IDEX Corp. to buy Nova Technologies


Northbrook, IL, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — November 19, 2007 – IDEX Corporation, an applied solutions company specializing in fluid and metering technologies among other products, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nova Technologies Corporation (NTC), a provider of metering technology and flow monitoring services for the water and wastewater markets. NTC develops products and provides comprehensive integrated solutions that enable industry, municipalities and government agencies to analyze and measure the capacity, quality and integrity of wastewater collection systems. This essential process of flow monitoring and measurement plays a determining role in the upgrade of municipalities’ wastewater infrastructure. Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, with regional sales and service offices throughout the United States and Australia, NTC has annual revenues of approximately $70 million.

Commenting on the acquisition, IDEX Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Larry Kingsley stated: "We are extremely pleased with NTC’s decision to become part of IDEX. NTC is a recognized leader in the flow monitoring and metering products and services supporting the growing water and wastewater markets. NTC’s expertise in flow measurement solutions enables the continued enhancement of our market-based water platform within the Fluid and Metering Technologies segment."

NTC’s President, Karl Boone, said: "We are excited to become part of IDEX and its Fluid and Metering Technologies segment. IDEX is a recognized leader in applied engineered solutions, with brand recognition in the water and wastewater markets. We will now have a global footprint, as well as the support for a broader technology platform, which will enable us to help our customers comply with the ever increasing regulations which continue to drive our business."

The NTC transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2007.