Friday, June 20, 2014
Berwyn, PA, June 20, 2014 -- AMETEK, Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ: ZIGO) for $19.25 per share in cash per fully diluted common share, or approximately $280 million net of cash acquired. The completion of the transaction follows approval from Zygo shareholders and the receipt of all regulatory approvals. As a result of the completion of the merger, the common stock of Zygo no longer will be listed for trading.
“We are pleased to announce the closing of this highly strategic transaction and are excited to welcome the Zygo team to AMETEK,” said Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Zygo’s leading position in non-contact optical metrology nicely complements our strength in contact metrology and will enable us to offer our customers a full range of metrology solutions.”
Zygo joins AMETEK as part of its Ultra Precision Technologies Division within AMETEK’s Electronic Instruments Group. Zygo provides optical metrology solutions, high-precision optics, and optical assemblies for use in a wide range of scientific, industrial, and medical applications. For the calendar year ended December 31, 2013, Zygo had sales of approximately $162 million.
AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices with 2013 sales of $3.6 billion. AMETEK’s Corporate Growth Plan is based on Four Key Strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions, Global & Market Expansion and New Products. AMETEK’s objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over the business cycle and a superior return on total capital. The common stock of AMETEK is a component of the S&P 500 Index.