CUI Buys Tectrol for $5.2 Million

March 01, 2015 by Jeff Shepard

CUI Global, Inc. (CUI) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire specific assets of the privately-held Canadian equipment manufacturer Tectrol, Inc., including usable inventory, for $5.2 million. This acquisition will provide immediate incremental revenue growth for CUI. The Tectrol line will add a standard portfolio of high-density, high-efficiency ac and dc power supplies ranging from 200 W to 3000 W along with modified-standard and custom capabilities. Tectrol's 74,000 sq. ft. Toronto, Canada, facility. will provide CUI, Inc. and CUI Global with manufacturing capabilities for, among other things, its Novum® and Solus® Technologies, along with certain electronic components in its proprietary GasPT2 product. The acquisition is expected to close in early March 2015.

CUI Global's President & CEO, William Clough commented, "We believe this transaction delivers great value for our shareholders and I fully expect it will positively impact our top and bottom lines over the course of the next several years. Additionally, it will give CUI a greater presence in the electronics space as well as further enhance our status as a well-recognized manufacturer. All in all, we feel like this is an opportunistic acquisition of a well-respected company at a very good price, and we feel fortunate to have been in a position to move forward with this transaction."

Matt McKenzie, CUI Global's COO & President of CUI added, "We believe this transaction is a step forward for our company as we look to deliver our customers the most advanced power solutions from the ac front-end all the way to the dc point of load. We are very excited about the synergies between the companies and are confident that the integration will immediately enhance the capabilities of our Power Group."

Tectrol Inc. is a family-owned, Toronto, Canada-based company that was founded in 1968. For over 40 years, the company has consistently been one of the most flexible and most respected providers of power products with the unique ability to accommodate design challenges for low, medium and high volume applications. Its customer list includes some of the most iconic electronic, networking, medical and technology companies in the world.

The Tectrol line complements CUI, Inc.'s Novum Advanced Power products and will serve the same primary customer base. Having already developed the board-level Novum product line, CUI, Inc. will now be able to offer a complete power system with Tectrol's robust line of power supplies feeding the power to the board level modules.

"Much like our acquisition of Orbital-UK almost two years ago, the acquisition of Tectrol, with the associated increase in revenues and the dramatic increase in our ability to penetrate and broaden our already extensive customer base in the electronics industry, all combine to further our strategy of making opportunistic, synergistic acquisitions of either technology, personnel, or companies that will increase our growth and, thereby, enhance our shareholder value - this transaction certainly encapsulates all of those positive elements," Clough concluded.