Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and FLIR Systems Inc. announced that Teledyne will acquire FLIR in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $8 billion.
Under the terms of the agreement, FLIR stockholders will receive $28 per share in cash and 0.0718 shares of Teledyne common stock for each FLIR share, with a total purchase price of $56.00 per FLIR share based on Teledyne’s 5-day volume weighted average price as of Dec. 31, 2020.
As part of the transaction, Teledyne has arranged a $4.5 billion 364-day credit commitment to fund the transaction and refinance certain existing debt. Teledyne expects to fund the transaction with permanent financing prior to closing.
Teledyne expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to earnings, excluding transaction costs and intangible asset amortization, and accretive to GAAP earnings in the first full calendar year following the acquisition.
Robert Mehrabian, executive chairman of Teledyne, noted that, at the core of both companies is proprietary sensor technologies. Its business models are also similar: each provide sensors, cameras and sensor systems to our customers. However, Mehrabian pointed out that the technologies and products are complementary with minimal overlap, having imaging sensors based on different semiconductor technologies for different wavelengths.
“For two decades, Teledyne has demonstrated its ability to compound earnings and cash flow consistently and predictably,” said Robert Mehrabian, Executive Chairman of Teledyne. “Together with FLIR and an optimized capital structure, I am confident we shall continue delivering superior returns to our stockholders.”
“FLIR’s commitment to innovation spanning multiple sensing technologies has allowed our company to grow into the multi-billion-dollar company it is today,” said Earl Lewis, chairman of FLIR. “With our new partner’s platform of complementary technologies, we will be able to continue this trajectory, providing our employees, customers and stockholders even more exciting momentum for growth. Our board fully supports this transaction, which delivers immediate value and the opportunity to participate in the upside potential of the combined company.”
Jim Cannon, president and CEO of FLIR, added, “We could not be more excited to join forces with Teledyne through this value-creating transaction. Together, we will offer a uniquely complementary end-to-end portfolio of sensory technologies for all key domains and applications across a well-balanced, global customer base. We are pleased to be partnering with an organization that shares our focus on continuous innovation and operational excellence, and we look forward to working closely with the Teledyne team as we bring our two companies together to capitalize on the important opportunities ahead.”
The transaction, which has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies, is expected to close in the middle of 2021.