Woodward, Inc. Reaches Definitive Agreement to Acquire Integral Drive Systems - Deal Analysis from GlobalData


Woodward, Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Integral Drive Systems AG (IDS). The agreement involves the acquisition of key assets of IDS’s business in China, and the holding companies of IDS operating in Switzerland and other parts of Europe. The acquisition cost is roughly estimated to be around $36m in cash. The transaction remains subject to some closing conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of FY2011-12.


- This deal analysis has information about the acquisition of IDS' operations in Europe and China by Woodward, Inc in order to expand its operations in other geographies as well.

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