October 4, 2023


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

Limitor, established in 1979, styles and manufactures custom made thermal safety parts for industrial markets

DiscoverIE Team PLC (), the customised digital parts specialist, said it has acquired Limitor, a German designer and company of thermal safety parts and sensors.

DiscoverIE is in the beginning having to pay €14.5mln to receive Limitor on personal debt-free of charge, dollars-free of charge basis, which will be funded from the group’s current personal debt facilities.

A contingent payment of €3.5mln could be activated based on the functionality of the obtained business enterprise above the up coming 3 a long time.

The acquisition, which is envisioned to increase the group’s fundamental earnings and beef up its fundamental working margin, is topic to regulatory approvals, which are envisioned to be been given in the 1st quarter of up coming yr.

Limitor has carried out regularly effectively above the latest a long time, discoverIE said, with revenues for 2019 of €8.2mln generating a reported pre-tax revenue of €1.7mln, and an working margin of 21{79e59ee6e2f5cf570628ed7ac4055bef3419265de010b59461d891d43fac5627}. Gross assets at the finish of 2019 stood at €3.9mln.

Buying and selling above the past twelve months has also been resilient, the United kingdom enterprise additional.

“The acquisition of Limitor proceeds our system of making a differentiated, international, progress-concentrated electronics team with strong working margins and will be accretive. Limitor has a extensive-established track file of producing and giving higher-excellent custom made sensors internationally, principally for safety purposes,” said Nick Jefferies, the main govt of discoverIE in a statement.

“Operating in just our Variohm cluster of sensor companies, it will attain accessibility to our broader base of clients and with it, new gross sales alternatives in our concentrate on markets. We are delighted to welcome the Limitor team into discoverIE Team,” he additional.