Neah Power Systems Agrees to Acquire Shorai

January 08, 2015 by Jeff Shepard

Neah Power Systems, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to merge with Shorai, Inc. This merger is expected to be immediately accretive with Shorai reporting over $4.0 million (unaudited) revenue in for the twelve months ended December 2014 and was cash flow positive for the fourth quarter of 2014. The combined organization, which will be called Neah Power Systems, will deliver a comprehensive suite of alternative energy power generation and storage solutions through a diverse portfolio of proprietary technologies, which include 12 patents and 6 patents pending.

Chris D'Couto, Neah Power's Chief Executive Officer said, "Our customers, whether defense, commercial or consumer, want to see integrated power solutions that uses best of breed technologies in order to meet their mission critical needs. Completing this merger allows us to create product, operational and marketing, synergies to meet these customer needs. With the Formira Hydrogen on Demand™ and BuzzBar® Suite products generating a lot of commercial and consumer interest, this merger allows us to create compelling total solutions. We intend to update on the various product segments in more detail in the coming weeks."

David Radford , CEO of Shorai, Inc stated, "Shorai is poised for a leap in growth, and we are thrilled to have the backing and technology of Neah Power Systems to help drive our success. In the very near term, Shorai will introduce exciting new control technology in 2015 to increase our lead in lithium power battery performance. Also near production is an all-new Shorai product that addresses wider markets in motorcycle, automotive and military sales channels. Going forward Shorai manufacturing, distribution, and marketing expertise will complement Neah's patented fuel cell technologies, and together open a wide range of sales opportunities in the defense, commercial and consumer markets. The match has very clear synergies which will foster products and profitability for both companies, far beyond what either could accomplish alone."