Filtration-related M&A activity between April and June 2018 included acquisitions for Andritz, BHS-Sonthofen, Camfil, Evoqua, Filtration Group, Hayward Industries, John Crane and Nederman.
Camfil AB bought the French air filter company Chimbault-Peyridieux. Established in Mauriac in 1978, the family-owned company designs and manufactures air filters for air treatment and work environments.
Swedish environmental technology company Nederman acquired Auburn FilterSense LLC, a US provider of particulate emissions monitors and intelligent controls for industrial particulate/dust filtration systems.
Pool pump and filter manufacturer Hayward Industries Inc purchased ConnectedYard Inc, the California company that has developed the pHin™ Smart Water Care solution.
BHS-Sonthofen bought German mixing and drying technology company AVA GmbH & Co KG. The AVA product range includes horizontal and vertical mixers and dryers.
Camfil AB acquired Bushbury Holdings, a UK group of companies which includes MC Air Filtration Ltd, a specialist in high efficiency extraction and supply air systems that protect personnel from particulate and toxic contaminants within key sectors including nuclear, bio tech, pharmaceutical and medical research.
Filtration Group Corp purchased the global Facet filtration business from Parker-Hannifin Corp. Facet manufactures and markets filter housings, filter cartridges and complete filtration systems for hydrocarbon filtration and separation, and is a leader in global aviation fuel filtration.
Filtration Group Corp acquired active packaging technology company Multisorb Technologies. Buffalo, New York-headquartered Multisorb is a global provider of sorbent solutions that manage moisture, oxygen, odour and volatile organic compounds for a wide range of packaging formats. Multisorb employs more than 450 people across five facilities in the US and India.
Evoqua Water Technologies Corp signed a definitive agreement to purchase ProAct Services Corp, a US provider of on-site water and air treatment solutions and services, from private equity firm Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company Inc and members of management, for US$132 million.
Mechanical seal specialist John Crane completed its purchase of Seebach GmbH, a German provider of highly engineered filtration solutions.
Austria’s Andritz AG entered into a merger agreement to acquire Xerium Technologies Inc, a global manufacturer and supplier of machine clothing and roll covers for paper, tissue and board machines.
Andritz signed a contract to acquire Novimpianti Drying Technology Srl, a global supplier of engineered equipment and services for the paper industry, from Novigroup Srl. Based in Lucca, Italy, Novimpianti employs approximately 40 people and has annual sales of around €10 million.
First quarter filtration-related 2018 mergers and acquisitions are listed here.