• May 16, 2016, 10:54 AM
    • Fuel Systems Solutions (FSYS +2%) co-founder Pier Antonio Costamagna issues a statement on the company's upcoming merger with Wesport Innovations (WPRT +0.5%). The snippets below tell you pretty clearly which way Costamagna is voting with his 8.7% stake.
    • "It is stunning to me the FSS Board continues to move ahead with this merger in light of the consistent and alarming state of Westport."
    • "FSS shareholders are receiving no premium at the current implied offer, which only continues to decline."
    • "FSS will be a significant contributor but under the Amended Merger Agreement will receive an inadequate stake in the combined company."
    • Full statement
    • Now read Fuel Systems Solutions Shareholders Must Reject The Proposed Merger With Westport Innovations
    May 16, 2016, 10:54 AM | 12 Comments
  • May 10, 2016, 8:41 AM
    • Pier Antonio Costamagna, a co-founder of Fuel Systems Solutions (NASDAQ:FSYS), will be voting against the company's proposed merger with Westport (NASDAQ:WPRT).
    • Reasons: 1) The Amended Merger Agreement does not reflect a fair value for FSS shareholders. 2)The Cartesian Financing clearly strangles the future of the combined firm. 3) FSS' split board vote and extraordinary director actions demonstrate a clear concern over future value of the combined business.
    • Costamagna has sole voting power over 1,576,043 shares of FSS common stock, representing an approximately 8.7% stake.
    May 10, 2016, 8:41 AM | 8 Comments
  • Sep. 1, 2015, 10:02 AM
    • Fuel Systems Solutions (NASDAQ:FSYS) agrees to be acquired by Westport Innovations (NASDAQ:WPRT) in an all-stock deal valued at ~$7.54/share; trading halted.
    • The companies say the deal will create "a premier alternative fuel vehicle and engine company," resulting in a combined equity value of $351M based on Aug. 31 closing prices and combined annual revenues of $380M-$405M projected for 2015.
    • The companies cite significant potential for improved profitability even in current volatile market conditions, including untapped savings and merger synergies in excess of $30M/year starting in 2016 and fully realized by 2018.
    • Shares are scheduled to resume trading at 10:20.
    Sep. 1, 2015, 10:02 AM | 5 Comments
  • Jun. 28, 2013, 12:08 PM

    Shares of Westport Innovations (WPRT -1.6%) reverse course to trade lower on a bit of profit taking after a solid two-day run higher. Earlier this morning, the company announced it's acquired Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) subsidiaries BAF Technologies and ServoTech Engineering for $25M in stock. Both companies also announced a $5M joint marketing and sales program.

    Jun. 28, 2013, 12:08 PM
  • Feb. 15, 2013, 3:48 PM

    This morning's spike in shares of Westport Innovations (WPRT +7.6%) on takeover speculation gains momentum into the close. Chatter centers around potential interest from Cummins (CMI +0.3%), already involved in a JV that accounts for much of WPRT's medium-term profits.

    Feb. 15, 2013, 3:48 PM | 17 Comments
  • Mar. 6, 2012, 6:26 PM

    Westport Innovations (WPRT) acquires most of the assets from Advanced Engine Components Limited, an Australian auto-parts manufacturer specializing in patented electronic fuel injection systems, for AUD$1.45M ($1.6M) in cash and assumed liabilities. Shares -0.7% AH.

    Mar. 6, 2012, 6:26 PM