Novanta to Acquire Motion Solutions

BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Novanta Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVT), a trusted technology partner to medical and advanced technology equipment manufacturers, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Motion Solutions, a leading provider of highly engineered integrated solutions, for cash consideration of $189 million, subject to customary purchase price adjustments and closing conditions, including applicable regulatory approvals.

Motion Solutions is a trusted engineering partner to market-leading original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) in medical, life sciences, and advanced industrial applications. Motion Solutions designs and manufactures high-precision, customized subsystems and components, specializing in proprietary precision motion and advanced motion control solutions. The business has over 110 employees and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

“Motion Solutions is an exciting business with intelligent subsystem competencies within attractive medical and precision medicine markets,” said Matthijs Glastra, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Novanta. “The business adds complementary motion subsystem solutions to Novanta’s product portfolio, giving us greater exposure to leading OEM customers in markets such as spatial biology, genomics, proteomics, medical robotics, and lab automation. In addition, the transaction gives us opportunity to design unique solutions for our mutual OEM customer base combining Novanta’s and Motion Solutions’ capabilities.”

Motion Solution is expected to generate approximately $85 million in revenue in 2023. The transaction will be financed using available cash and borrowings under the Company’s revolving credit facility.