Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Endurance Group buys German auto ancillary company

Pune-based auto components company Endurance has acquired Amann Druckguss GmbH and Co KG, a German aluminium die casting manufacturer, in the range of Rs. 180-200 crores.

Amann Druckguss supplies to premium auto-makers such as DaimlerChrysler, Porsche, Audi and Behr. Endurance will supply engine, drive train and chassis components to them. Endurance has acquired Amann Druckguss from private equity firm Granville Baird Capital Partner Advisers.

This is the Pune-based company’s third overseas acquisition in the past one year. It acquired a 51% controlling stake in Nova Renopress of Bologna, which brought in customers like Honda, Bosch and Siemens, and a 40% stake in Paioli Meccanica SpA.

In August 2006, Standard Chartered Private Equity invested Rs. 150 crores in Endurance Technologies. The group is already scouting for another acquisition in the European market by March-end 2007, especially in the Italian, German and French for the acquisition of a Rs. 175-235 crore company.

Read The Economic Times article.

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