Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited (Hamilton, Bermuda) announced that it has agreed to sell its Bobcat, Utility Equipment and Attachments business units to Doosan Infracore for cash proceeds of approximately $4.9 billion. The sale is subject to customary closing conditions and is targeted to close early in the 2007 fourth quarter.
The combined businesses manufacture and sell compact equipment, including skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, mini-excavators and telescopic tool handlers; portable air compressors, generators, and light towers; general-purpose light construction equipment; and attachments. For full-year 2006 these businesses collectively generated approximately $2.6 billion in revenues. The sale includes manufacturing facilities in Gwinner and Bismarck, North Dakota; Carrollton, Georgia; Litchfield, Minnesota; Petersburg, Virginia; Wujiang, China; Dobris, Czech Republic; Lyon and Pontchateau, France; Slane, Ireland; and Tredegar, Wales. The businesses employ approximately 5,700 people worldwide.
“The sale of Bobcat, Utility Equipment and Attachments represents the last major action to transform our business portfolio to reposition Ingersoll Rand as a diversified industrial company,” said Herbert L. Henkel, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We remain focused on driving growth and creating shareholder value through three strategic platforms serving global climate control, industrial and security markets. I am confident that these businesses will deliver consistent financial performance over the long term and across all phases of the economic cycle.”
Credit Suisse Securities and Goldman, Sachs & Co. acted as financial advisers and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett acted as legal advisers for Ingersoll Rand in this transaction.