Coppell, Texas – July 23, 2018 – Costar Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTC Markets Group: CSTI) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the assets of Arecont Vision through the Company’s subsidiary, Arecont Vision Costar LLC (Arecont Vision).
Arecont Vision is the leading manufacturer of network cameras and megapixel surveillance cameras, offering a large selection of megapixel IP cameras. Arecont Vision is a U.S.-based company with its corporate headquarters, as well as its R&D, manufacturing and customer support operations located in Glendale, California. With the acquisition of Arecont Vision, both Costar’s and Arecont Vision’s customers will have access to a broader product line while continuing to receive the same high level of sales, service and support they have come to expect. To learn more about Arecont Vision, please visit our webpage at https://www.arecontvision.com/Company/about-arecont.
DLA Piper acted as Costar’s legal counsel in connection with the transaction. Costar entered into a funding agreement with UMB Bank to provide up to $23.5 million to fund the acquisition and provide working capital for the combined Costar entities going forward.
About Costar Technologies, Inc.
Costar Technologies, Inc. develops, designs, manufactures and distributes a range of security solution products including surveillance cameras, lenses, digital video recorders and high-speed domes. The Company also develops, designs and distributes industrial vision products to observe repetitive production and assembly lines, thereby increasing efficiency by detecting faults in the production process. Headquartered in Coppell, Texas, the Company’s shares currently trade on the OTC Markets Group under the ticker symbol “CSTI.” Costar was ranked as the 40th largest company in a&s magazine’s Security 50 for 2017. Security 50 is an annual ranking by the magazine of the world’s largest security manufacturers in the areas of video surveillance, access control and intruder alarms, based on sales revenue.
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