Hillenbrand to Acquire Herbold Meckesheim, Expanding Customer Offering for Complete Recycling Solutions

Posted by: Hillenbrand  | Jun 30, 2022

• Advances Hillenbrand’s long-term growth strategy into key end market of recycling
• Highly complementary technologies to Coperion branded products
• Enhances offering of complete recycling solutions and provides compelling cross-selling opportunities

• Expected to be accretive to Adj. EPS within first full year and deliver double-digit ROIC by year 3

BATESVILLE, Ind. June 30, 2022 – /PR Newswire / -- Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Herbold Meckesheim GmbH (Herbold) for an enterprise value of approximately €79 million. The transaction is expected to close during the fiscal fourth quarter of 2022, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.

Based in Meckesheim, Germany, Herbold is a leader in recycling systems, specializing in key process steps such as washing, separating, drying, shredding, and pulverizing. With annual revenue of more than €50 million, Herbold is highly complementary to the equipment and solutions offered under our Coperion brand and will accelerate Hillenbrand’s growth opportunities in the recycling end market.

At the completion of this transaction, Herbold will join the Coperion and Rotex brands as part of Hillenbrand’s Advanced Process Solutions (APS) segment. The APS segment is focused on highly engineered industrial processing solutions and aftermarket parts and services for a variety of end markets and applications.

“I am very excited to announce the acquisition of Herbold, which reinforces our commitment to growing as a world-class industrial company, executing our strategy to deliver long-term shareholder value, and accelerating our efforts to support a more sustainable future,” said Kim Ryan, President and CEO of Hillenbrand. “Herbold expands our position in the recycling end market, which has attractive, long-term growth prospects due to macro demand drivers for durable plastics and the desire for more sustainable solutions. Herbold will have a strong strategic fit with our Coperion brand, and together, we will be able to offer complete recycling solutions to our customers. Finally, we expect to enhance Herbold’s performance through the deployment of the Hillenbrand Operating Model and utilization of our global sales and service capabilities.”

Hillenbrand expects to use cash on hand and cash available under its revolving credit facility to fund this acquisition.

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