Why Parker-Hannifin (PH) Is Buying Meggitt For £6.3 Billion 

By Amit Chowdhry ● Aug 2, 2021
  • Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE: PH) announced it is buying Meggitt for £6.3 billion. These are the details.

Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH) — a global leader in motion and control technologies — announced that it has reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Meggitt, a global leader in aerospace and defense motion and control technologies. The deal is valued at £6.3 billion.

The acquisition remains subject to satisfaction of the conditions set out in the announcement, including regulatory clearances and approval by Meggitt’s shareholders. Meggitt (headquartered in Coventry, the UK) had annual revenue of approximately $2.3 billion in 2020 and employs more than 9,000 team members serving customers around the world. And Meggitt has diverse aerospace and defense exposure with technology and products on almost every major aircraft platform.

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“The combination of Parker and Meggitt is an exciting opportunity for both companies’ team members, customers, shareholders and communities. We strongly believe Parker is the right home for Meggitt. Together, we can better serve our customers through innovation, accelerated R&D and a complementary portfolio of aerospace and defense technologies.

“We are committed to being a responsible steward of Meggitt and are pleased our acquisition has the full support of Meggitt’s Board. We fully understand these responsibilities and are making a number of strong commitments that reflect them. During our longstanding presence in the UK we have built great respect for Meggitt, its heritage, and its place in British industry. Our own journey over more than 100 years has taught us the importance of a strong culture and reputation.”

— Tom Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Parker-Hannifin