Generac to Acquire Selmec Equipos Industriales, S.A. de C.V.

Acquisition of Selmec strengthens Generac’s position as a leader in the Latin American generator market

Waukesha, Wisconsin, UNITED STATES

WAUKESHA, Wis., Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC), a leading global designer and manufacturer of generators and other engine powered products, announced today the signing of a purchase agreement to acquire the shares of Selmec Equipos Industriales, S.A. de C.V. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries from Enesa Energia, S.A. de C.V. and Enesa, S.A. de C.V. The agreement includes the power generator product and after-sale support services of the business.

Selmec, founded in 1941 and headquartered in Mexico City, is a designer and manufacturer of industrial generators from 10 kW to 2,750 kW.  With approximately 300 employees and 100,000 sq.ft. of production capacity, Selmec offers a market leading service platform and specialized engineering capabilities, together with robust integration, project management and remote monitoring services.

“Selmec’s deep experience in standby energy solutions, specifically telecom, data center and other mission critical applications, where power is essential for operational continuity, makes this a great fit for our Latin America strategy,” said Ricardo Navarro, Generac’s Senior Vice President - Latin America.  “Acquiring Selmec will allow us to dynamically scale our existing Ottomotores business, leveraging both distribution and operational footprints of the combined businesses to offer the Latin American market a broader portfolio of products and solutions.”

“This is a very exciting development for Selmec to partner with a global leader in power generation technology to offer an expanded portfolio of products and solutions. This transaction will allow Selmec to continue to innovate, leveraging Generac’s technical capabilities and expertise especially in gaseous powered generation,” said Gabriel Hajj, Selmec’s CEO and Principal at Enesa.  “We are pleased to join the Generac family, and we look forward to our continued success as we work together to provide greater value to our customers.”

The transaction is expected to close in three to six months following pending receipt of required regulatory approval.

About Generac (NYSE:GNRC):

Since 1959, Generac has been a leading designer and manufacturer of a wide range of power generation equipment and other engine powered products.  As a leader in power equipment serving residential, light commercial, and industrial markets, Generac's power products are available globally through a broad network of independent dealers, distributors, retailers, wholesalers and equipment rental companies, as well as sold direct to certain end user customers. 

About Grupo Enesa (Enesa Energia, S.A. de C.V. and Enesa, S.A. de C.V.)

Grupo Enesa is a private equity fund that invests and manages companies in the energy and health sectors in Mexico and Latin America. Its leadership team is integrated by a group of professionals who have extensive experience in finance and management operations, as well as a broad knowledge of the industries and markets in which the fund participates. The fund operates under a long-term strategy, focused on building solid, high potential organizations.

About Selmec (Selmec Equipos Industriales, S.A. de C.V.):

With more than 75 years in the distributed energy market, Selmec designs and manufactures diesel generators from 10kW to 2,750kW and natural gas and LP gas generators from 30kW to 400kW. Selmec products are complemented with experience in integral solutions for engineering, procurement, implementation, operation and maintenance of power generation and management projects.

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