Chart Industries wins approvals for $4.4Bln takeover of Howden as CEO Evanko to address London event

Tuesday, 14 March 2023
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Chart Industries Inc., the LNG equipment-maker and industrial gas technology company, has received all regulatory approvals to close the acquisition of UK engineering firm Howden for a purchase price of $4.4 billion from affiliates of KPS Capital Partners LP.

“Howden is a leading global provider of mission critical air and gas handling products providing service and support to customers around the world in highly diversified end-markets and geographies,” said Chart.

Howden manufactures highly engineered fans, compressors, rotary heat exchangers, steam turbines, and other air and gas-handling products, services and solutions.

Chart, based in Atlanta, Georgia, has funded the acquisition through a combination of cash and shares of a newly created class of preferred stock.

The UK company is headquartered in Renfrew, Scotland, and employs more than 6,500 people globally in 35 countries, including more than 750 engineers.

In the LNG sector alone, Chart has become a leading supplier of technology for major LNG projects under construction on the US Gulf Coast and is involved in providing regasification and LNG transportation equipment around the world, including in Europe and Asia.

New York-based fund KPS acquired Howden in 2019 from Colfax Corp. in a highly complex global corporate carve-out transaction.


Chart said it had identified significant commercial synergies in the takeover that are expected to reach $350M annually by year three.

The US company said the combination of Chart and Howden furthers its global leadership position in highly engineered process technologies and products serving clean power, clean water, clean food and clean industrials.

Chart also announced it was scheduled to present at the Bank of America Global Industrials Conference in London on March 21 at 12:15 pm Greenwich Mean Time (8:15 am. Eastern Time).

Chart Chief Executive and President Jill Evanko is scheduled to be the presenter at the BoA event.

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