Kirchner and Company, Inc. acted as M&A Advisor and Agent to NxtPhase T&D Corporation.
Vancouver, British Columbia 28, June 2007 – NxtPhase T&D Corporation, a leading provider of digital and fiber optic solutions for the electric power industry, today announced the sale of its relay and recorder (R&R) business unit to Easun Reyrolle Limited of India. The sale of the R&R business will allow NxtPhase to focus on its rapidly growing optical business.
“In our early years, it made sense to manage two businesses as we matured the optical current and voltage sensing products” remarked Andrea Johnston, CEO of NxtPhase T&D Corporation, “but over the last few years we have seen sales of optical sensor products take off. We are focusing all of our management, development and production resources on the optical sensors. Divesting the R&R business to a company focusing in protection will allow both businesses to reach their full potential.”
“Interest in, and demand for NxtPhase current and voltage sensors has grown on a global basis,” stated Steve Dolling, Director of Business Development, “The sensors have size, performance, safety and environmental benefits over conventional instrument transformers, and now we are seeing digital output as a key market driver through the next decade and beyond.”
NxtPhase’s patented optical sensing product lines offer more accurate digital information, broader dynamic range, wider bandwidth, improved safety, and environmental benefits compared with conventional technologies. For more information on installations of NxtPhase’s NXVT voltage sensor, NXCT current sensor and NXVCT combined voltage/current sensor over the range of transmission voltages up to 550 kV, visit: www.nxtphase.com/sub-products-optical.htm
Under the purchase agreement, Easun Reyrolle will acquire all assets including intellectual property and liabilities of the R&R division. This business will now be carried out through ERLPhase Power Technologies Ltd., a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of Easun Reyrolle Limited.
About NxtPhase T&D Corporation:
NxtPhase T&D Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets optical sensors that are designed to change the way high-voltage electric power is managed in a competitive electric power industry. Optical current and voltage sensing products offer more accurate digital information, broader dynamic range, wider bandwidth, improved safety, and significant environmental benefits compared with conventional technologies. NxtPhase T&D Corporation is a privately held company with sales and manufacturing operations in the U.S. and Canada. Find out more about innovative NxtPhase solutions at www.nxtphase.com.
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