphereOptics

SphereOptics

SphereOptics

OEM Capital assisted Halma plc in its acquisition of SphereOptics, LLC. This is the fourth acquisition in the optical and photonics industries that we have helped Halma complete. Previously, we assisted in the acquisitions of Ocean Optics, Labsphere, and Oerlikon Optics.

As a result of our involvement, Halma was able to conclude transactions where there is strong synergy with existing operations and where acquisitions are expected to be accretive to earnings.

SphereOptics, LLC, located in Concord, New Hampshire, produces and sells precision radiometric and photometric products for the aerospace, automotive, imaging, laser diode, LED, lighting, and optics industries.

Halma plc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, production, and marketing of hazard detection and life protection products. It operates in three segments: Infrastructure Sensors, Health and Analysis, and Industrial Safety. The Company is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

OEM Capital is a specialty investment banking firm offering corporate finance advisory services to both public and private electronics, communications, software, and information technology companies. Services offered include strategic advisory, mergers and acquisitions advisory, private placements of debt and equity, PIPEs, recapitalizations and restructurings, and financial opinions.

OEM Capital‘s professionals have extensive experience in the industries they cover, and as a founding member of the Alliance of International Corporate Advisors (AICA), OEM Capital can provide our clients with access to transactions on a global scale, in every major technology market in the world.

Sensorex

Sensorex

Sensorex

OEM Capital assisted Halma plc in its acquisition of, Sensorex. This is the seventh acquisition that we have helped Halma complete.

As a result of our involvement, Halma is able to conclude transactions where there is strong synergy with its existing operations and where acquisitions are expected to be accretive to earnings.

Sensorex, located in Garden Grove, California, produces and sells laboratory and industrial sensors for water applications.

Halma plc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, production, and marketing of hazard detection and life protection products. It operates in three segments: Infrastructure Sensors, Health and Analysis, and Industrial Safety. The Company is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

OEM Capital is a specialty investment banking firm offering corporate finance advisory services to both public and private electronics, communications, software, and information technology companies. Services offered include strategic advisory, mergers and acquisitions advisory, private placements of debt and equity, PIPEs, recapitalizations and restructurings, and financial opinions.

OEM Capital‘s professionals have extensive experience in the industries they cover, and as a founding member of the Alliance of International Corporate Advisors (AICA), OEM Capital can provide our clients with access to transactions on a global scale, in every major technology market in the world.

Roxboro Group PLC

Roxboro Group PLC

Roxboro Group PLC

Roxboro Group PLC (now known as Dialight PLC) acquired the business of Norwich Aero Products Inc. (Norwich) from a group of private investors and management. Nowich was integrated into Roxboro’s Weston Aerospace operation located in Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Both Norwich and Weston manufacture temperature sensors used primarily in aerospace applications as well as environmentally demanding industrial applications. Key customers of Norwich included Pratt & Whitney and GE Aero Engines, while Weston served IAE and Rolls Royce in Europe. The merger was immediately synergistic, allowing Norwich to sell qualified components and replacement parts to US Customers, while Weston picked up the European spares and service business for Norwich.

Roxboro integrated the two companies and increased sales over 200%, four years after completing the acquisition Roxboro sold its Weston aerospace sensors division to Esterline Technologies for £55 million.

OEM Capital is a merger and acquisition advisory firm with its primary focus on electronics, communications, software and information technology companies. Its professionals have extensive experience in the industries that they cover.

OEM Capital can also assist companies in achieving their strategic plans for growth by arranging for growth capital or acquisition financing.

OEM Capital’s success with buy-side clients illustrates that strategic acquisitions can work to create shareholder value and enhance long-term financial performance. We work as an extension of our client’s corporate development team, and can often add-value by convincing the “not for sale” acquisition target that a strategic sale to a synergistic partner is in the best interests of all shareholders and managers.

UltraVolt, Inc.

UltraVolt, Inc.

UltraVolt, Inc.

UltraVolt, Inc. located in Ronkonkoma New York was founded in 1990 to take advantage of over 35 years of experience in high-voltage power supply design and manufacturing. UltraVolt manufactures and distributes a standard line of high-voltage power supplies used in many complex products, including medical equipment, laboratory diagnostic equipment, aerospace and industrial equipment and semiconductor fabrication and test equipment.

Riverside is one of the leading private equity firms investing in premier companies at the smaller end of the middle market, focusing on industry-leading companies valued at $10 million to $150 million. Riverside has offices in New York, Cleveland, Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles.

OEM Capital is a merger and acquisition advisory firm with its primary focus on electronics, communications, software and information technology companies. Its professionals have extensive experience in the industries that they cover. As a member firm in the International Network of M&A Partners, (IMAP), OEM Capital is able to expose its clients to potential acquirers in every major technology market in the world. IMAP is the oldest and largest network of independent M&A advisory firms with over 60 members located throughout the world. A key factor in maximizing the price to the seller was the active participation of IMAP member firms around the world, many of whom actively participated in identifying and contacting strategic and financial buyers from as far away as Japan, Finland and Germany.

OEM Capital’s success with sell-side clients illustrates that 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.

Rathbone

Rathbone

Rathbone

Rathbone Precision Metals, Inc., a privately held company located in Palmer, Massachusetts is a custom manufacturer­ of precision metal parts used in a variety of industrial applications including computer hard disk drives and power generating turbines­. Its products are sold largely to original equipment manufacturers­ throughout the US­ .

Carpenter Technology Corporation, a NYSE listed company is a leading manufacturer of stainless steel, titanium and other specialty metals, and various engineered products with sales of approximately US$865 million.

OEM Capital was asked to assist Rathbone Precision Metals, Inc in finding a purchaser for its business. Its controlling shareholder had reached retirement age and wished to substantially reduce his time spent in managing the business, liquidate his holdings and provide for his estate.

OEM Capital developed a marketing program which exploited our industry contacts as well as our contacts with individuals and buyout firms whose interests were known to us. Our presentation of the company’s value to both strategic and financially oriented acquirers secured multiple bidders. The sale took place approximately six months from the onset of our engagement.

Our success with Rathbone Precision Metals, Inc 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.

Visiplex

Visiplex

Visiplex

AFP Imaging Corp., a NASDAQ listed company based in Elmsford, New York, is a manufacturer of imaging equipment sold worldwide to the medical, dental and publishing industries.

Visiplex Instruments Ltd., a privately held company also located in Elmsford , New York , manufactures and markets compact electronic imaging cameras and very high resolution cathode ray tube monitors for inclusion into computer aided tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound and nuclear medicine equipment.

OEM Capital was asked to assist AFP Imaging Corp. in securing the acquisition. Visiplex Instruments Ltd. was unprofitable and AFP Imaging Corp. was just beginning to show profits after large losses incurred from restructuring its operations. We helped management prepare a financially sound post-acquisition consolidation program and devised a financial structure attractive to lenders.

OEM Capital’s presentation of the acquisition’s attractiveness showed relatively modest risk while the opportunity’s exposure to a large number of potential lenders caused the company’s existing lender to reconsider the line of credit amount it had initially proposed prior to our involvement. Our work resulted in a loan over 50% higher than the company’s lender was initially prepared to fund.

Our success with AFP Imaging Corp. illustrates that, whether a business is healthy, under performing or distressed, superior results­ can be realized for the shareholders by a well executed approach by merger and acquisition professionals who are knowledgeable about the state of the financial markets and the intentions of its participants.

Tridex

Tridex

Tridex

Tridex Corporation, a publicly held company traded on NASDAQ with its corporate headquarters in New York, New York, is a provider of coaxial connectors for high frequency communication equipment and systems and retail point-of-sale systems.

OEM Capital was asked to assist Tridex Corporation in securing financing to redeem its subordinated debt that was coming due, provide for additional working capital. It also wished to secure an acquisition credit line for contemplated acquisitions. We helped the company prepare a financial plan that stressed the high cash flow of each of the company’s businesses and their inherent enterprise value, which provided excellent collateral, and approached the most likely lenders.

OEM Capital’s presentation of the company’s business prospects to a number of lenders secured the required funding in a timely manner from Heller Financial Services, Inc. The refinancing allowed Tridex Corporation to pay off its publicly held bonds and launch an acquisition program to provide it with additional revenues and cash flow.

Our success with Tridex Corporation illustrates that, whether a business is healthy or distressed, superior results­ can be realized for the shareholders by a well executed approach by merger and acquisition professionals who are knowledgeable about the state of the financial markets and the intentions of its participants.

Technifor SA

Technifor SA

Technifor SA

Technifor SA, based in Miribel France , is the world’s first manufacturer of micro-percussion direct part marking machines for quality control, automatic identification and permanent traceability on metallic or plastic parts. The company also supplies camera based and handheld vision systems for verifying that the correct code has been marked, and for monitoring the marking quality. The company has over 20,000 machines installed worldwide and over 20 years of experience in component marking and data tags using impact, scribing and laser methods .

Castle Harlan, Inc., a US private equity firm was established in 1987 . CHPIII, an investment partnership established in 1997 with $630 million of committed capital is its third fund. Castle Harlan is also an investor in Gravograph Industrie International, the world’s leading manufacturer of engraving equipment under the Gravograph and Hermes brands.

OEM Capital was asked by Societex SA, a French firm serving as the exclusive financial advisor to Technifor SA and, along with OEM Capital , a member of the International Association of Merger and Acquisition Professionals, to assist it in the sale of Technifor SA by identifying and contacting potential buyers in the US .

OEM Capital worked closely with Societex SA to develop a marketing program aimed at soliciting interest from strategic acquirers. This program elicited a number of interested parties, from which a few were selected to meet with management and receive a detailed business presentation.

Our success with Technifor SA illustrates that superior results can be realized by a well-executed sales approach by merger and acquisition professionals who are knowledgeable about the industry and the intentions of its participants and who are connected to a worldwide network of experienced professionals.

Stanton Diamagnetics

Stanton Diamagnetics

Stanton Diamagnetics

Stanton Magnetics, Inc., a closely held company based in Plainview, New York, supplies­ audio microphones, headsets and magnetic pickups to the industrial, commercial and consumer markets under its own name and its Pickering® brand. Diamagnetics, Inc., a closely held company located in West Palm Beach , Florida is an independent contract manufacturer of precision electro-magnetic and electronic products having the same controlling shareholder.

Stanton Acquisition Co., L.L.C. is a privately held company based in Hollywood , Florida . Its shareholders also own a manufacturer and importer of audio electronics.

OEM Capital was asked to assist Stanton Magnetics, Inc. and Diamagnetics, Inc., an affiliated company but with different ownership, in selling their operating businesses. Since the businesses were related, we developed a sales program to find and secure a synergistic buyer for the both businesses in order to maximize shareholder­ value.

OEM Capital worked closely with the owners and management to groom the companies for sale.

We recommended an organizational realignment, assisted in the preparation of budgets and financial projections. We recast detailed historical and budgetary financial data showing the performance of each product line and tying the results to each company’s financial statements.

Our marketing program elicited several offers and three of the more attractive bidders were invited to meet with management. As a result of our involvement, our clients were able to conclude the sales simultaneously in a timely manner, realize­ a premium cash flow multiple and have all employees hired by the purchaser­.

Our success with Stanton Magnetics, Inc. and Diamagnetics, Inc. illustrates that, whether a business is healthy, underperforming or distressed, superior valuations­ can be realized for the selling shareholders by a well executed sales approach by merger and acquisition professionals who are knowledgeable about the industry and the intentions of its participants.

Spire Biomedical

Spire Biomedical

Spire Biomedical

Spire Corporation, a publicly held company (Nasdaq: SPIR) based in Bedford, Massachusetts is a technology leader in the manufacturing of compound semiconductor wafers used in high bandwidth applications, a supplier of manufacturing equipment for assembling photovoltaic modules from solar cells, and a provider of ion implant services for implantable medical devices.

OEM Capital was asked to assist Spire Corporation in managing the sale of the business to one or more buyers to maximize shareholder value. Since the businesses were largely unrelated, we developed a sales program to find and secure synergistic buyers for each business in order to maximize shareholder­ value.

OEM Capital worked closely with the management to isolate the performance of each business and the recasting of historical and budgetary financial data showing the performance of each business and tying the results to the company’s audited financial statements.

Our marketing program elicited several attractive offers. A select group of bidders were invited to meet with management and receive a detailed presentation of the business. As a result of our involvement, Spire Corporation was able to conclude an attractive transaction in a timely manner. The buyer, who wishes its name to remain confidential, secured certain rights to Spire’s ion implant technology for a medical application.

Our success with Spire 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 sales approach by merger and acquisition professionals who are knowledgeable about the industry and the intentions of its participants.