Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE:GB) announced that its subsidiary, Electrochem Commercial Power
, signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire Engineered Assemblies Corporation
(“EAC”) for approximately $12m in cash. Greatbach expects to close this transaction in November 2007. EAC, based in Teterboro, New Jersey, with operations in Suzhou, China, is a leading provider of custom battery solutions and electronics integration focused on rechargeable battery systems. EAC complements and extends the array of markets Electrochem currently serves, such as military and aerospace, oceanographic and seismic surveying, and other industrial markets. In addition to these areas, EAC also supplies power solutions for external medical devices such as automated external defibrillators, infusion pumps, patient monitoring devices and MRI equipment. Greatbatch anticipates that EAC will have annual sales in the range of $20-$23m for 2007. Excluding one-time purchase accounting adjustments, such as in-process R&D charges, earnings are expected to be neutral in 2007 & 2008 and accretive thereafter.