discoverIE Group PLC to acquire well-established German designer and manufacturer of sensors

Limitor, started in 1979, models and manufactures tailor made thermal basic safety parts for industrial markets

DiscoverIE Team PLC (), the customised electronic parts specialist, mentioned it has acquired Limitor, a German designer and maker of thermal basic safety parts and sensors.

DiscoverIE is at first spending €14.5mln to receive Limitor on financial debt-absolutely free, hard cash-absolutely free basis, which will be funded from the group’s present financial debt facilities.

A contingent payment of €3.5mln could be induced relying on the effectiveness of the obtained organization about the future a few yrs.

The acquisition, which is anticipated to boost the group’s fundamental earnings and beef up its fundamental working margin, is subject matter to regulatory approvals, which are anticipated to be received in the first quarter of future yr.

Limitor has carried out regularly well about new yrs, discoverIE mentioned, with revenues for 2019 of €8.2mln making a claimed pre-tax earnings of €1.7mln, and an working margin of 21%. Gross assets at the end of 2019 stood at €3.9mln.

Trading about the final twelve months has also been resilient, the Uk business added.

“The acquisition of Limitor continues our system of building a differentiated, global, progress-focused electronics group with powerful working margins and will be accretive. Limitor has a long-recognized keep track of file of production and giving high-excellent tailor made sensors internationally, principally for basic safety applications,” mentioned Nick Jefferies, the main executive of discoverIE in a assertion.

“Operating within just our Variohm cluster of sensor enterprises, it will acquire obtain to our broader foundation of consumers and with it, new profits chances in our focus on markets. We are delighted to welcome the Limitor team into discoverIE Team,” he added.