By Dominic Chopping 

STOCKHOLM--Swedish private-equity firm EQT AB said late on Monday that it has agreed to sell Dorner Holding Corp. to Columbus McKinnon Corp. in a deal worth $485 million.

The EQT Mid Market U.S. fund bought conveyor-systems manufacturer Dorner in 2017 from Incline Equity Partners.

"With the support of EQT, Dorner continued to grow organically to solidify its position as a leading global industrial technology business," EQT said.

"Substantial investments were made to integrate previous acquisitions [...] Research and development was also prioritized, resulting in industry-leading new product developments in additional end markets, such as life sciences and e-commerce, with many more products in the pipeline," the company added.

The transaction is subject to customary conditions and approvals and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.


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March 02, 2021 02:29 ET (07:29 GMT)

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