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September 17, 2015

BGL Announces Sale of MACTek Corporation to Pepperl+Fuchs

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) is pleased to announce the sale of MACTek Corporation (MACTek), to Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH. BGL served as the exclusive financial advisor to MACTek in the sale. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1993 and based in Twinsburg, Ohio, MACTek is the world’s leading supplier of HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) protocol communication devices. HART is the global standard for sending and receiving digital information in harsh and often hazardous industrial environments. A leader in industrial technology innovation, the company’s wired and wireless communication products and solutions have set the standard for manufacturing and process control communication applications in such diverse end markets as oil & gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and food processing.

Tom Holmes, founder and CEO of MACTek commented that, “BGL’s deep sector knowledge of industrial automation, controls, and test and measurement was critical in assisting us in evaluating our strategic alternatives and in executing a global process.”
Andrew Petryk, head of BGL’s Industrials practice, led the transaction. Petryk commented, “Industrial Technology is a key area of focus for the practice. We were pleased to have had the opportunity to work with an industry leader.”

The acquisition will extend Pepperl+Fuchs’ integrated solutions offerings and strengthen its position in the Wireless HART market. Headquartered in Mannheim, Germany, Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leader in the design, manufacture, application, and support of a broad range of robust solutions to process automation markets and applications. The company has nearly 5,600 employees worldwide, more than 80 foreign subsidiaries on six continents, and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, Singapore, Hungary, China, Indonesia, and Vietnam.