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TE Connectivity to Acquire Measurement Specialties, Inc.
ESTABLISHING TE AS A LEADER IN THE SENSOR MARKET
Jun 18, 2014
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), a world leader in connectivity, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS) for $86 cash per share or a total transaction value of approximately $1.7 billion (including assumption of net debt).
Measurement Specialties, a leading global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor-based systems with expected revenue of $540 million in its current fiscal year, offers a broad portfolio of sensor technologies including pressure, vibration, force, temperature, humidity, ultrasonics, position and fluid, for a wide range of applications and industries.
"The acquisition of Measurement Specialties is a key part of our strategy to be a leader in the very attractive, high-growth sensor industry and adds nearly $40 billion to our addressable market," said Tom Lynch, TE Connectivity Chairman and CEO. "We are excited about this acquisition as it enables TE to provide customers with an unmatched range of connectivity and sensor solutions that are essential in a world where everything is increasingly connected. We look forward to combining Measurement Specialties' strong breadth of products and technologies with our deep customer relationships and global scale. We are also delighted to welcome their talented team to TE."
Frank Guidone, CEO of Measurement Specialties, said, "The sensor market is quite strong, with both the number of applications and the content per unit increasing every year. We are excited to expand our product offerings to customers around the world through TE's unparalleled go-to-market capabilities. We look forward to working with TE toward a seamless integration for our customers and employees, and becoming the supplier of choice for customers' sensing requirements."
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TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit:www.TE.com.