July 5, 2018 | Announcements

GCA Advises Sumitomo Heavy Industries on Its Acquisition of Lafert Group

We are pleased to announce that we acted as exclusive financial advisor to Sumitomo Heavy Industries on its acquisition of Lafert Group, a European leader in the design and production of electric motors and drivers customized for industrial use. This cross-border transaction is our latest in the industrials sector, as we recently advised NorthEdge Capital on its investment in Cutwel and TMC on its sale to IMA.

The acquisition of Lafert is a milestone in Sumitomo Heavy Industries’ expansion strategy in the electric motors and industrial machines electrification space. Lafert will be the global Competence Center for the research and development of all Sumitomo Drive Technologies motors and will also be the point of reference for the market development in the future.

Lafert will lead, on a global scale, the sales, marketing, R&D and engineering activities for motors manufactured in its production facilities in Italy, Slovenia and China.

Sumitomo Heavy Industries will support Lafert’s growth strategy and will assist the company in consolidating its leading position in the electric motors market. Both Sumitomo Heavy Industries and Lafert will mutually benefit from accessing new markets.

This transaction highlights GCA’s longstanding relationship with Sumitomo Heavy Industries, which has resulted in six successful advisory engagements to date. The acquisition of Lafert is Sumitomo Heavy Industries’ largest acquisition to date.

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