ARX has sold VUES Brno to Moog
Lincoln International (“Lincoln”), a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that it has advised ARX Equity Partners on the sale of VUES Brno s.r.o. (“VUES” or the “Company”) to Moog Inc. (“Moog”). The final purchaser, Moog, is a U.S.-based and NYSE-listed worldwide leading designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision control components and systems and had 2017 sales of USD 2.5 billion. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, wind energy, marine and medical equipment.
Lincoln acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the seller. Based on the development of a convincing equity growth story, Lincoln led a highly competitive auction process with strong interest from both strategic investors as well as financial sponsors from around the globe.
Founded in 1947, VUES is a leading European electric machine specialist with a strong track record in designing, manufacturing and testing customized electric motors and generators. VUES is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, and operates three facilities in the region. The Company has a diverse customer base in Europe and serves a variety of applications in the automation, automotive test, energy and industrial markets. Its product lines include servomotors, linear motors, generators, exciters, high speed machines and measuring/test stands.
Pat Roche, President of Moog’s Industrial Systems segment: “We are pleased to welcome VUES to Moog’s expanding line of high performance motion products. This business aligns with our core business model of delivering a competitive advantage to our customers by providing custom motion control solutions. The VUES product offering, engineering expertise and manufacturing capability will strengthen our market position.”
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