Parker Completes Clarcor Acquisition

By Mike Brezonick28 February 2017

Parker Hannifin Corp. announced it has completed its acquisition of Clarcor Inc., a global manufacturer of filtration products, for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The strategic transaction creates a combined organization with a comprehensive portfolio of filtration products and technologies, offering customers a single streamlined source for all their purification and separation needs, Parker said.

Under the definitive agreement signed on Dec. 1, 2016, Parker has purchased all outstanding Clarcor shares for $83 per share in cash. The transaction is expected to be accretive to Parker’s cash flow, earnings per share and earnings before tax, interest, depreciation and amortization, after adjusting for one-time costs.

Clarcor joins Parker’s Filtration Group and provides Parker with additional proprietary media, industrial and process filtration products and technologies, as well as a portfolio of replacement filters. It also adds more than a dozen Clarcor brands, Airguard gas turbine filters.

Parker added that it possesses strong relationships with original equipment manufacturers and customers in international markets while Clarcor offers a solid U.S. presence, especially for recurring sales in the aftermarket.

“This is an exciting new journey as we work together to build the next generation of filtration,” said Tom Williams, chairman and chief executive officer of Parker. “Our enhanced filtration presence is expected to add resilience to our bottom line, improve operating margins, and enable us to meet long-term growth goals, strengthening our ability to achieve top quartile financial performance.”

An integration team has been formed including employees from both Parker and Clarcor, and a detailed integration plan is underway designed to capture synergies and allow for a smooth transition of the two organizations, Parker said.

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