Ingersoll Rand to buy Tuthill Pump Group

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Ingersoll Rand Inc has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Tuthill Corp’s Pump Group in an US$84.6 million deal.

Tuthill’s Pump Group specialises in gear and rotary piston pump solutions for sustainable, high growth end markets, including life science, food and beverage, medical and water and wastewater treatment. The business has manufacturing facilities in Alsip, Illinois, USA and in Ilkeston, UK, approximately 100 employees and annual sales of more than US$25 million.

When the deal closes, the Pump Group’s employees and brands will join the Ingersoll Rand Precision and Science Technologies (PST) segment.

Earlier this year, Ingersoll Rand Inc completed the US$184 million acquisition of Tuthill Vacuum and Blower Systems, a division of Tuthill Corp.

“This is the second business we have purchased from Tuthill Corporation and I’m excited to welcome another Tuthill team to the Ingersoll Rand family,” said Vicente Reynal, president and CEO of Ingersoll Rand. “With an IRX-driven playbook in place, I’m confident the integration of the Pump Group will be as seamless and successful as the prior transaction, and will help extend our portfolio of mission critical, high margin pumping solutions within PST.”

“This transaction aligns with our M&A focused capital allocation strategy, meets our strategic and financial criteria, and we expect it to deliver meaningful shareholder value through synergy realization, including a mid-single digit Adjusted EBITDA purchase multiple by year three of ownership,” added Reynal.

Ingersoll Rand says that Tuthill’s Pump Group is highly complementary to its existing PST brands including MP, Oberdorfer and ARO, increasing PST’s market presence, and providing access to new end markets, customers and applications.

“Tuthill’s Pump Group has been a part of my family for 100 years – and that is not a valid reason to deny the good people in this business the chance to team up with a powerhouse like Ingersoll Rand,” said James Tuthill, chairman of Tuthill Corporation. “The combination of this time-tested business with Ingersoll Rand’s industrial might is exciting indeed. With new wind in its sails, I can’t imagine a more promising future.”