The SKF Group is a leading global supplier of products, solutions and services within rolling bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. Services include technical support, maintenance services, condition monitoring, asset efficiency optimization and training.
Thursday, Sep 57:20 AMSweden's SKF to buy Kaydon in $1.25B deal
Thursday, Sep 57:20 AM| Comment!
- Sweden's SKF, the world's biggest bearings maker, agrees to acquire Kaydon Corp. (KDN) in an all-cash deal valued at ~$1.25B.
- SKF (SKFRY.PK) has said it wants to expand in North America as industrial growth and modest wage increases make the region more attractive for major investments this year than China; KDN generates 62% of its sales ($475M total in 2012) in North America.
- The offer of $35.50/share represents a 22% premium over yesterday's closing price.
- KDN +22.5% premarket.