Grinnell Systems

Grinnell Systems

Grinnell Systems

Grinnell Systems Corporation, based in San Jose , California , a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulton Industries, Inc., a NYSE listed company, is a developer and manufacturer of image processing systems. Its systems are primarily used in graphical workstations and video teleconferencing systems.

3M Corporation a NYSE listed publicly traded company based in Minneapolis , Minnesota , provides solutions for a wide range of electronics applications. Its Image Processing subsidiary, based in Pasadena , California , is a developer and manufacturer of image processing systems.

OEM Capital was engaged to assist Gulton Industries, Inc. in finding a buyer for Grinnell Systems Corporation. The business, which had been acquired a few years before, had missed a timely introduction of its next generation of products and was experiencing a rapid decline in revenues with a significant negative cash flow. With our advice, the business was restructured to best accommodate a sale and we initiated a competitive sale process.

OEM Capital’s presentation of the company’s value and our knowledge of the industry secured several interested parties.

However, time being of the essence, it was necessary to structure a transaction that would permit a closing within a very short period. This was accomplished by devising purchase orders for the buyer to secure the assets and avoid liability exposure rather than negotiate a purchase and sale agreement. Gulton Industries, Inc. received a price that permitted it to reverse a substantial portion of its reserve for discontinued operations.

Our success with Grinnell Systems Corporation illustrates that, whether a business is healthy 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.

Piezoelectric Products West

Piezoelectric Products West

Piezoelectric Products West

Piezo West, based in Fullerton, California, a division of Gulton Industries, Inc., a NYSE listed company, is a developer and manufacturer of piezoelectric ceramics for the transfer of electrical energy into mechanical motion and vice versa. Its systems are primarily used by the US government for defense oriented applications ranging from warhead fuzing and active and passive sonar systems.

EDO Corporation, a NYSE listed company based in New York , New York , provides military products and professional services to the US and allied governments, and their prime defense contractors.

OEM Capital was engaged to assist Gulton Industries, Inc. in finding a buyer for its Piezo West business. The business no longer fit with the parent’s strategic objective to move away from a process oriented business. With our advice, the division brought its expenses in line with revenues and we initiated a competitive sale process.

OEM Capital’s presentation of the company’s value and our knowledge of the industry secured several interested parties. When we were approached by a direct competitor, we devised a due diligence program which did not disclose proprietary information prior to closing. Gulton Industries, Inc. received a premium price for its business and was relieved of its long term contract liabilities.

Our success with Gulton Industries, Inc. illustrates that, whether a business is healthy 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.

IRT Corporation

IRT Corporation

IRT Corporation

IRT Corporation, a publicly traded company and a debtor in possession based in San Diego , California , is a developer and manufacturer of X-ray image processing systems for industrial applications.

Thermo Electron Corporation a NYSE listed publicly traded company based in Boston , Massachusetts , provides solutions for a wide range of electronics and instrument applications.

OEM Capital was engaged to assist IRT Corporation in finding a buyer for its business to complete its reorganization program. We worked closely with management to best maximize the value of a sale and we initiated a competitive sale process.

OEM Capital’s presentation of the company’s value and our knowledge of the industry secured several interested parties. However, time being of the essence, it was necessary to structure a transaction that would permit a closing within a very short period.

Our success with IRT Corporation illustrates that, whether a business is healthy 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.

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.

ROIS, Inc.

ROIS, Inc.

ROIS, Inc.

ROIS, Inc., a seven year old, privately held marketing services provider creates solutions to increase purchases of highly profitable add-on services for retailers. Its services include campaign creation, materials sourcing, package design, product delivery, transactional support, web enabled post-transaction customer service and reconciliation. Every program is custom tailored to meet the needs of each customer and type of retail transaction targeted.

RE Investments, L.P., a private equity firm based in the Southwestern US specializes in middle market acquisitions and investments. The firm typically invests in US companies engaged in the service, distribution, manufacturing, staffing, financial, and consumer product sectors.

C.V. Lemmon & Co. Inc., a member of the International Mergers and Acquisition Partners (IMAP) partnered with OEM Capital to assist ROIS in managing the sale of its business. The shareholders required a purchaser with the financial resources to make the acquisition and still support an aggressive expansion program to pre-empt competitive inroads. Key to a successful outcome was finding a buyer willing to structure a transaction that allowed the sellers maximum value and to rollover part of the sale proceeds with an equity ownership in the new entity.

OEM Capital and C.V. Lemmon & Co. Inc. worked closely with management to prepare marketing materials while developing a program that maintained strict confidentiality of even the identity of the client while eliciting interest from both strategic and financial buyers. Using industry and financial contacts and our network of international affiliates, our marketing program developed a number of interested parties. Each potential suitor was reviewed with the seller and several were selected to meet with management for a detailed business presentation.

Our program secured multiple bids from highly regarded, financially solid firms. The seller accepted and closed on an offer with an approximate enterprise value of US$40 million, or approximately two times trailing twelve months revenue. This amount was over twice the price the seller had been willing to accept several months earlier from a buyer who approached it prior to our engagement, but could not secure financing to close the transaction.

Our success with ROIS illustrates the superior results that can be realized with a well-executed process undertaken by experienced merger and acquisition professionals 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.

Piezoelectric Products East

Piezoelectric Products East

Piezoelectric Products East

Piezo East, based in Metuchen , New Jersey , a division of Gulton Industries, Inc., a NYSE listed company, is a developer and manufacturer of piezoelectric ceramics and thermistors. Its systems are primarily used in sensing and alarm applications that include medical and automotive sensors and home intrusion detection and smoke alarms.

Piezo Electric Products, Inc., a publicly traded company based in Cambridge , Massachusetts , provides solutions for electronics heat transfer and a wide range of applications requiring solid state sensor/actuator devices.

OEM Capital was engaged to assist Gulton Industries, Inc. in finding a buyer for its Piezo East business. The business no longer fit with the parent’s strategic objective to move away from an electronics component oriented business. With our advice, the division brought its expenses in line with revenues and we initiated a competitive sale process.

OEM Capital’s presentation of the company’s value and our knowledge of the industry secured several interested parties. When we were approached by a customer that had recently gone public and wished to secure a manufacturing facility, we devised a due diligence program which did not disclose proprietary information prior to closing. Gulton Industries, Inc. received a premium price for its business and was relieved of all labor contract liabilities to its unionized employees.

Our success with Gulton Industries, Inc. illustrates that, whether a business is healthy 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.

Temptronics Intest

Temptronics Intest

Temptronics Intest

Temptronic Corporation, a closely held company based in Newton , Massachusetts is a technology and market leader in the design and manufacture of equipment used to provide in-situ temperature cycling for production and development stage electrical testing of semiconductor wafers and electronic devices.

InTest Corporation, a publicly held company (Nasdaq INTT) based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey is a leader in the design and manufacture of docking hardware, test head manipulators and tester interfaces which are used with automatic test equipment by semiconductor manufacturers during the testing of wafers and packaged devices.

OEM Capital , which had assisted the company in its recapitalization a few years before, was asked back to assist Temptronic Corporation in managing the sale or merger of its business to help unlock shareholder value. As the company and its industry was rebounding from a depressed semiconductor capital equipment market, we believed that the best way to command a premium price in a tax advantaged way would be by merging it with an attractive, publicly traded company.

OEM Capital worked closely with management and used our industry contacts to network with a number of key executives at the companies we had targeted. Interested parties were then invited for a detailed presentation on the prospects of the business and an opportunity to interact with senior management.

As a result of our management of the sale process, Temptronic’s shareholders were able to realize a multiple of revenues valuation for their company that was more than five times that of a recent business appraisal . At the same time, InTest shareholders benefit from a merger that is accretive to its earnings per share and provides an opportunity for an increased price-to-earnings multiple arising from a higher market capitalization and the larger number of shares in its public ‘float’.

Our success with Temptronic Corporation illustrates that superior valuations­ can be realized for shareholders by a well executed approach by merger and acquisition professionals who are knowledgeable about the industry and the intentions of its participants.

Teksoft

Teksoft

Teksoft

TekSoft, Inc. develops software for integrating wire frame and solids modeling design with CNC machining, turning and fabricating equipment. Cimtronics, Inc. is a reseller of computer assisted manufacturing software. The company’s parent, OnCourse Technologies, Inc., is a public company that develops, markets and supports proprietary software for manufacturing.

Geometric Software Solutions Co. Ltd., headquartered in Bombay , India , provides product life cycle management solutions to the global mechanical design, manufacturing and industrial markets. The company employs over 1,000 software professionals at its offshore development centers and has wholly owned subsidiaries in the US , Asia and Europe .

OEM Capital was asked by Mertz Associates, Inc. a Milwaukee based firm serving as the exclusive financial advisor to OnCourse Technologies, Inc. and, along with OEM Capital , a member of the International Association of Merger and Acquisition Professionals, to assist it in the sale of TekSoft, Inc. and Cimtronics, Inc. by helping to position the company for a sale and identifying and contacting potential buyers.

OEM Capital worked closely with Mertz Associates, Inc. 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 OnCourse Technologies, Inc. illustrates that superior results can be realized by a well-executed approach by merger and acquisition professionals who are knowledgeable about the industry 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.