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Grundfos Enters into Agreement to Acquire MECO

MANDEVILLE, LA, 21 September 2021 –  MECO is pleased to announce that Grundfos, a global leader in advanced pump solutions and water technologies, has entered into an agreement to acquire Mechanical Equipment Company, Inc. (MECO).

This acquisition, which is pending regulatory approvals, will further expand MECO and Grundfos’ water treatment capabilities and strengthening both MECO and Grundfos’ position as a leading global providers of water treatment solutions that address the world’s water and climate challenges and improve the quality of life for people. When completed, it will represent the second such transaction since November 2020, when Grundfos acquired EUROWATER, one of the leading suppliers of decentral water treatment equipment and solutions in Europe.

“We see Grundfos and MECO as a perfect fit and we are thrilled with the prospect of acquiring MECO. MECO is a highly respected water treatment company with a formidable, focused skillset and portfolio of water treatment solutions. This acquisition is about much more than superior technology. Grundfos and MECO are founded on similar values, and we share a deep commitment to innovation and sustainability as well as a genuine care for our customers and employees. Together, we will leverage our combined experience and skills to create even better solutions for our customers,” said Ulrik Gernow, Group Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Grundfos.

“Joining the global Grundfos family is something that I am very excited about. Grundfos is the ideal new owner for our company. I see an exceptionally solid match grounded in common values, our common customer-centric approach, and ambitions to make a significant difference in the field of water. As part of the Grundfos Group, we will continue strengthening our ongoing innovation, providing value-added services to customers, as well as our commitment to offering high-quality products designed with sustainability in mind,” says George Gsell, CEO at MECO.

MECO was advised on the transaction by Janney Montgomery Scott and represented by Jones Walker LLP. The transaction is expected to close during autumn 2021, subject to regulatory approvals.

About MECO:

Headquartered in the United States, MECO is a world leader in the engineering and manufacturing of water purification solutions for a variety of industries, using a broad array of technologies. The company offers a full line of water treatment solutions with focus on the industrial market, possessing unique capabilities especially within the Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage sectors.

About Grundfos:
We pioneer solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve quality of life for people. As a global pump and water solutions company we provide expertise in energy- and water efficient solutions and systems for a wide range of applications, including water utility, water treatment, industries, and buildings.