Gentherm Acquires EMS Provider Etratech


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Gentherm, a developer of innovative thermal management technologies, has acquired Etratech Enterprises Inc. for approximately $64 million in an all cash transaction. Based in Burlington, Canada, Etratech specializes in the design, development, and manufacturing of advanced electronic controls and control systems for the automotive, RV and marine, security, medical and other industries. Etratech's capabilities help OEM customers rapidly innovate and bring new technologies to market.

"We believe that growing our existing electronics capabilities is critical to our success in the broad spectrum of markets in which we participate," said Gentherm President and CEO Daniel R. Coker. "The acquisition of Etratech will add new, innovative electronics products and capabilities in our core automotive and medical markets. This will diversify our product portfolio and manufacturing capabilities in new and important areas. We are very excited to add Etratech to an already outstanding electronics business and team."

"Etratech is dedicated to innovation, exceeding customers' expectations and providing total customer satisfaction," said Michael Desnoyers, president and CEO of Etratech. "I believe that with Gentherm, we've found a perfect fit for our global electronics engineering and manufacturing business."

"The Shotgun Fund, as a selling shareholder, board member, and strategy and growth adviser to Etratech is proud to have worked with Michael and the company," said Larry Klar of The Shotgun Fund. "We are confident in Etratech's future success as part of Gentherm."

Etratech's management team will continue to lead the company, which will integrate into Gentherm's Electronics Business Unit. Etratech will continue operations at their headquarters in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, with manufacturing in Canada and China.

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