Atlas Engineered Products Announces Acquisition of Hi-Tec Industries in British Columbia

March 01, 2022

March 1, 2022 - Nanaimo, British Columbia / Atlas Engineered Products (“AEP” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: AEP; OTC Markets: APEUF) announced today that the Company has completed the acquisition of Hi-Tec Industries Ltd. (“Hi-Tec”) located in Lantzville, British Columbia. The letter of intent entered in to for this transaction was previously announced on November 24, 2021.

We are excited to announce the acquisition of Hi-Tec. Hi-Tec is a successful, well-run business and when this acquisition opportunity arose it was too good to pass up. The future synergies with our Atlas Building Systems location and additional customer base for product expansion is exciting and our team is looking forward to this integration moving forward,” said Hadi Abassi, AEPs CEO, President and Founder. “AEP has completed the next step in expanding its footprint in British Columbia where seasonality and the effects of winter are not as impactful as the rest of Canada.

Hi-Tec manufactures roof trusses and sells engineered wood products to a strong, loyal customer base on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. This location is just under 15 minutes north of AEP’s Atlas Building Systems location in Nanaimo, British Columbia which will offer some unique synergies from labour to shipping to equipment and more. During its last fiscal year ended August 31 2021, Hi-Tec earned unaudited revenues of just over $5.0 million, net income before taxes of just over $1.0 million and a normalized EBITDA(1) of $1.25 million, resulting in a normalized EBITDA margin(1) of 25%.(2) Over the last three years, Hi-Tec earned average unaudited revenues of approximately $4.6 million, net income before taxes of $751,000, normalized EBITDA(1) of $1.16 million, with an average normalized EBITDA margin(1) of 25%. (2)

Under the terms of the share purchase agreement (“SPA”), AEP has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Hi-Tec for a purchase price of $5.8 million in cash, with a working capital adjustment to be determined and finalized within 60 days of closing date of the SPA. In addition, AEP has acquired the land and buildings on which Hi-Tec’s facilities are located for a price of $3.25 million in cash based on a completed independent appraisal. Stillwater Capital acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Hi-Tec for this transaction.

AEP has entered into a term loan for the $5.8 million and a mortgage for 75% of the $3.25 million through the Company’s existing banking relationships, with the remaining portion of the land and building purchase and working capital adjustment will be funded by internally generated cash. The Company opted to fund this acquisition with debt given the current low interest rates and to preserve majority of its cash for future strategic plans and opportunities.

About Atlas Engineered Products Ltd.

AEP is a growth company that is acquiring and operating profitable, well-established operations in Canada’s truss and engineered products industry. We have a well-defined and disciplined acquisition and operating growth strategy enabling us to scale aggressively, giving us a unique opportunity to consolidate a fragmented industry of independent operators.

For further information please contact:

Atlas Engineered Products Ltd.
Phone: 1-250-754-1400
Email: [email protected]
PO Box 37036 Country Club PO
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N4

For investor relations please contact:

Paul Andreola, Director
Phone: 1-604-644-0072
Email: [email protected]
Atlas Engineered Products Ltd.
PO Box 37036 Country Club PO
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N4


Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements. These statements reflect management’s current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations; they are not guarantees of future performance. Although AEP believes that the expectations reflected in the forward looking statements are reasonable, there is no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct, or that such future events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. AEP cautions that all forward looking statements are inherently uncertain and that actual performance may be affected by a number of material factors, many of which are beyond AEP’s control. Such factors include, among other things: Risks and uncertainties relating to AEP, including those to be described in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) for AEP’s three months ended March 31, 2021. Accordingly, actual and future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, AEP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.


Except as noted below, the financial information provided in this news release is derived from the AEP’s unaudited financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and the related notes thereto as prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) and related IFRS Interpretations Committee (“IFRICs”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”). A copy of AEP’s unaudited financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and the related Management’s Discussion and Analysis is available on AEP’s website at or on SEDAR at Financial information for AEP’s acquisitions are included in AEP’s unaudited financial statements from the date of acquisition. Financial information for acquired businesses for periods prior to the date of acquisition were prepared by management and have not been reviewed or audited by independent auditors.


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