Wärtsilä acquires Hamworthy plc

Wärtsilä's Björn Rosengren has announced the acquisition of Hamworthy plc Wärtsilä's Björn Rosengren has announced the acquisition of Hamworthy plc

Wärtsilä has announced that an agreement for the acquisition of UK engineering firm Hamworthy plc has been reached.

The move will enable the companies to combine resources and improve their market position with a view to exploiting more opportunities in the offshore market. The acquisition is conditional on the approval of Hamworthy shareholders and relevant regulatory approvals in Germany and Norway.

Björn Rosengren, chief executive of Wärtsilä said: “This acquisition enables both organisations to broaden and enhance their capabilities in the rapidly growing offshore, marine gas applications and the environmental solution market”.

Hamworthy specialises in the marine and oil and gas sectors. The company will be incorporated into the ship power division of Wärtsilä, whose global footprint will increase the geographical locations of sales and after sale service for Hamworthy products.

Under the terms of the acquisition, Hamworthy shareholders will receive 825p in cash for each share valuing Hamworthy’s share capital at approximately GBP 383 million.

The deal is expected to be concluded in the first quarter of 2012.

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