Columbus McKinnon to Acquire Magnetek

  • July 27, 2015
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July 27, 2015 - Columbus McKinnon will  acquire all of the outstanding shares of Magnetek for $50 per share for a total value of $188.9 million. Magnetek designs and manufactures digital power and motion control solutions for material handling, elevators and mining applications.

"The accretive combination of Magnetek's technology and "smart power" with our broad line of lifting and positioning mechanical products creates a total solution for our customers," noted Timothy T. Tevens, President and CEO of Columbus McKinnon.

Mr. Tevens continued, "We believe Magnetek's technology will enable the industrial world to continue to advance productivity and safety beyond what mechanical solutions alone can offer. Strategically, this acquisition provides an ideal adjacent capability for us to continue to supply our customers with best in class material handling solutions.

"We see many opportunities for revenue synergies by advancing Magnetek's power control technology globally through our multiple sales channels and introducing it into key vertical markets. In addition, we can offer more complete material handling solutions to shared key vertical markets including Automotive, Heavy OEM, Mining, as well as Energy."

Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Magnetek has approximately 340 employees. Trailing twelve month sales as of the end of its first quarter of fiscal 2015 were $112.2 million, of which approximately 10% was international. Nearly 75% of revenue was related to material handling. Sales were up 10% in Magnetek's first quarter of 2015, while income from continuing operations increased 74% compared with the prior-year period. Operating margin for the period was 9.4% of sales.  

About Columbus McKinnon Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services, which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials. Key products include hoists, cranes, actuators and rigging tools. The Company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and engineering know-how. 

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