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FEATURE: $ Xylem’s Premium Takeover of Pure a Benefit to AAO Investors

Posted by AGORACOM at 3:17 PM on Monday, December 18th, 2017


Companies that develop patented technologies for inspection, monitoring and management of critical infrastructure are being acquired to meet growth demands of larger corporations.

  • Pure has received a 102% premium to market
  • Xylem quick to recognize growth potential and present value of Pure technology & assets
  • Augusta is a peer of Pure and provides similar infrastructure services in Oil Industry

Pure Technologies to be acquired by Xylem

Pure’s business model incorporates four distinct business streams coincident with Augusta

  • Premium technical services including pipeline inspection, leak detection and condition assessment
  • Specialized engineering services in areas related to asset management, primarily in the area of pipeline condition assessment
  • Sales of proprietary monitoring technologies for pipelines
  • Recurring revenue from data analysis, site maintenance, and from technology licensing.

Augusta Industries

FOX-TEK – Focused on the oil & gas sector with non- intrusive pipeline technology ( fiber optic sensors ) that accurately measure changes that could negatively impact clients’ operations.

3 Technologies Integral to Fox-Tek Operations:

  • EFM for Corrosion Monitoring
  • FBG for Cracking Stress Monitoring
  • Leak Detection Monitoring

Marcon International – an industrial supply contractor servicing the energy sector and a number of US Government entities, clients that include government departments and global energy companies

  • US DHS
  • US DOE
  • US Air Force / Navy
  • NASA
  • Qatari Gas


  • Augusta revenues for 2016 / $4.6M
  • Augusta market cap is 6.4$ as of December 14th, 2017
  • The proposed Spin-Off of FOX-TEK is expected to return up to $25,000,000 of stock to existing shareholders of Augusta.
  • Though terms of the Spin-Off are yet to be finalized, the proposed $2.5:$1 benefit to shareholders is now one step closer with the announcement of the Lock-Up Agreement & NCIB


For more information about Augusta:  watch this interview with Allen Lone on AGORACOM.