Engineering supply group Premier Farnell Plc said it would sell its industrial products division Akron Brass to U.S. -based IDEX Corp for $224.2 million in cash.
Premier Farnell, which makes and sells the Raspberry Pi – a mini, low-cost computer, said that the deal would help it focus on its core electronics distribution business.
The company also said on Friday that said it expected profit for the year ended Jan. 31 to be broadly in line with its recent guidance.
(Reporting by Rahul B in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)
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The new organization’s mission is to redesign the critical steps of the plastics sorting and recycling system for post-consumer lightweight packaging (LWP) to speed up circularity, born from a need to meet the rising market demand for high-quality recyclates for use in high-end plastic applications.
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