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Ingersoll Rand (IR) to Buy Pedro Gil, To Boost Spanish Base

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Ingersoll Rand Inc. (IR - Free Report) recently announced that it will acquire Pedro Gil Construcciones Mecánicas, S.L., a manufacturer of positive displacement blowers, pumps and vacuum systems in the Spanish market. Pedro Gil generates annual revenues of approximately $15 million.

The buyout of Pedro Gil will expand IR’s Spanish footprint. Post completion of the acquisition, Pedro Gill will be integrated into IR’s Industrial Technologies and Services segment. Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction of Pedro Gil is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Apart from the takeover deal, Ingersoll Rand announced the completion of the acquisition of Westwood Technical Limited for approximately $30 million in cash. Based in the United Kingdom, Westwood Technical is a control and instrumentation specialist with distinctive Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities.

The acquisition expands IR’s IIoT offerings with Westwood Technical’s Aircom product line. It is worth noting that the Aircom product line complements Ingersoll Rand’s YZ Systems business. The acquired business will be added to IR’s Precision and Science Technologies segment. IR closed this acquisition on Sep 1, 2022.

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