Published on 14 September 2018 |

OSMOS Group and SANLIEN Technology Corp jointly acquire SIAP+Micros to develop global offering in integrated monitoring solutions

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PRESS RELEASE

 

Conegliano, September 14th, 2018 – SIAP+Micros S.r.l, an Italian leader in meteorological, hydrological and environmental monitoring sectors announces that 100% of its shares have been jointly acquired by OSMOS, recognized specialist in the field of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and subsidiary of the French EREN Group, and by SANLIEN Technology Corp, Taiwan-based provider of safety and accurate measurement services for civil engineering projects.

Practically, this acquisition has been completed by SIAP+Micros Holding S.r.l., an Italian company created by OSMOS and SANLIEN. To demonstrate their confidence in SIAP+Micros’ strategy and to ensure the continuity of the business for the full satisfaction of both Italian and foreign customers, the new shareholders have decided to maintain the existing organization and management. Therefore, the current President of the Board, M. Renato Maguolo, and the Chief Executive Officer, M. Alex Stevanin, have been confirmed in their respective positions.

SIAP+Micros has been created in 2003 from the merger of SIAP Bologna (1925) and Micros (1976). With almost 100 years of history and experience in the meteorological sector, the company has gained a worldwide recognition for its cutting-edge expertise in the field of environmental monitoring. It has developed one of the widest available range of state-of-the-art products and systems, totally “Italian made”, including meteorological, hydrological and environmental sensors, as well as data transmission equipment and high value software tools.

Since 2003, SIAP+Micros was mainly owned by the late Mr. Piergiorgio Vigliani together with his family and several minority shareholders including MM. Giovanni Garnero and Carlo Zumaglini. Under the leadership of MM. Maguolo and Stevanin, the company has consolidated its expertise and accelerated its development in Italy and internationally. The capability of SIAP+Micros to bring innovative solutions, offer comprehensive services and develop international partnerships have boosted the expansion of its customer base, both in the public and private sectors.

The partnership between SIAP+Micros, OSMOS and SANLIEN is a unique combination of differentiated expertise and service portfolios. It will bring to the market a wider and complementary offering of integrated monitoring solutions for the building, infrastructure and industrial sector.

Climate and weather conditions impact our daily lives, our societies, our economies, and our infrastructures. Infrastructures are aging and are very much exposed to extreme climatic events, accelerated by climate change, and are increasingly impacted by the consequences of globalization such as heavy traffic. In this context, high-quality monitoring solutions are key to anticipate necessary maintenance and renovation works of infrastructures and guarantee their durable functioning and safety in the long-term.

OSMOS and SANLIEN monitor already a wide range of infrastructures around the world and have established themselves as major players in providing integrated monitoring solutions. The full acquisition of SIAP+Micros represents a key milestone in the development of OSMOS and SANLIEN as it will provide them with powerful additional solutions and expertise in meteorological, hydrological and environmental monitoring. Furthermore, both companies will enable SIAP+Micros to leverage their already established networks across the globe to expedite its own development at the international level.

 

About SAN LIEN Technology Corp.

SANLIEN Technology Corp, established in 1967, has been at the forefront of monitoring buildings and infrastructures in Taiwan through engineering instrumentation. SANLIEN provides safety and accurate measurement of civil engineering projects and works.

SANLIEN’S engineering solutions include EEWS (Earthquake Early Warning System), the integration of sensors, industrial automation and graphic equipment as well as pile loading test, geotechnical automatic monitoring systems, structural monitoring, landslide monitoring, weather monitoring systems and other services related to high quality measurements. SANLIEN provides instrumentation and monitoring systems for many important civil construction projects in Taiwan and other countries in Asia such as Korea, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Australia, New Zealand, as well as Mexico and USA.

 

Transaction Advisors

 

M&A advisors: Avvalor Corporate Solutions (F. Ricci, N. Diers)

Legal & Financial advisor of SIAP+Micros: Senior&Juniors TP (R.G. Lorenzon)

Legal & Financial advisor of Sellers: Magnocavallo e Associati (M. Bisceglia), and M. Ugo Palumbo

Legal advisors of OSMOS and SANLIEN:  Ughi Nunziante (L. Bulan, L. Cascone, A. Vanni)

Financial advisors of OSMOS and SANLIEN: Albion (O. Etienne, M. Monaci) and Ginini (E. d’Angelo, G. Romano)

 

Press Contacts

Italy:               Giovanni Ceccarini, SIAP+Micros, + 39 347 3709928, 

France:           Agnès Catineau, Brunswick Group, +33 (0)1 53 96 83 83, 

Taiwan:          Grace Chen, SANLIEN, + 88 622 708 1730, 

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