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Business Observer Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 2 years ago

Manufacturer acquires distributor for $26 million

Helios Technologies acquired Custom Fluidpower, an Australian distributor that serves mining, material handling, agriculture, construction, energy/oil and gas markets.

SARASOTA — Helios Technologies, the parent company of Sarasota-based Sun Hydraulics, acquired the shares of Australian fluid power distributor Custom Fluidpower for approximately $26 million.

According to a press release, the acquisition was funded using approximately $9.3 million in cash and approximately 333,000 shares of SNHY common stock. 

Custom Fluidpower serves markets including mining, material handling, agriculture, construction, energy/oil and gas.

“While this is a relatively small, ‘bolt-on’ acquisition for us, it is strategically significant," says Helios Technologies President and CEO Wolfgang Dangel in a statement. "CFP is energized by an innovative culture which is an essential component of our acquisition criteria. Geographically, the business provides a vital stepping stone from which we can further build our presence in the growing Asia-Pacific region and, specifically, Southeast Asia.”

Custom Fluidpower had sales of approximately $46 million for its fiscal year that ended on June 30.

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