Munters Acquires EDPAC, A Manufacturer of Data Center Equipment, and Strengthens Its Presence in Europe
Munters has acquired EDPAC, an Ireland-based manufacturer of data center cooling equipment and air handling systems for a purchase price of MEUR 29. The acquisition is part of Munters strategy to grow in the prioritized data center segment. Munters is a leader of energy efficient data center cooling solutions in North America and strengthens its presence in Europe through the acquisition.
EDPAC reported net sales of MEUR 17 and an adjusted EBITDA of MEUR 1.7 in the financial year ending April 2021. The company is headquartered in Carrigaline, Ireland with two manufacturing facilities in the country and has about 150 full time employees. EDPAC has a strong customer base with sales primarily in Europe with additional sales in the Middle East, South America and Asia.
The European data center market represents a sizeable, growing and attractive market opportunity for Munters. Today, Munters has a winning value proposition in the North America data center market and with the acquisition Munters will transfer proven technologies and engineering capabilities to Ireland.
“The European data center market is a prioritized segment for Munters and the acquisition is a significant step in our growth strategy“, comments Klas Forsström, President and CEO of Munters. “Our competences and experiences from the North American market will provide EDPAC with opportunities for further profitable growth. We foresee synergies by expanding our data center offering to Europe and by coordinating technology development and establishing unified processes.”
EDPAC manufactures precision cooling equipment and various air handling systems and is also a manufacturing partner for Munters Oasis systems. Sales of Munters products represents approximately seven percent of EDPAC’s total revenues. The acquisition brings complementary products to Munters current data center offering.
“We are excited to welcome EDPAC to Munters. EDPAC brings an attractive, differentiated customer base and high-quality products”, adds Klas Forsström. “In addition, EDPAC’s operating model is a perfect match with Munters ways of working.”
The consolidation will take place from the day of the acquisition. The acquisition will not have a significant impact on Munters earnings per share in current financial year.
About Munters Group
Munters is a global leader in energy efficient air treatment and climate solutions. Using innovative technologies, Munters creates the perfect climate for customers in a wide range of industries. Munters has been defining the future of air treatment since 1955. Today, around 3,300 employees carry out manufacturing and sales in more than 30 countries. Munters Group AB reported annual net sales of more than SEK 7 billion in 2020 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.munters.com.
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