Deep Down, Inc. has executed a Stock Purchase Agreement to purchase all of the outstanding capital stock of Flotation Technologies, Inc.
"The total purchase price for the acquisition is expected to be approximately $23.3 million. Flotation Technologies' revenue for the year ended December 31, 2007, was approximately double the revenue realized in the prior year. According to Quest Subsea Forecast (October 2007), capital expenditures in the offshore energy industry are expected to experience significant growth for the next several years. Our strategy is to participate in that growth. Buoyancy will become more important as the offshore energy industry continues its trend toward exploration and development activities in ultra deep waters. This acquisition will give Deep Down a major product line, position the Company to become a leader in flotation systems, and increase our presence in deepwater operations," commented Robert E. Chamberlain, Jr., Deep Down's chairman and chief acquisition officer.
Ronald E. Smith, Deep Down's president and chief executive officer commented, "We are very excited about this acquisition. Our strategy is to work closely with management to expand their existing business and explore new areas of opportunity. Our view of the future of subsea equipment involves structural integration of buoyancy into various components of the undersea distribution system. Due to our prominence in installation activities of subsea equipment throughout the world, our customers are increasingly asking us to supply the equipment and systems we install. Where appropriate, we intend to manufacture high-demand technology-advantaged products in high-growth markets. Our strategy is to become a major player in many facets of the offshore deepwater industry."
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