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API Merges With SenDEC

NEW YORK and ORLANDO, Fla. — API Technologies Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ATNYD) (“API” or the “Company”), a provider of secure communications, electronic components and subsystems to the global defense and aerospace industries, has signed a definitive merger agreement with Vintage Capital Management LLC (“Vintage”) to acquire SenDEC Corporation (“SenDEC”), a leading defense electronics manufacturing services company headquartered in Fairport, NY. Under the terms of the merger transaction, API will acquire 100% of the equity of SenDEC, which will include SenDEC's electronics manufacturing operations and approximately $30 million of cash, in exchange for the issuance of 22 million API common shares to an affiliate of Vintage.

SenDEC generated approximately $90 million in revenue and over $3.5 million in net income during their fiscal year ended July 31, 2010. The combination of SenDEC and API will create a mid-tier defense electronics platform with a broad range of capabilities to better serve its customers' current and future needs during a dynamically transforming era for the defense community.

Upon completion of the transaction, Brian Kahn, managing member of Vintage, will serve as Chairman and CEO of API. SenDEC will operate as a subsidiary of API and Ken Fiske will continue as its CEO. API Defense USA will continue to operate as a subsidiary of API and Steve Pudles will continue as its CEO. Additionally, Ken Fiske will join the board of directors of API along with Mel Keating, former Director of White Electronic Designs Corporation (sold to Microsemi Corporation in May 2010) and current Director of Integral Systems (NASDAQ: ISYS); Ken Krieg, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and former Director of White Electronic Designs Corporation; and Matthew Avril, President of the Hotel Group for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT). All current officers and directors of API will resign their positions, and the Proxy Board for API Defense USA is expected to be dissolved in connection with the completion of the transaction.

API intends to pay down its existing debt with the $30 million of cash acquired in this transaction and emerge with net cash on its balance sheet. SenDEC's merger with API effectively doubles the size of the Company and presents a variety of immediate revenue synergies and growth opportunities in the defense sector. Once the transaction is closed, the Company will immediately pursue a listing on NASDAQ.

Phillip DeZwirek, founder and current Chairman and CEO of API Technologies commented, “With this merger, API gets to both combine with SenDEC, one of the leading defense suppliers in the U.S., and partner with Vintage Capital, one of the pre-eminent defense investors in the market. The new company and its combined capabilities are worth much more than the sum of the parts. As the founder of API and a significant shareholder, I am very excited about this transformation and believe we can now take the company to the next level of defense contracting. Brian Kahn and the team from Vintage Capital are the right people to move this effort forward and I consider us fortunate to have them in the leadership roles and with such a significant shareholder position.”

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