EDO to Acquire Impact Science & Technology; Provider of Advanced SIGINT & Information Warfare Systems.
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See: New York Stock Exchange : EDO Edo: see Tokyo, Japan. ) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Impact Science & Technology Inc (IST), a privately-held company that provides Signals Intelligence (SIGINT Noun 1. SIGINT - intelligence information gathered from communications intelligence or electronics intelligence or telemetry intelligence
signals intelligence ) systems and analysis support to the intelligence community, and advanced countermeasures and electronic-attack systems to the DOD (1) (Dial On Demand) A feature that allows a device to automatically dial a telephone number. For example, an ISDN router with dial on demand will automatically dial up the ISP when it senses IP traffic destined for the Internet. and other government agencies.
EDO will purchase all of the outstanding shares of the company for $124 million, consisting of a cash payment of $106 million and an $18 million promissory note promissory note, unconditional written promise to pay a certain sum of money at a definite time to bearer or to a specified person on his order. Promissory notes are generally used as evidence of debt. to be paid over three years. This results in a purchase price of $113 million net of the company's cash balance of $11 million at the time of the offer. The definitive agreement includes a purchase price adjustment based on changes in the company's net book value at the time of the closing. In addition, certain senior managers will receive retention payments in the form of restricted common shares valued at approximately $9 million.
EDO will fund the acquisition from its current cash balance and its existing $300 million credit facility provided by a bank group led by Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Wachovia Capital Markets LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control . The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to the customary closing conditions.
IST has approximately 200 employees and is based in Nashua, N.H., with additional operations in Maryland and Colorado. Revenue for the 12 months ended March 31, 2006 was $63 million. Over the past five years, revenue has grown at a compound annual growth rate of 60 percent. IST will become part of the Electronic Systems and Communications reporting segment, and will be immediately accretive to EDO's earnings.
"IST will greatly increase our presence with key customers in the intelligence community, DOD, and Homeland Security Noun 1. Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
Department of Homeland Security
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States ," said EDO Chief Executive Officer James M. Smith. "Combining the SIGINT and advanced countermeasure technologies of IST with EDO's specialized surveillance, communications, and force-protection products will strengthen our presence in a number of strategically important, growing business areas.
"IST has some unique capabilities that have been recognized by its customers. As part of EDO, these capabilities can be enhanced to an even larger scale."
Much of the work done by IST is classified. The company's products involve Electronic Intelligence (ELINT Noun 1. ELINT - intelligence derived from electromagnetic radiations from foreign sources (other than radioactive sources)
electronics intelligence ) collection and storage systems, software products, and systems engineering and analysis services for the intelligence community. IST also provides advanced radar countermeasures, electronic attack and information warfare systems for the DOD and other government agencies.
About EDO Corporation
EDO Corporation designs and manufactures a diverse range of products for defense, intelligence, and commercial markets, and provides related engineering and professional services.
Major product groups include: Defense Electronics, Communications, Aircraft Armament Systems, Undersea Warfare, Professional and Engineering Services, and Integrated Composite Structures. EDO's advanced systems are at the core of the transformation to lighter, faster, and smarter defense capabilities.
With headquarters in New York, EDO Corporation (www.edocorp.com) employs 3,000 people worldwide. The company was founded in 1925 and had revenues of $648 million in 2005.
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