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Teledyne Technologies has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of FLIR Systems.

At special meetings held on 13 May 2021, the shareholders of each company approved and adopted merger proposals related to the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated 4 January 2021.

FLIR will now be included in Teledyne’s Digital Imaging segment and operate under the name Teledyne FLIR.

The aggregate consideration for the transaction was approximately $8.2 billion, including net debt. Previously, Teledyne secured all permanent cash financing for the transaction with a weighted average borrowing cost of less than two per cent.

Teledyne expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to earnings, excluding transaction costs and purchase price accounting, and accretive to GAAP earnings in the first full calendar year following the acquisition.

Simultaneously, Teledyne announced the following executive promotions.

Edwin Roks, current Vice President of Teledyne and President of Teledyne’s Digital Imaging Segment, is now Executive Vice President of Teledyne.

Mr Roks will continue to serve as President of Teledyne’s Digital Imaging Segment, which now includes Teledyne FLIR.

In addition, Todd Booth was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the acquired Teledyne FLIR group of businesses.

“We appreciate the support from our stockholders, and I am delighted to welcome FLIR to the Teledyne family,” Robert Mehrabian, Executive Chairman of Teledyne, said.

“As a combined company, Teledyne FLIR will uniquely provide a full spectrum of imaging technologies and products spanning X-ray through infrared and from components to complete imaging systems.

“Teledyne FLIR will also provide a complete range of unmanned systems and imaging payload across all domains ranging from deep sea to deep space.

“Finally, I want to congratulate Edwin and Todd, whose promotions are very well deserved.”

This sponsored editorial is brought to you by Teledyne. For more information, visit www.teledyne.com.

Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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