Westwood Technology Corporation has acquired EMTEC
Emtec Acquired by Westwood
Emtec, which has multiple accounts in the commercial, education, and state and local government verticals, will now significantly expand into the Federal government vertical which has been the most significant market of DARR Westwood. Emtec believes that its current service offerings will be of particular appeal to this newly added vertical.
Further, Emtec will expand its North American presence, by adding locations in New Jersey, Virginia and New York, as well as five regional offices in the south and western United States.
As a result of this merger, DARR Westwood’s shareholders acquired 55.7 percent of Emtec’s then issued and outstanding shares of common stock. Dinesh Desai, Brian McAdams, Gregory Chandler and Keith Grabel, each a designee of DARR Westwood, now comprise Emtec’s entire Board of Directors. John Howlett and Ron Seitz, previously Emtec’s CEO and COO, respectively, will remain with the combined company in the respective roles of president of Emtec Northeast, and president of Emtec Southeast. Keith Grabel, president of Westwood, will continue in his current position.
“We are pleased to expand the team and our capabilities through this merger. We have already gotten a head start in planning for offering our expanded capabilities to all of our clients across all verticals,” said John Howlett, former CEO and current president of Emtec Northeast.
“When we acquired Westwood Computer Corporation in April, 2004, we had a goal to create an information technology services company. With this merger, we will have created a strong, stable platform for growth with over $240 million in revenue and management depth. We will have an expanded array of products through our strategic partners and technology solutions to offer our clients,” previously said Dinesh Desai.
In accordance with the terms of the merger, Emtec will initiate a self tender offer sometime within the next 30 days to repurchase up to 2,864,584 shares of its then issued and outstanding common stock having an aggregate purchase price of up to $5.50 million at a price of $1.92 per share.
About Emtec, Inc.
Emtec, Inc. established in 1981, is an information technology company, providing services and products to commercial, federal, education, state and local verticals. Areas of specific practices include communications, data availability, enterprise computing, managed services, storage and data center planning and Development.
Emtec’s shareholders and other interested parties are urged to read Emtec’s offer to purchase and other relevant documents filed with the SEC when they become available. Emtec’s shareholders will be able to obtain such documents free of charge at www.sec.gov.