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Sun Capital Partners affiliate to sell C&K for USD540m

An affiliate of private investment firm Sun Capital Partners is to to sell C&K, a manufacturer of high-quality electromechanical switches, to Littelfuse, an industrial technology manufacturing company, for a total enterprise value of USD540 million.

Sun Capital was advised by its European affiliate, Sun European Partners, LLP, in connection with this transaction. 

Founded in 1928, C&K has been at the forefront of technological evolution in electromechanical switches. The Company is a leading global provider of critical, highly-engineered electromechanical switches and interface technology solutions for essential applications in industrial, transportation, aerospace, and datacom products, and other industries. 

C&K successfully completed two strategic add-on acquisitions during Sun Capital’s ownership. In 2018, C&K acquired Vuillermoz, a micro-mechanical components and tooling company, which helped eliminate a tool shop bottleneck the Company had been experiencing. In 2021, C&K acquired EIS Electronics, a producer of cable and connector assemblies, increasing C&K’s exposure to the high value aerospace and defence sector.

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