Emtec, Inc Acquires Emerging Solutions
Springfield, NJ – Emtec, Inc. (OTCQB: ETEC) (“Emtec” or the “Company”), a systems integrator, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Emtec will acquire Gnuco, LLC, doing business as Emerging Solutions (“Emerging.”) Emerging is an Information Technology (IT) consulting/services company, based in Chicago, IL that focuses on enterprise performance management and has broad capabilities and deep technical expertise in market-leading technologies (e.g. Oracle, Hyperion, PeopleSoft, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com) as well as expertise in business process management.
Emtec is now positioned to provide a broad and deep portfolio of IT services, including ERP implementations, application development, maintenance and support to midsized to large companies. The company now has the people, breadth of technology, proprietary processes and capital to accelerate its growth in these areas. Emtec is the ideal choice for companies that want excellent capabilities and personalized attention.
Dinesh Desai, Chairman, CEO, and President of Emtec, said, “We are extremely pleased that we have teamed up with one of the most talented and growing IT services companies in the Business Process Management/Enterprise Resource Planning (BPM/ERP) space. Emerging has built a very talented team of experienced professionals who have a focus on ensuring their clients receive world class IT expertise. We believe that Emerging will integrate extremely well with our existing Application Service and ERP Practices -- including the Dinero and Covelix acquisitions we made earlier this year. There is a clear strategic fit between Emtec’s portfolio and growth plans and Emerging’s services offerings. We have complementary cultures and very similar values, driven by a commitment to client service, creativity and execution.”
Mr. Desai continued, “This acquisition significantly enhances Emtec’s portfolio of services, commercial client-base and talent pool while strengthening Emtec’s position in the Midwest region of the U.S.”
Greg Lewis, Co-CEO of Emerging commented, “We have been looking for new ways to grow and are excited to join Emtec. Emtec provides a larger platform for us and we feel that all of our associates will be able to provide an even better level of support and our clients will benefit from our expanded service offerings.”
Don Sweeney, Co-CEO of Emerging, added “We have found a culture that feels very familiar and welcoming. There is a great future for Emtec and we are happy to be such an important milestone in the path to reach their goal to become a billion dollar IT services provider.”
In addition, Emtec announced that a new investment partner, NewSpring Mezzanine Capital, has made an investment in Emtec. The Company has a separate release concerning the new capital.
Emtec’s legal advisor was Dechert LLP for the acquisition. Emerging was advised by McGuireWoods LLP and Focus Investment Banking.
Emtec will host a conference call on September 8, 2011 at 1PM US Eastern time to discuss the transaction, the Company’s year to date results, long term strategy and business outlook. The dial-in number for North American callers is 888-424-8151, conference ID 7215 110. International callers can find their local toll free number at https://www.yourconferencecenter.com/r.aspx?p=11&a=USyNFxyIjgVVub.
ABOUT EMERGING SOLUTIONS
Emerging Solutions, founded in 1997 by Co-CEOs Greg Lewis and Don Sweeney, is an enterprise performance management IT services company, with broad capabilities and deep technical expertise in market-leading technologies (e.g. Oracle, Hyperion, PeopleSoft, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com) as well as a thorough understanding of business process management issues. Serving midmarket and Fortune 500 companies in the Midwestern region, Emerging has an excellent market reputation, high levels of repeat business from returning customers, and strong vendor relationships, particularly with Oracle with which it has a Platinum Partnership. Emerging Solutions is headquartered in Chicago with an additional office in Minneapolis.
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