IDEX Corporation to Acquire Flow Management Devices LLC
January 29, 2020
IDEX Corporation (NYSE:IEX) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Flow Management Devices, LLC (Flow MD), a privately-held provider of flow measurement systems that ensure custody transfer accuracy in the oil and gas industry, for cash consideration of $125 million, before closing adjustments.
Flow MD engineers and manufactures technically-differentiated “unidirectional captive displacement provers,” also called “small volume provers.” In a market where slight inaccuracies in flow meter measurements at transfer points can result in enormous payment discrepancies for customers, Flow MD’s calibration products serve a critical application.
Flow MD has annual sales of approximately $60 million, and will join IDEX’s energy group, complementing the pump and metering systems produced by fellow IDEX companies SAMPI, Toptech Systems, Liquid Controls and Corken.
“Adding Flow MD to the IDEX family of businesses will extend our expertise in providing highly-engineered solutions to energy customers, including refineries, chemical manufacturers and pipeline operators,” IDEX Chairman and CEO Andy Silvernail said. “In our unique structure, companies retain a great deal of autonomy, while benefitting from the expertise and operating model at IDEX. Flow MD should flourish as part of our culture, where great teams win together by focusing on the things that matter most, combined with an obsession for solving our customers’ most challenging problems.”
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