IEC Completes Val-U-Tech Acquisition PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Thursday, 05 June 2008 05:11
NEWARK, NY -- EMS provider IEC Electronics Corp. has completed the acquisition of Val-U-Tech Corp., a privately held manufacturer of wire harness assemblies located in Victor, NY, for approximately $10 million.

For the period ended Dec. 31, Val-U-Tech had revenue of $11 million and expects that its revenue for the six months ending June 30 will be approximately $6.9 million, up from $4.4 million last year.

Val-U-Tech serves military, medical and industrial customers and IEC believes the acquisition leverages the existing customer base of both companies and could lead to cross-selling opportunities.

IEC financed the transaction with a credit facility from M&T Bank, seller notes and issuance of stock. IEC fixed approximately $7.2 million of the purchase price at a weighted average of 5.1% for five years. The balance of the purchase price came from the issuance of 500,000 shares of IEC stock and a draw on IECs working capital line.

M&T Bank has provided a $1.5 million equipment line of credit and is supporting IECs working capital requirements with a $9 million revolving credit line at LIBOR rates. 

IEC chairman and CEO W. Barry Gilbert said, "Val-U-Tech has been very successful in growing both its sales and earnings at double digit rates for the last few years. Some of IECs customers have anticipated cable harness projects to be awarded over the next year. With Val-U-Techs management team and IECs support we are reasonably confident of winning our share of these programs. This acquisition should significantly contribute to our earnings.



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