Denver, CO – In April 2014, private equity funds managed by Blackstone entered into a definitive purchase agreement with affiliates of Onex Corporation and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to acquire all of the equity interests in Pinafore Holdings B.V., the parent company of Gates Corporation. The transaction is expected to close later this year and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
The aggregate consideration payable in the transaction will be approximately $5.4 billion (subject to certain customary adjustments).
Gates is a global manufacturer of power transmission belts and fluid power products that are highly engineered and critical components, used in diverse industrial and automotive applications. Gates derives a majority of its sales from replacement markets around the world. Further information is available at www.Gates.com.
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