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Sensata (ST) Buys Sendyne to Boost Electrification Portfolio

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Sensata Technologies Holding plc (ST - Free Report) recently inked a definitive agreement to acquire Sendyne Corp. for an undisclosed amount to augment its electrification component portfolio. The transaction is likely to unlock new business opportunities and generate a steady revenue stream for Sensata while reinforcing its electrification strategy.

Since its inception in 2010, Sendyne has carved a niche market to develop chips and modules for electric vehicles, charging stations and storage systems. Leveraging patented technologies, its rich portfolio of sensors and control panels for precise current and voltage measurement enable superior EV performance and battery life. Sendyne’s products also help to detect potential electrical hazards and optimize operations to reduce costs.

The buyout will enable Sensata to gain additional mileage within the fast-growing end markets for clean energy solutions and offer a comprehensive bouquet of products for electrification and replacement of combustible applications. The deal will help realize synergistic benefits with accelerated growth opportunities in various industrial applications. Sendyne is also likely to benefit from the rich resources of Sensata to better serve its existing pool of customers in order to address the growing demand in the e-mobility markets.

Known as the pioneer in mission-critical solutions, Sensata has a diversified portfolio of personalized and unique sensor-rich applications from automotive braking systems to aircraft flight controls that are utilized ubiquitously. These sensors are specifically designed to address complex engineering and operating performance requirements that help customers solve significant challenges in industrial, heavy vehicle and off-road as well as aerospace industries. With more than 1.1 billion Sensata devices shipped annually across the globe, it focuses on producing cleaner, safer, connected and efficient equipment.

Sensata also has a rich portfolio of high-voltage protection and battery management systems. Its sensing solutions business has a strong product portfolio and greater scale to capitalize on attractive opportunities in the multi-billion global automotive sensor market. Moreover, the company believes that its evolving portfolio and accretive customer base, courtesy of its opportune acquisitions like Sendyne, serve as the cornerstone for healthy long-term growth across a diverse set of markets.  

In addition, the company offers a streamlined set of products, which helps in eliminating redundant costs and gives greater pricing flexibility. It invests in cutting-edge technology that enables hybrid and electric vehicles to be more efficient, cost-effective, robust and safe. Sensata is expanding its electrification ecosystem to facilitate the seamless transition to electric vehicles as it aims to be a leading provider of sensor-rich hardware and software solutions.  

The stock has gained 20.5% over the past year compared with the industry growth of 21.4%. We remain impressed with the inherent growth potential of this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock.
 

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