Carlyle to buy airfield lighting organisation ADB Safegate: sources


LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Buyout organisation Carlyle has concluded to buy airfield lighting organisation ADB Safegate during a gratefulness of about 900 million euros ($1 billion) including debt, sources informed with a matter said.

Belgium-based ADB Safegate reserve visible superintendence solutions from alighting to parking for airplanes, including lighting systems for airfield runways as good as advancing and building systems.

Private equity organisation PAI Partners bought ADB from counterpart financier Montagu in 2013 for 208 million euros and final year acquired advancing superintendence systems dilettante Safegate International for an undisclosed sum. It joined a dual groups to form ADB Safegate.

The sale values a association whose products are commissioned during 2,500 airports globally during some-more than 10 times a approaching 2017 gain before interest, tax, debasement and amortization of 70-80 million euros, one of a sources said.

ADB was founded in 1920 by Belgian businessman Adrien de Backer, primarily as a retailer of inundate lights for theaters and sports grounds. It diversified into airfield lighting from 1947 and was acquired by Siemens in 1987, that eventually sole a association on to Montagu in 2009.

Credit Suisse and Rothschild suggested PAI on a understanding while Citi and Lazard suggested Carlyle.

Carlyle, PAI and a banks declined to criticism or were not immediately accessible for comment.

Editing by Stephen Powell


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