LONG BEACH, Calif.
Oct. 3, 2013
, located in
Long Beach, California
, announces the acquisition of Sepro Membranes in Oceanside, California. With this transaction,
® have acquired the remaining shareholding of their longtime partner, Sojitz Corporation of
. Sepro specializes in the development and manufacture of high performance UF, MF and NF membranes and modules serving the water, food processing, mining, dairy and automotive industries. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
, APTwater CEO, stated, "We are very pleased to close this transaction with our longtime partner Sojitz. Sepro Membranes are core to our strategy going forward and we are excited about the prospects for growing the business. Additive to strong technology and manufacturing capabilities, we are acquiring a capable and committed staff and we expect to invest in capital expansions over the next two years to expand Sepro's capabilities and new products."
, General Manager Sojitz commented, "We have enjoyed a great working relationship with APTwater Rochem and are happy to change our style of working relationship. We look forward to continuing to work closely with APTwater Rochem®."
, Chief Growth Officer for APTwater added, "Sepro is core to our membrane led Growth Strategy and we have high expectations for investing in and growing the business with existing customers and partners. In addition, Sepro's development in the area of '
' is opening very promising new markets for our systems, modules and membranes to solve unique and challenging problems in the area of 'difficult to treat' waters and process fluids."
, Chief Financial Officer for APTwater acknowledged the flexibility and speed of response from our financing partners,
Hercules Technology Growth Capital
, who were instrumental in helping us close the transaction, stating, "It is always important to have partners like Hercules who take the time to understand the business strategy and what is required to support an organization's growth both in the short term and long term."
focus on difficult to treat waters for landfill leachate, Marine, Mining, Nuclear and Oil & Gas markets. Headquartered in
Long Beach, California
, with facilities in
, APT is backed by Venture Capital partners, including
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
, Waste Management's Venture arm and
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is now a wholly owned subsidiary of APTwater. Previously, Sepro was a joint venture company with ownership shared by APTwater and Sojitz. Sepro specializes in high performance UF, MF and NF membranes serving the water, food processing, mining, dairy and automotive industries.
is a multi-billion dollar trading company in
Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HTGC) ("Hercules")
is the leading specialty finance company focused on providing senior secured loans to venture capital-backed companies in technology-related markets, including technology, biotechnology, life science and energy and renewables technology industries, at all stages of development. Since inception (
), Hercules has committed more than
to over 250 companies and is the lender of choice for entrepreneurs and venture capital firms seeking growth capital financing.
Hercules' common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HTGC."