Exit: Triton completes sale of Aventics to Emerson

Cate­gory: Private Equity
18. July 2018

Laat­zen (Germany) — Funds advi­sed by Triton (“Triton”) have successfully comple­ted the sale of Aven­tics to Emer­son (NYSE: EMR). Aven­tics is one of the world’s leading compa­nies in the field of intel­li­gent pneu­ma­tic tech­no­lo­gies used in machine and factory auto­ma­tion. The parties have agreed not to disc­lose the purchase price.

Triton acqui­red Aven­tics in Decem­ber 2013 through a corpo­rate carve-out from Bosch. Under Triton’s owner­ship, Aven­tics’ manage­ment and advi­sory board have worked toge­ther on a number of impro­ve­ment initia­ti­ves to streng­then the company’s posi­tion as one of the world’s leading manu­fac­tu­r­ers of intel­li­gent pneu­ma­tic tech­no­lo­gies for machine and factory auto­ma­tion applications.

Key impro­ve­ment initia­ti­ves include the inter­na­tio­na­liza­tion of the busi­ness, the dive­st­ment of non-core busi­nesses, and effi­ci­ency gains in produc­tion. In prepa­ra­tion for the future, the digi­tiza­tion of the company was star­ted by intro­du­cing digi­tal tools. It also included occu­pa­tio­nal safety programs, invest­ments in product deve­lo­p­ment and the estab­lish­ment of a new global sales organization

About Aven­tics
Aven­tics is one of the leading manu­fac­tu­r­ers of pneu­ma­tic compon­ents and systems. The pneu­ma­tics specia­lists offer products and services for indus­trial auto­ma­tion and the food, pack­a­ging, medi­cal and energy tech­no­logy sectors. The company also deve­lops solu­ti­ons for commer­cial vehic­les, ships and rail vehicles.

By inte­gra­ting elec­tro­nics, using modern mate­ri­als and focu­sing on machine safety and Indus­try 4.0, Aven­tics is a pioneer in user- and envi­ron­­men­­tally-friendly solu­ti­ons. With the expan­sion of digi­ta­liza­tion, Aven­tics is posi­tio­ning itself for the future.

Aven­tics can look back on around 150 years of pneu­ma­tics expe­ri­ence and employs over 2,000 people world­wide. From its produc­tion sites in Germany, France, Hungary, USA and China, Aven­tics sells its products through direct sales and distri­bu­tors in more than 100 count­ries. Aven­tics Group has multi­ple certi­fi­ca­ti­ons, inclu­ding ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 for quality, ISO 50001 for energy manage­ment, and ISO 14001 for envi­ron­men­tal management.

About Triton
The Triton funds invest in medium-sized compa­nies based in Europe and support their posi­tive deve­lo­p­ment. They focus on compa­nies in the indus­trial, services and consu­mer goods/healthcare sectors.

Triton’s goal is to successfully deve­lop its port­fo­lio compa­nies in the long term by working toge­ther as part­ners. Triton and its manage­ment strive to gene­rate posi­tive change and growth through the sustainable impro­ve­ment of opera­tio­nal proces­ses and struc­tures. At present, Triton’s port­fo­lio includes 35 compa­nies with total sales of around EUR 13 billion and around 87,000 employees.

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