Crane acquires Money Controls

17/11/2010

Crane Co.,t has executed a definitive agreement with CA-MC Acquisition Co. to acquire its Money Controls business located near Manchester. Money Controls, employing 350 people globally, is a leading producer of a broad range of payment systems and associated products for the gaming, amusement, transportation, and retail markets. The Money Controls product line includes coin hoppers, coin acceptors and bill validators. Money Controls’ 2010 sales are estimated to be approximately $62 million. The transaction is subject to antitrust review in Germany and is expected to close by mid-December. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Building on the existing National Rejectors capabilities in coin validation and coin dispensing, Crane embarked in 2006 on a strategic path to expand its presence in the Payment Solutions markets. The acquisition of CashCode, a manufacturer of bill validation and dispensing products, and Telequip, a manufacturer of coin dispensing systems for retail applications, in that year, created a global platform to serve the coin and bill validating needs of customers in gaming, amusement, transportation, retail and vending markets.

Mr. Eric Fast, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crane Co., said, “The Money Controls acquisition will significantly strengthen and broaden our product offering in the Payment Solutions portion of our Merchandising Systems segment. It fits very well within our existing business and allows us to strengthen our position in the gaming and retail sectors of the market, including self checkout applications. The combined business will allow us to build stronger customer relationships and accelerate product innovation. This acquisition is expected to be neutral to our 2011 earnings, and accretive in 2012.”

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