NCAB Group Acquires Phase 3 Technologies in the US

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NCAB Group has the 4th of May acquired Phase 3 Technologies, based in San Jose, California, USA located in the Silicon Valley region.

Phase 3 Technologies, with 17 employees, is an advanced trader of PCBs conducting business primarily in California. The company has much success with ‘quick turn’ service – smaller batches of PCBs with short delivery times, complementing NCAB’s US portfolio well. Phase 3 Technologies largely sources PCBs from factories in South Korea and the US.

Most sales come from customers in California who are new to NCAB. Sales in 2022 amounted to USD 24 million (SEK 247 million) with an EBITA margin of roughly 15%. Sellers are Saul Kennedy and Paul Sargis who will both remain within the company and NCAB going forward.

The purchase price was 23.5 MUSD (242 MSEK), with a potential earn-out based on increased gross profit in 2023.

The company will be consolidated with NCAB Group from today. The acquisition is expected to be Earnings accretive for NCAB Group in 2023. Synergies are expected in the areas of suppliers, payment terms and logistics.

Peter Kruk, Chief Executive Officer of NCAB Group:

“Phase 3 Technologies will further add to our growth in the USA. Phase 3 will also further expand our factory network in South Korea, much like our acquisition of db electronic in Germany announced recently. That will be appreciated by our customers.”

Robert Balson, President North America Segment:

“Phase 3 Technologies complements our North American operations well and will provide cross-selling opportunities. Getting a footprint in Silicon Valley and being able to provide our customers with fast deliveries of small volumes is particularly valuable when it comes to product development and prototypes. “

Sellers Saul Kennedy and Paul Sargis:

“We have been looking for a way to expand our business and bring more opportunities to our customer base. Selling to and integrating our company with NCAB Group is the best possible way to grow. We are excited to join forces with NCAB and are confident this will be an interesting and rewarding step both for our customers and employees.”


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