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Stanley to acquire Infologix

BY HBSDEALER Staff

New Britain, Conn.-based Stanley Black & Decker announced it has entered into a deal to acquire Hatboro, Pa.-based Infologix, a provider of enterprise mobility solutions for the healthcare and commercial industries.

According to Stanley, the total transaction value is approximately $61.2 million, including the assumption of debt, of which approximately $22.1 million is currently outstanding and a portion of which is convertible into shares of common stock of InfoLogix.  

The acquisition will help grow Stanley’s existing Healthcare Solutions business by adding an established provider of mobile workstations and asset tracking solutions.  

"The acquisition of InfoLogix is consistent with Stanley Black & Decker’s portfolio diversification strategy and continues the expansion of one of our growth platforms, Stanley Healthcare Solutions," said Brian Kaner, CFO and COO of Stanley Convergent Security/Healthcare Solutions. "Offering strategic technology consulting services will enable Stanley Healthcare Solutions to assist clients in improving workflow, productivity and profitability through complete enterprise mobility solutions. With a strong leadership team and talented employee base, we plan to leverage InfoLogix’s expertise in mobility solutions, clinical integration services, and mobile managed services in expanding our growing security and healthcare businesses."  

The transaction is scheduled to close early in the first quarter of 2011.

 

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