Greaves Cotton to purchase Excel Controlinkage for Rs 385 crore

Greaves Cotton reported a net profit of Rs. 6.43 crore during Q3FY23, compared to a net loss of Rs. 6.24 crore during the same period last year. Contrarily, revenue increased by 5.57% to Rs 513.51 crore during Q3 FY23 from Rs 486.40 crore in the prior-year quarter.

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Greaves Cotton, a diversified engineering company, signed a binding term sheet to acquire a 100% stake through multiple tranches in Excel Controlinkage. The deal value Excel Controlinkage at 7.5x of FY23 normalized EBITDA for the first tranche, subject to a maximum enterprise value of Rs 385 crore.

The latest acquisition will enable Greaves to build a complementary product portfolio with common customer segments, grow its international footprint and export revenues, and aid in the growth of the fuel-agnostic powertrain portfolio. As Greaves strengthens its mobility ecosystem, the latest initiative also accentuates Greaves’ strategy of building mechanical, mechatronic, and electronic capabilities, the company said in a statement.

Nagesh Basavanhalli, Executive Vice Chairman, Greaves Cotton Limited, “The acquisition is highly profitable and margin accretive at a consolidated level and complements our vision to build new competencies and accelerate the growth of clean-tech, last-mile mobility. Excel has established itself as one of the leading players in manufacturing of mechanical and electronic motion control systems with integrated manufacturing capabilities in India. By harnessing our common synergies, we will be positioned to unlock new growth opportunities for Greaves and emerge as a strong catalyst for a self-reliant, full stack, Made in India mobility ecosystem”.

Ashok Mrig, Founding Partner, Excel said, “We have created Excel as a proud engineering and product manufacturing company, providing solutions to our OEM and aftermarket customers." We are confident that in partnership with Greaves with its multi-product, multi-location engineering capability is the right partner for Excel to grow its business globally and multiply Excel’s value in interest of all stakeholders.”

Arup Basu, MD, Greaves Cotton Limited, said, “Excel Controlinkage has a complementary product portfolio serving common industry segments." "The combined capabilities will expand GCL’s technical competencies and act as a springboard for profitable growth across geographies on a larger base of engineering products and services.”

Excel is one of the largest players in mechanical and electronic motion control systems, with an integrated capability to manufacture push-pull cables, levers, and sensors. Excel’s wide range of portfolio includes heavy-duty push-pull cables, mechanical levers & linkages, and electronic throttle levers catering to customer segments like commercial vehicles, construction equipment, agriculture, material handling, marine, and SPVs, supplying directly to vast majority of the OEMs as well as for aftermarket. Excel provides the perfect opportunity for Greaves to scale up this business while also unlocking synergy benefits, the statement reads.

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