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Stanley Black & Decker Agrees to Buy Infastech

Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), New Britain, CT, has agreed to acquire Infastech from CVC Capital Partners and Standard Chartered Private Equity Limited for $850 million in cash. Infastech is a global manufacturer and distributor of specialty engineered fastening technologies headquartered in Hong Kong.

With annual revenues of $500 million and more than 2,000 employees, Infastech designs, manufactures and distributes highly‐engineered fastening technologies and applications for a diverse blue-chip customer base in the industrial, electronics, automotive, construction and aerospace end markets.

More than half of Infastech's 2011 revenues were generated in the Asia-Pacific region and once combined with Emhart, Stanley Black & Decker's engineered fastening platform, the enlarged business will generate close to 40 percent of its revenues from this high growth region. Total company revenues from the emerging markets will increase to approximately 16 percent.

The combined engineered fastening platform will generate approximately half of its revenues from automotive manufacturing, a third from industrial fastening applications and 20 percent from high growth verticals such as electronics. With the acquisition of Infastech, the engineered fastening platform will be the first of the company's recently identified new growth platforms to achieve its mid-decade goal of $1 billion to $2 billion in revenue.

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