Westford, Massachusetts (Jauary 2, 2019)—Kadant Inc. has announced the completion of its acquisition of Syntron Material Handling Group LLC and its affiliate Syntron—provider of material handling equipment and systems to various process industries—from entities affiliated with Levine Leichtman Capital Partners for approximately $179 million, subject to certain customary adjustments. The transaction was financed through borrowings under the company’s revolving credit facility.

“We are excited to welcome Syntron to the Kadant family and look forward to the new opportunities this combination will bring to our business,” said Jonathan Painter, president and chief executive officer of Kadant. “Syntron not only extends our breadth of premier offerings to process industries, but also gives us access to new industries that offer potential avenues for growth.”

Syntron is based in Tupelo, Mississippi, with approximately 250 employees worldwide. For more information, visit kadant.com.