ZAPI Buys Delta-Q | Construction News

Delta-Q Technologies (Delta-Q), a leader in battery charging solutions for electric vehicles and industrial machines, and ZAPI S.p.A. (ZAPI), an Italian manufacturer of electronic speed controllers, electric motors, battery chargers, and associated products for electric and hybrid vehicles, has  acquired all outstanding shares of Delta-Q, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, including those held by investor Tandem Expansion Fund. The transaction closed on November 30th, 2016.

“The acquisition of Delta-Q is a strong strategic fit for ZAPI Group, and will provide additional solutions that the combined customer base will benefit from”, said Giannino Zanichelli, president of ZAPI Group. “We are impressed with Delta-Q’s revenue growth, brand strength, and people. We look forward to supporting the Delta-Q management team and employees as they continue to execute their growth plans under the Delta-Q brand.”

After the acquisition, the group will employ over 1,200 people in its main facilities worldwide with a total revenue of more than 400 million US dollars.

“As a part of the ZAPI Group, we will be able to accelerate our market and geographic expansion,” said Ken Fielding, Delta-Q’s co-founder and CEO. “The capabilities of ZAPI allow us to strengthen the support and service we provide to our customers and partners. We are excited about where we can go next, building on the exceptional capabilities of our team, our strong core values and further leveraging the Delta-Q brand which is well recognized in our markets. As part of the ZAPI Group we look forward to continuing to drive our growth forward, leveraging their capabilities, complementary technologies, and global footprint.”

ZAPI is one of the main manufacturers of electronic speed controllers for application in electric and hybrid vehicles. ZAPI, founded in 1975, has focused its activity on development, innovation, design and manufacturing of a wide range of high quality low and high voltage electronic controllers and associated products, such as electric motors, battery chargers, and electric power steering solutions. Today, ZAPI is the recognized leader in advanced controller technology and electric power train systems throughout the world.

Mooreland Partners acted as financial advisor, and Stikeman Elliott LLP along with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP acted as legal counsel, to Delta-Q. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP along with Lawson Lundell LLP acted as legal counsel for ZAPI.