Wohler Technologies Adds On

Wohler Technologies Inc., a Hayward, Calif.-based provider of in-rack audio and video monitoring solutions, has acquired Europa Australia, a provider of high-end solutions to the broadcast industry. No financial terms were disclosed. Wohler Technologies is a portfolio company of Hanover Partners.



Wohler Technologies, Inc., of Hayward, California, the worldwide leader in providing in-rack audio and video monitoring solutions for the broadcast, motion picture, and professional audio/visual markets, has purchased Europa Australia, Pty Ltd. Europa Australia was established in 1996 to provide unique and cost-effective high-end solutions for the broadcast industry. Led by Elio De Luca, one of the world’s preeminent experts in the field of closed captioning and data insertion and extraction technologies.

“Europa Australia is known for its ability to provide cost-effective solutions customized to the specific needs of each broadcast client,” said Carl J. Dempsey, Wohler president and CEO. “The purchase of Europa Australia positions Wohler as a premier provider of closed-captioning and data control solutions. Through our new relationship with Elio and the Europa Australia engineering team, we will be equipped to respond to the development of closed-captioning standards in any country. This is a fantastic add-on to our existing talented engineering team. It is our ambition to be an extension of our clients’ engineering resources and we can only do this is if we invest in the right talent and technology.”

Hanover is thrilled with Wohler’s acquisition, which will position it for growth in its video product line and beyond its core of monitoring products. We are excited to bring on Elio De Luca, one of the foremost video engineers in the world,” commented Chairman of the Board, and Hanover Partners Principal John E. Palmer.

Hanover Partners acquired Wohler Technologies, Inc. from its founder in 2006.

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To discuss the Europa Australia acquisition or Wohler Technologies and to discuss future investment opportunities with Hanover Partners, please contact John Palmer at johnp@hanoverpartners.com.

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