EQT is pleased to announce that EQT Private Equity, through the EQT Mid Market US fund, has agreed to sell Dorner (“the Company”) to Columbus McKinnon Corporation for an Enterprise Value of USD 485m.

Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Hartland, WI, Dorner is a leading global provider of high precision conveyor solutions for high growth and resilient end markets including e-commerce, life sciences, food & beverage, industrial automation, packaging, and CPG. Dorner supports the quickly evolving automation industry, which is backed by the accelerating adoption of automated solutions. Dorner’s robust product portfolio extends across modular standard and highly engineered solutions along with aftermarket parts and services. Dorner’s proprietary DTools software provides access to its comprehensive solution library and allows customers to design and specify their own customized conveyors. The Company serves a global blue chip customer base with manufacturing facilities in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia and has approximately 400 employees worldwide.

With the support of EQT, Dorner continued to grow organically to solidify its position as a leading global industrial technology business. Substantial investments were made to integrate previous acquisitions to create a truly global platform with the ability to provide customers consistent quality and a uniform portfolio of products worldwide. EQT partnered with Dorner’s management team to realign the Company’s go-to-market approach to best serve its extensive customer base. Research and development was also prioritized, resulting in industry leading new product developments in additional end markets, such as life sciences and e-commerce, with many more products in the pipeline.

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