Spectra Systems Corporation (AIM:SPSY) entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Cartor Holdings Ltd for £10.5 million on December 4, 2023. Consideration comprises of £5.5 million satisfied in cash, £3 million will be paid thorough issue of new shares of common stock of Spectra and £2 million will be payable no later than 18 months after completion through issue of shares. In addition, Spectra will assume up to £4.5 million of Cartor current external debt.

The transaction is conditional on satisfaction of customary conditions including obtaining consents from certain customers of Cartor. In its year ended 30 September 2023, based on unaudited management accounts, Cartor generated an EBITDA of £2.52 million, turnover of £16.18 million and net assets of £4.9 million. The transaction is expected to complete during December 2023.

Chris Fielding and James Bavister of WH Ireland Limited acted as financial advisor to Spectra Systems Corporation.