SOURCE: Thermon Group Holdings, Inc.

Thermon Group Holdings, Inc.

April 07, 2015 16:16 ET

Thermon Announces Acquisition of Sumac

SAN MARCOS, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2015) -  Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: THR) ("Thermon") today announced that its indirect subsidiary, Thermon Canada, Inc. ("TCI"), acquired a controlling interest in Thermon Power Solutions, Inc. ("TPSI"), a newly created entity, effective April 1, 2015. Also effective April 1, 2015, TPSI acquired the business previously conducted by Sumac Fabrication Co. Ltd. ("Sumac") (together with TCI's acquisition of a controlling interest of TPSI, the "Transactions").

Sumac is a designer and fabricator of temporary power distribution equipment that is used in hazardous-location and general purpose areas within industrial facilities. For its fiscal year ended September 30, 2014 ("FY14"), Sumac generated revenue of approximately $17.6 million Canadian dollars (approximately $14.1 million US dollars at the current exchange rate). Sumac's management team will continue to operate the business following the closing of the Transactions.

The cash consideration paid by TCI for a 75% equity interest in TPSI was $14.25 million Canadian dollars (approximately $11.4 million US dollars at the current exchange rate) in cash at closing, subject to customary working capital adjustments, and a potential contingent cash payment of up to $7.5 million Canadian dollars (approximately $6.0 million US dollars at the current exchange rate) based on the EBITDA performance of the business for the 12-month period following the closing of the Transactions, subject to certain Transaction related adjustments. The cash purchase price paid at the closing of the Transactions implies a multiple of approximately 4x Sumac's FY14 EBITDA (as adjusted to exclude certain compensation paid to the equity owners of Sumac that is not expected to recur). An entity affiliated with Dwayne Sampson, President of Sumac, will retain a 25% equity interest in TPSI, which TCI will have the right to acquire beginning on the third and fourth anniversaries of the closing of the Transactions.

"Sumac has built an impressive business offering temporary power solutions to world-class energy end-users, EPC firms and contractors. Their go-to-market approach, customer base and financial profile are very similar to Thermon's. The acquisition of Sumac represents an attractive opportunity for us to enhance our product offering on a global basis, and to grow Sumac's business outside of Canada through Thermon's extensive global footprint. The acquisition is consistent with our strategy of pursuing organic and inorganic growth opportunities within and adjacent to our core business. We look forward to welcoming the employees of Sumac into the Thermon family. Additionally we look forward to partnering with Sumac's President, Dwayne Sampson, and are pleased that he will be retaining an ongoing economic interest in the financial results of the business," said Rodney Bingham, President and Chief Executive Officer of Thermon.

"Sumac has successfully grown its business over the last decade, and we have reached a point in our development where an outside partner such as Thermon will help us accelerate future growth into new markets globally. We are excited to be partnering with Thermon and look forward to continued success," said Dwayne Sampson, President of Sumac.

About Thermon

Through its global network, Thermon provides highly engineered thermal solutions, known as heat tracing, for process industries, including energy, chemical processing and power generation. Thermon's products provide an external heat source to pipes, vessels and instruments for the purposes of freeze protection, temperature maintenance, environmental monitoring and surface snow and ice melting. Thermon is headquartered in San Marcos, Texas. For more information, please visit

About Sumac

Sumac is a designer and fabricator of temporary power distribution equipment that is used in hazardous-location and general purpose areas within industrial facilities. Founded in 2005, Sumac's business to date has been focused on serving customers' temporary power equipment needs for their turnaround/maintenance projects and new construction projects primarily in the Western Canada energy market. Sumac has its headquarters and fabrication facility in Fort McMurray, Alberta. For more information, please visit

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