Cemtrex’s Acquisition of 46% Stake in Vicon Industries


Olshan advised Cemtrex on the deal

Cemtrex purchased 7,284,824 shares of common stock and a warrant to purchase an additional 1,500,000 shares of common stock of Vicon Industries, Inc. (NYSE American: VII), a global producer of video management systems for use in security, surveillance, safety and communication applications, from former Vicon Industries shareholder NIL Funding Corporation, pursuant to the terms of a Securities Purchase Agreement. Cemtrex’s purchase of the Vicon Industries common stock and warrant resulted in its beneficial ownership of approximately 46% of the outstanding shares of common stock of Vicon Industries.

Cemtrex purchased the shares of common stock and warrant of Vicon Industries in exchange for 1,012,625 shares of Cemtrex common stock. Under the Securities Purchase Agreement, Cemtrex agreed to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission and to use its commercially reasonable efforts to cause such registration statement to become effective with respect to the resale of the Cemtrex common stock. For additional information on the terms of the transaction, reference is made to the Securities Purchase Agreement.

Following the closing of the transaction, Saagar Govil, Cemtrex’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Aron Govil, Cemtrex’s Executive Director, joined the Vicon Industries Board of Directors and Saagar Govil assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of Vicon Industries.

Vicon Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, assembles, and markets a wide range of closed-circuit television systems and system components. In 2017 the company recorded $26.7 Million revenues.

Olshan advised with a team including Spencer Feldman (Picture) and Timothy Knox.

Involved fees earner: Spencer Feldman – Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP; Timothy Knox – Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP;

Law Firms: Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP;

Clients: Cemtrex, Inc;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti