FREMONT, Calif., July 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFII) has acquired privately-held Matan Digital Printers, an award-winning provider of innovative technologies for superwide-format display graphics and other industrial printing applications.
"This acquisition gives EFI an even broader range of products to help our customers capture important opportunities in superwide-format display graphics printing," said EFI CEO Guy Gecht. "Matan's strong R&D capability will further accelerate EFI's inkjet innovation, while filling a key spot in EFI's portfolio for a lower-acquisition cost line of roll-to-roll production printers focused on signage, banners, billboards and fleet graphics."
"Our technology and – most importantly – our customers have a great future ahead with EFI in terms of ongoing support and innovation," said former Matan President and CEO Hanan Yosefi. "The Matan team and I are excited to continue growing and innovating as part of one of the world's leading providers of industrial inkjet printing products."
Based in Rosh Ha'Ayin, Israel, Matan has developed digital printers and presses for a wide range of challenging industrial applications for more than a decade. The company's digital industrial inkjet printers are designed to offer high productivity, quality and durability, while ensuring a low cost of ownership. Matan's focus on roll-to-roll workflow has resulted in one of the industry's strongest offerings of material-handling features such as in-line cutting and slitting.
Matan's work force of approximately 70 employees has joined EFI, giving EFI a significant presence in Israel, a center for innovation in the printing industry. Yosefi has joined EFI as vice president and general manager, EFI Inkjet Israel.
EFI's acquisition was an all-cash transaction in which EFI paid the shareholders of Matan approximately $29 million to acquire all of Matan's outstanding shares. Under the purchase agreement, EFI also assumed approximately $5 million of Matan's debt, and deposited $14 million into escrow to serve as security for EFI's benefit for the indemnification obligations of the Matan shareholders. Subject to EFI's claims against the escrow, portions of the escrow may be released to the sellers in 2017 and 2022.
The transaction is expected to be slightly accretive to FY 2015 earnings. The Company will provide selected financial information about its anticipated Q3 2015 results including the impact of this transaction during its regular Q2 2015 earnings call scheduled for July 21, 2015.
A presentation with additional information on the transaction is available on the investor relations portion of EFI's website at ir.efi.com.
EFI™ (www.efi.com) is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, web to print, and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity, and efficiency.
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Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual future results to differ materially, or cause a material adverse impact on our results. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not necessarily limited to, unforeseen expenses; the difficulty of aligning expense levels with revenue; management's ability to forecast revenues, expenses and earnings; any world-wide financial and economic difficulties and downturns; adverse tax-related matters such as tax audits, changes in our effective tax rate or new tax legislative proposals; the unpredictability of development schedules and commercialization of products by the leading printer manufacturers and declines or delays in demand for our related products; changes in the mix of products sold; the uncertainty of market acceptance of new product introductions; intense competition in each of our businesses, including competition from products developed by EFI's customers; challenge of managing asset levels, including inventory and variations in inventory levels; the uncertainty of continued success in technological advances; the challenges of obtaining timely, efficient and quality product manufacturing and supply of components; litigation involving intellectual property rights or other related matters; our ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses; the uncertainty regarding the amount and timing of future share repurchases by EFI and the origin of funds used for such repurchases; the market prices of EFI's common stock prior to, during and after the share repurchases; any disruptions in our operations, the difficulty to retain employees; the compliance with the new requirements regarding the "conflict minerals," if they are found to be used in our products, and any other risk factors that may be included from time to time in the Company's SEC reports.
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