Duff & Phelps Advises Oxford Instruments plc on 80 Million Industrial Analysis Sale to Hitachi High Technologies

London - Duff & Phelps, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, is pleased to announce that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to Oxford Instruments on the divestiture of its Industrial Analysis Business to Hitachi High-Technologies for £80 million on a cash and debt free basis. While the transaction was announced today, it is subject to a number of regulatory approvals and completion of a pre-sale reorganisation to carve out the relevant businesses. Assuming these conditions are satisfied, the deal is expected to close mid-2017.

Gavin Hill, Group Finance Director of Oxford Instruments, commented: “Duff & Phelps has run a first-class competitive sale process, which will result in a successful outcome for Oxford Instruments. They are experienced in their anticipation of the issues to address in a carve-out situation, insightful in their positioning of the business and well-connected with the leading industry players. Their team has coordinated superbly with us and our other advisors to ensure that every aspect of the transaction was managed in a smooth and successful way.”

Paul Teuten, Managing Director at Duff & Phelps, said: “We are delighted to advise Oxford Instruments on such an important transaction, resulting in a sale to Hitachi High-Technologies. The Industrial Analysis business is a world leader in analytical instrumentation and this deal cements our reputation as a leading advisor to the industrial technology sector. This is a complex carve-out of a global business and demonstrates our cross border carve-out experience to good effect.”

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