Acquisition Deal Flowrox Sells its Valve and Pump Businesses for 49 Million Dollars
Flowrox has sold its valve and pump businesses to Neles with an aim to focus on its other businesses. The acquisition is in line with Neles’ growth strategy of diversifying its business and enhancing its offering and exposure to the mining and metals industry.
Lappeenranta, Finland – Flowrox, a Finland-based company sold its valve and pump businesses to Neles, a listed Finnish manufacturer of industrial valves. The deal also includes the Flowrox brand. Flowrox’s industrial automation, environmental technologies and filter business are excluded from the acquisition and will continue under a new, later to be announced name and brand.
“In recent years, Flowrox’s operations have expanded in many areas through product development and acquisitions. Now it is time to focus. This business transaction will enable us to advance the remaining businesses to the next level. We see Neles as a great partner and a company who can further develop our valve and pump business,” says Jukka Koskela, President and CEO, Flowrox.
With the transaction, approximately 50 % of Flowrox personnel will be transferred to Neles. Acquisition closing is expected to take place in November 2021.
According to Neles, the acquisition will complement the company’s offering and exposure to the mining and metals industry.
“Diversification of our customer industries is a key component of Neles’ growth strategy. This acquisition is an excellent fit for Neles as Flowrox is a well-known niche player in flow control within mining and metals with the right offering and very strong competence and knowhow,” says Olli Isotalo, President and CEO of Neles. “Going forward, we plan to continue developing the transferring businesses as a platform for growing in a strategic focus industry.”
The purchase price of the valve and pump businesses is 49 million dollars, with additional earn-out consideration of up to 3.5 million dollars.