Industry Archives: Manufacturing


Northeastern US Aerospace Defense Manufacturer Available

The Company, located in the Northeastern United States, is a structural parts manufacturer for Defense aircraft such as CH-47 and V-22. It has been a family owned business for the past 30+ years and the owner is looking to retire. Sales are USD 20m+ and EBITDA is in the range of USD5-6m range. The Company has 5 year LTA’s with Boeing in place and a backlog of USD 20mm. This is an ideal “tuck-in” for a firm looking to add to its aerospace defense business or to add Defense to an already existing commercial aerospace business.

Deal Contact:
Koren Rogers Business Advisors
Michael Koren
[email protected]
+1 914 686 5800 x123

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High Density and High Strength Construction Materials from Gypsum in Latvia

The Company plans to produce high density and high strength construction materials from α form of gypsum. Despite its excellent technical qualities, this material has not been used in construction because of its high production costs. The Company is seeking investment of about USD 5m.

The Company has developed and patented a technology and machinery which decrease the energy intensity of the α form production by 2 to 3 times and shorten the production cycle from 24-78 hours to 10-12 hours, which will render this product highly competitive.
The Project plans to build a pilot plant in Latvia, which will produce α form construction material to be supplied to the international market, and prove the viability of the material to the industry.

Going forward, The Company will generate most of its revenues from selling licenses and machinery to other construction materials producers. In addition, The Company plans to acquire a gypsum quarry in order to ensure the supply of raw materials to the plant and sell the remainder to local building materials producers.

The Company is seeking funding possibilities for the first stage of the Project. The investor will start to enjoy safe and high returns on investment already within 3 years from the launch of the Project with long term continuous wealth growth in the Company that is projected to be worth several billion Euros.

Deal Contact:
Baltic Gypsum Technologies, Ltd.
Valdis Poikans
[email protected]

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Wanted to Buy: Disinfection Products Company

Buyer is seeking to purchase a USA based company or corporate division that sells disinfection products (wipes, solutions, chemicals, devices) and/or disinfection services (cleaning, remediation). Minimum Sales: $20M. Minimum EBITDA: $4M. Must be U.S. Headquartered. The Buyer will work with current management to grow the business and add functionality, if required.

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Dairy Canning Factory in New Zealand

This is a new company being established in New Zealand to pack dairy products such as infant formula. Business projections based on pre-committed sales volumes. Total investment NZ$10 mil with a payback within approximately 3 years from commencement of production. Balance of project cost of approx. $10 mil to be funded by bank debt. The business will be operated by an experienced management team.

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BRIEF-Ratos acquires Finnish LED optics company Ledil

Ratos acquires Ledil
Says purchase price (enterprise value) for 100% of company amounts to eur 97m, of which ratos will provide equity of approximately EUR 50m
* To acquire approximately 67% of the shares in the Finnish LED optics company Ledil Oy from the company’s founders
* In the split financial year 2013/2014, Ledil’s sales totalled EUR 24.5m with an operating profit (EBITA) of EUR 7.1m.
* Says since 2009/2010, Ledil has had an average organic growth of 40% per annum with good profitability.
* The company currently has approximately 70 employees.
* Acquisition is subject to approval from the relevant authorities and is expected to be completed around year-end. Source text for Eikon:

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Catalyst CEL Fund invests $42 mln in Lamina Technologies

JERUSALEM, Aug 21 (Reuters) Aug 21 (Reuters) – The Catalyst CEL Fund said on Thursday it had agreed to invest $42 million in Lamina Technologies, a Swiss-based maker of metal-cutting tools. The fund said it would invest $10 million of new capital into Lamina, which was founded in Israel, to fuel global expansion and up to $32 million will be distributed to the company’s existing shareholders.

As a result, Catalyst CEL will take on a controlling stake in Lamina in partnership with the firm’s current management team, it said. Co-founder and Chief Executive Peleg Amir will remain in his post.

“We see significant opportunities for expansion into the China market,” said Edouard Cukierman, managing partner of Catalyst CEL, noting that Lamina already has a strong presence in Europe, North and South America and Asia-Pacific.

Catalyst CEL is a joint venture between China Everbright Ltd and Israel’s Catalyst Equity Management. The fund has raised more than $100 million and aims to reach as much as $300 million to invest in Israel-focused companies.

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Orion Engineered Carbons raises $350 million in New York IPO

July 25 (Reuters) – Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. raised about $350 million in an initial public offering (IPO) in New York on Friday in which the carbon black producer issued shares at $18 each. The issuance price was below the company’s initial price range of $21-$24. The placement of 19.5 million common shares gives Orion a free float of about 32.5 percent, a spokesman said.

Its shares fell on Friday, trading 1.5 percent lower at $17.72 at 1751 GMT. Orion makes a form of carbon used as a performance additive in coatings, polymers and printing, and in the manufacturing of tires and mechanical rubber goods.

It was created in July 2011, when private equity investors Triton Capital and Rhone Group acquired the carbon black operations of German chemicals maker Evonik.

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Evraz Sells Czech Steel Plant For $98M Plus Debt

Moscow Times April 7, 2014
Russia’s largest steel producer Evraz has sold its Czech subsidiary, Vitkovice Steel, for $89 million to a group of private investors, as it continues to unload assets and cut costs. The buyers also took on the plant’s debt of $198 million, including $129 million it owes to Evraz, the Russian company said in a statement.

It said the buyers, each of which will acquire 20 percent of Vitkovice, were Martinley Holdings, Nabara Holdings, Vitect Services, Hayston Investments and Dawnaly Investments, without providing other data about the offshore companies.

Evraz, part-owned by Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich, has been cutting capital expenditure and disposing of various assets since oversupply pushed steel prices sharply down in the last few years. It posted a net loss of $122 million for the first half of 2013.
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Africa’s IHS to delist from Nigeria’s bourse in $118 mln deal

(Reuters) – African phone tower group IHS Plc has won shareholder approval to take the company private and will pay $118 million to buy out equity holders, it said on Thursday. Continue Reading →

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Slovenia agrees second selloff for reported $25 mln

LJUBLJANA, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Slovenia has sold the second public company from a list of 15 state assets slated for privatisation for a reported 18 million euros ($25 million), as part of efforts to revive its economy after narrowly avoiding an EU/IMF bailout last year. Continue Reading →

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