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16/07/2018

Costar Technology acquires Arecont Vision assets

Los Angeles, Ca (USA)

Following the reports in May that Arecont Vision was executing an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of Turnspire Capital Partners, LLC under which Turnspire was to acquire substantially all of the company’s assets. Arecont Vision has now confirmed that after a more lucrative offer, reported to be around $12 million, an acquisition by Costar Technologies, Inc. of its assets has been approved by the bankruptcy court with an anticipated date of July 13, 2018 for the closure of the sale.

As previously announced, Arecont Vision initiated proceedings under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the District of Delaware in May, 2018 and has achieved its goal of moving through this process quickly.

After the closing of the sale, upon emergence the assets formerly operated by Arecont Vision will begin operating as Arecont Vision Costar, LLC and be part of Costar, a US corporation that designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes a full range of proven products for the video surveillance and machine vision markets.

“Costar’s family of companies, composed of CohuHD Costar, Costar Video Systems, Innotech, and IVS Imaging, is a great strategic fit for Arecont Vision providing synergies that can be leveraged to grow our business in new market verticals and product areas. Costar provides resources that will enable Arecont Vision to continue to innovate and lead the market,” said Raul Calderon, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Arecont Vision. “I am proud of our team, and we are grateful for the support, patience, and continued commitment of our employees, suppliers and customers, as we look forward to becoming a new Costar business.”

The Company has been successfully operating under normal business conditions throughout the bankruptcy process, did not experience any layoffs, and continued the introduction of its new Contera IP cameras, video management system, web services, and cloud managed recorders. Under Costar’s leadership, substantially all of Arecont’s employees will be hired by Costar, customer programmes and services will continue, and investments will be made into the development of new, industry-leading products.

“The acquisition of the assets of Arecont Vision expands Costar Technologies’ video surveillance platform by strengthening our product line,” said James Pritchett, Costar President and Chief Executive Officer. “It supports Costar’s strategy to become a leader in the video surveillance industry, transitioning from a value-added OEM product company to a manufacturing based and design company. Along with our other recent acquisitions, the Arecont acquisition increases our manufacturing and design from approximately 50% to 75% of our revenue.”


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