Advised on Purchase of CompanyIndustrials
Acquired 100% of Shares
Finnish investment company DevCo Partners acquired the largest Czech industrial valve manufacturer, ARMATURY Group.
ARMATURY focuses primarily on the Gas Pipeline, Power and Metallurgical sectors. In 2018, ARMATURY generated revenue of €60 million and employed circa 550 staff in its modern and well developed production facility.
ARMATURY will be combined with Vexve, a Finland based district energy valve manufacturer already owned and managed by DevCo. Together, ARMATURY and Vexve will become a European leader for valve solutions, with a complete portfolio for customers in the wider energy sector and an aggregate turnover of approximately €110 million.
Jussi Vanhanen, CEO of Vexve, will become the CEO of the combined entity. Vexve and ARMATURY valves are manufactured in highly automated production facilities, in order to guarantee the highest possible quality in large volumes and further distributed through large-scale service centers in Europe, Russia and China.
The IMAP Finland team acted as financial advisor to DevCo and Vexve, with cross-border support in the introductory phase from members of the IMAP Czech Republic team.