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Nordson (NDSN) Closes ARAG Deal, Boosts Industrial Precision Unit

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Nordson Corporation (NDSN - Free Report) has completed its previously announced acquisition of ARAG Group and its subsidiaries, expanding its core dispense capabilities into the precision agriculture end market. The transaction was valued at €960 million (approximately $1050.98 million).

Based in Rubiera, Italy, ARAG is a provider of precision control systems and smart fluid components for agricultural spraying.

ARAG’s precision spraying, dispensing and software solutions will help Nordson customers increase crop yields while lowering the usage of fertilizers and chemicals. The acquired entity is part of NDSN’s Industrial Precision Solutions segment. Continued strength in polymer processing product lines is aiding the Industrial Precision Solutions segment.

Nordson aims to expand its market share, product offerings and customer base through strategic acquisitions. In November 2022, the company acquired CyberOptics Corporation. The buyout expanded Nordson’s semiconductor test and inspection capabilities with the help of CyberOptics’ 3D optical sensing technology and wireless measurement sensors. The acquisition contributed 11% to Advanced Technology Solutions revenues in the fiscal third quarter.

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Nordson presently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

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