Helios Technologies Completes Acquisition of NEM S.r.l.

Strong strategic fit for Hydraulics segment further diversifies customer base, deepens geographic reach in Europe and provides enhanced electro-hydraulic technology offerings

SARASOTA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Helios Technologies (Nasdaq: HLIO) (“Helios” or the “Company”), a global leader in highly engineered motion control and electronic controls technology for diverse end markets, today announced that it completed the acquisition of NEM S.r.l. (“NEM”). The Company previously announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NEM on June 14, 2021.

NEM is an innovative hydraulic solutions company providing customized material handling, construction, industrial vehicle, and agricultural applications to its global customer base, predominantly in Europe and Asia. NEM is ideally located in northern Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, one of the world’s most innovative and technology-friendly areas in the hydraulics industry.

Josef Matosevic, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “We have been making great progress on our augmented strategy at Helios and this flywheel acquisition demonstrates our ability to execute on our plans. NEM enhances the Helios electro-hydraulic product offering, provides geographic expansion, and adds scale to address new markets. Importantly, the added technology and applications expertise enables us to grow our OEM business throughout the world by leveraging NEM’s strong brand name in the Cartridge Valve Technology (CVT) OEM markets in Europe. We are excited to welcome the NEM team to the Helios family.”

About Helios Technologies

Helios Technologies is a global leader in highly engineered motion control and electronic controls technology for diverse end markets, including construction, material handling, agriculture, energy, recreational vehicles, marine, health and wellness. Helios sells its products to customers in over 85 countries around the world. Its strategy for growth is to be the leading provider in niche markets, with premier products and solutions through innovative product development and acquisition. The Company has paid a cash dividend to its shareholders every quarter since becoming a public company in 1997. For more information please visit: www.heliostechnologies.com.

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Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward‐looking statements include, but are not limited to, failure to promptly and effectively integrate the Acquisition; objectives for future operations, integration plans and expected synergies; the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Acquisition, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, and the ability of the combined business to grow and manage growth profitably; failure to promptly and effectively integrate the Acquisition; risks related to disruption of management time from ongoing business operations due to the Acquisition; and the ability of Helios to retain and hire key personnel, and maintain relationships with suppliers. Further information relating to factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated is included but not limited to information under the heading Item 1. “Business” and Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended January 2, 2021, and Part II, Item IA, “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 3, 2021, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Tania Almond
VP, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
(941) 362-1333

Deborah Pawlowski
Kei Advisors LLC
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Source: Helios Technologies