The Top 10 filtration business stories of 2017 so far

Hy-Pro filter elements.
Hy-Pro filter elements.
Mann+Hummel's headquarters in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
Mann+Hummel's headquarters in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
Left to right: OxyMem co-founders Wayne Byrne, Dr Eoin Syron and Professor Eoin Casey pictured at University College Dublin.
Left to right: OxyMem co-founders Wayne Byrne, Dr Eoin Syron and Professor Eoin Casey pictured at University College Dublin.

1. AAF Flanders to acquire Aire Filter Products

American Air Filter Co Inc (AAF International) and its subsidiary Flanders Corp acquires Phoenix, Arizona-based Aire Filter Products (AFP), one of the oldest HVAC air filter service companies in the USA.

2. Donaldson buys Hy-Pro Filtration

Donaldson Co Inc acquires Hy-Pro Corp, an Anderson, Indiana-based manufacturer of filtration systems and replacement filters for stationary hydraulic and industrial lubrication filtration applications.

3. Enviro Voraxial Technology signs purchase agreement with Schlumberger

Enviro Voraxial Technology Inc enters into an agreement to sell its intellectual property, substantially consisting of its Voraxial Separator patents and trademarks, to Schlumberger.

4. Parker Hannifin completes US$4.3bn acquisition of Clarcor

Parker Hannifin Corp seals its acquisition of filter maker Clarcor Inc for approximately US$4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt.

5. Mann+Hummel to acquire Jack Filter

The Mann+Hummel Group signs a binding agreement to acquire Jack Filter Lufttechnik and Jack Filter Hungaria, expanding its product portfolio in HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) and HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters.

6. Suez and CDPQ to acquire GE Water in €3.2bn deal

French utility Suez and Canadian institutional investor Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) enter into a binding agreement to purchase GE Water & Process Technologies from General Electric Co for an enterprise value of €3.2 billion.

7. Filtration Group to acquire Essentra’s Porous Technologies business

Filtration Group Corp agrees to buy Essentra plc’s Porous Technologies operations.

8. Pentair acquires Union Engineering

Pentair plc buys Union Engineering A/S from Danish private equity fund Capidea and a number of minority shareholders.

9. Saudi Aramco invests in Irish wastewater technology company OxyMem

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) takes a stake in Irish wastewater treatment technology company OxyMem Ltd.

10. Hitachi Zosen to acquire Osmoflo

Japan's Hitachi Zosen Corp enters into a definitive agreement with Shine Investments to acquire a majority stake in Osmoflo Holdings Pty Ltd.