India: Cyient has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% equity ownership in B&F Design Inc. Based in New Britain, Connecticut, USA, and founded by Raymond F. Forgione in 1965 as a family business, B&F Design initially offered design services to local manufacturing companies and later expanded the business to include the manufacturing of tools, and has built a reputation for its high quality design and tooling capability.
B&F Design employs a team of around 47 people, with a revenue between $8 million to $9 million, with low double-digit EBITDA margins. They also bring-in a strong team of technical and domain experts in Aerospace Tooling along with a common anchor customer, led by Darius Szczepankowski, who will join as General Manager to run the delivery operations.
With new programs going into manufacturing the demand for precision tooling is significantly increasing. This market is forecasted to increase at a faster rate than that of design. This is Cyient’s sixth acquisition in the last three years as part of its ‘Design-Build-Maintain’ strategy. Cyient holds a strong cash position of $155 million and will continue to look for acquisitions that will enable the company to realize its strategy and the goal of industry-leading growth.
Anand Parameswaran, Senior Vice President for Aerospace and Defense, said, “Cyient holds a leadership position in providing engineering services to the Aerospace and Defense market. This acquisition is a step towards enhancing our Build and Maintain offerings. Through this acquisition, we are better positioned to provide increased value to our customers by undertaking more comprehensive work. We are confident that this acquisition will aid us in achieving our vision.”