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Andina Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: ANDA; ANDAW; ANDAU) (“Andina”)
and privately-held Tecnoglass S.A. and C.I. Energia Solar S.A. E.S. Windows (sister companies under common management, collectively, “Tecnoglass”) today jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Tecnoglass will become a subsidiary of Andina.
Headquartered in Barranquilla, Colombia, Tecnoglass is a leading vertically-integrated manufacturer of hi-spec architectural and industrial glass and windows, and associated aluminum products for the global residential and commercial construction industries. Tecnoglass sells to more than 300 customers in North, Central and South America, and exports approximately 43% of its production to foreign countries, with the United States accounting for approximately 30% of Company revenues in 2012. Tecnoglass’s tailored, high-end products are found on some of the world’s most distinctive properties, including the El Dorado Airport (Bogota), Imbanaco Medical Center (Cali), Trump Plaza (Panama), Trump Tower (Miami), and Four Waterway Square (The Woodlands, TX).
Andina and Tecnoglass expect to provide additional information regarding this transaction on August 19, 2013.
EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. and Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC are acting as financial advisors to Andina. Graubard Miller and Maples and Calder are acting as legal advisors to Andina, and McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Arnstein & Lehr LLP and Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados S.A. are acting as legal advisors to Tecnoglass.
About Andina Acquisition Corporation
Andina Acquisition Corporation was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on September 21, 2011 as a blank check company for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities.
Andina’s initial public offering was declared effective March 16, 2012 and was consummated on March 22, 2012. Andina received net proceeds of $38.3 million through the sale of 4.0 million units, each consisting of one ordinary share and one warrant and certain private placements that were consummated simultaneously with the initial public offering. As of May 31, 2013, Andina held $42.74 million in a trust account maintained by an independent trustee, which will be released upon the consummation of the business combination.