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Altra completes acquisition of Stromag power transmission business

Altra Industrial Motion Corp., a global manufacturer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products, has closed on the acquisition of the Stromag business from GKN.

Stromag generated approximately €131 million in revenue in 2015, and the acquisition is anticipated to be accretive to Altra’s earnings in 2017, excluding any one-time or acquisition-related costs.

The acquisition cost comprised the assumption of debt totaling approximately €14 million and a cash consideration of approximately €184 million and is subject to normal adjustments related to working capital and other reconciling items.

“Stromag provides Altra with complementary products, increased presence in key geographic regions, and penetration into new growth end markets,” said Carl Christenson, chairman and CEO of Altra.

“It has a strong reputation, and its highly engineered clutches, brakes, torsional couplings, and limit switches serve as excellent product extensions for Altra. We are excited to welcome the more than 700 Stromag employees to the Altra family,” he added.