Venta de empresas en el sector robotics de agua

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BY : Diego Gutiérrez23/11/2018

Analizamos desde el ámbito del corporate finance la venta de empresas en el sector de los robots para el agua. Comentamos la operación realizada por Fluidra, que ha confirmado la venta de su filial israelí Aquatron Robotic Technology a la austriaca Best Water Technology. Al finalizar exponemos los movimientos más relevantes del sector.

Aquatron Robotic Technology, experta en robots limpiapiscinas

Fundada en 1980 y con sede en Afula (Israel), Aquatron Robotic Technology se dedica a la fabricación y distribución de robots limpiafondos para piscinas a nivel mundial. Se trata de una filial de la empresa catalana Fluidra.

El grupo multinacional Fluidra se dedica al desarrollo de aplicaciones para el uso sostenible del agua, convirtiéndose en una empresa líder en la industria global de piscinas. Dentro de su cartera de productos incluyen algunas de las marcas más reconocidas del sector de piscinas y wellness. Posee delegaciones propias en 45 países y distribuye sus productos en más de 170 países

Con la reciente fusión con Zodiac, cuentan actualmente con más de 5.500 empleados y los recursos combinados para acelerar la innovación en áreas importantes, tales como la eficiencia energética, la robótica y el IoT. Sin embargo, ha registrado unas pérdidas de 18,5 millones de euros debido a los gastos relacionados en la fusión con Zodiac.

 

Best Water Technology como empresa compradora

BWT Aktiengesellschaft, empresa austriaca dedicada al desarrollo y comercialización de soluciones para la optimización del agua, ha realizado la operación de compra de la citada Aquatron.

Fluidra ha suscrito un contrato para la venta de su filial por un precio inicial previsto de 26,2 millones de euros, en el marco del cumplimiento de las condiciones de fusión con Zodiac impuestas por la Comisión Europea.

La multinacional catalana transmitirá a BWT el 100% del capital social de Aquatron, según los términos acordados en la venta. Se prevé que la operación se cierre en los próximos meses.

La venta de Aquatron era una de las condiciones a las que Fluidra se comprometió con Zodiac para cumplir la autorización que Bruselas impuso a su fusión el pasado 27 de junio.

Cifras del sector a nivel internacional

A continuación, exponemos las inversiones más relevantes en el sector de los robots para el agua realizadas en las últimas fechas.

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