With its technology proven and in licensing, company now free to acquire profitable companies in the water treatment industry.
Los Angeles – August 18, 2015 – OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, today announced its three year strategic plan, which includes five or more acquisitions of water treatment service companies. The company published the plan as part of its latest presentation, “Today & Tomorrow – OriginClear and its Family of Companies”.
“Now that our technology is proven, we can focus on acquiring profitable companies in the fast-growing water treatment services sector,” said Riggs Eckelberry, OriginClear CEO. “With our first Definitive Agreement under our belt, we plan to continue to look selectively at additional candidates for the OriginClear Family of Companies™.”
Recently, OriginClear announced that it had signed a Definitive Agreement to acquire 100% of Dallas-based Progressive Water Treatment, a profitable systems integrator forecasting $6 million in 2015 revenues.
“We know that founders of successful water treatment businesses may have long-term exit or retirement concerns,” said Bill Charneski, OriginClear senior vice president. “By joining the OriginClear Family of Companies, they have an opportunity to own a piece of an established public company. And they will continue to operate under their existing brand, with support from us only as needed.”
OriginClear believes the way to ramp up an acquisition program successfully is to support and encourage collaboration among some of the most successful independent businessmen in the water business, and avoid the “central integration” trap.
The candidate company should have revenues of $5-20 million, with local and regional strengths. It should be service-intensive and customer-facing. For now, only US-based companies are being considered.
Interested owners should contact OriginClear’s Corporate Acquisitions department.
“The ideal company would be owned by the founders, there for the duration, and backed by a strong executive team” continued Charneski. “Anyone wanting to sell their company so they can retire should not apply. We want go-getters who want to help create a new game.”
The report “A Blue Revolution – Global Water,” based on views of 35 analysts covering 60 companies from 18 countries, stated that demand for water will outstrip supply 40 percent by 2030 and close to half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas.
The report stated that the global water services industry is on pace to double its annual revenues to $1 trillion by 2020, largely driven by scarcity issues and growing demand for water treatment.
French water and waste company Veolia recently announced that it more than doubled its 2014 net profit in the first half of 2015.
“Veolia is the model for a company which grew through acquisitions,” said CEO Eckelberry. “Now there is a new opportunity to acquire a string of solid performers to create a new player focused on water treatment systems and services.”