IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire STC Material Solutions (“STC”), an integrated provider of advanced material science solutions, from Artemis for cash consideration of $206 million USD, subject to customary post-closing adjustments.
STC specializes in the design and manufacturing of technical ceramics and hermetic sealing products for the most extreme, mission critical applications. The company has relationships with leading manufacturers in the semiconductor, aerospace and defense, industrial technology, medical technology, and energy sectors. Headquartered in St. Albans, Vermont, STC also has operations in Santa Ana, California (USA).
“STC Material Solutions expands our growing expertise in material sciences and offers significant opportunities to collaborate with other IDEX critical components businesses on comprehensive solution sets for customers,” IDEX Chief Executive Officer and President Eric Ashleman said. “We see STC as an excellent fit with our growth strategy, possessing IDEX qualities throughout, including highly-engineered products developed and built with expertise that commands a premium.”
“We continue to prioritize the identification and completion of high-quality acquisitions like this. Our extended M&A team has developed a strong funnel of excellent prospective additions that will continue to put our strong balance sheet to work,” Ashleman said.
STC is expected to generate approximately $50 million in revenue in 2024, with IDEX-like margins and will be included in the Health & Science Technologies (HST) segment.
IDEX expects the transaction to close by late-2023, subject to regulatory approvals. This acquisition is expected to be funded by IDEX using cash on hand and proceeds from its revolving credit facility.
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IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX) makes thousands of products and mission-critical components that improve everyday life all around you. If you enjoy chocolate, it quite possibly passed through a Viking® internal gear pump at the candy factory. If you were ever in a car accident, emergency workers may have used the Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool to save your life. If your doctor ordered a DNA test to predict your risk of disease or determine a course of treatment, the lab may have used equipment containing components made by IDEX Health & Science. Founded in 1988 with three small, entrepreneurial manufacturing companies, we’re proud to say that we now call over 50 diverse businesses around the world part of the IDEX family. With more than 8,500 employees and manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries, IDEX is a high-performing, global company with over $3.1 billion in annual sales, committed to making trusted solutions that improve lives. IDEX shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “IEX”.