Exclusive financial advisor to Winbro Group Technologies

KPMG Corporate Finance LLC acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Winbro Group Technologies.

KPMG Corporate Finance LLC and KPMG Corporate Finance UK (together, “KPMG Corporate Finance”) is pleased to announce the sale of Winbro Group Technologies (“Winbro” or the “Company”) to Quaser Machine Tools (“QMT”), a leading manufacturer of machine tool technology.

Headquartered in Coalville, UK and with an additional manufacturing site located in South Carolina, Winbro is recognized as a global leader in providing manufacturing solutions to the aerospace and industrial gas turbine industries, based upon its core laser and high speed EDM cooling hole machining and process technologies. The Company provides turnkey machining systems, services and manufactured components from its UK and US sites.

QMT (4563.TWO), a publicly traded company based in Taiwan, is a leading manufacturer of advanced 5-axis machine tool technology with locations in Taiwan, US, and Europe. In collaboration with international customers, suppliers, and distributors, QMT has produced unique new machine tool technologies and has developed a strong international supplier network, loyal sales and distribution network, and a large global customer base.

Winbro’s CEO, Mike Arbon commented on the transaction: “Joining the Quaser Group facilitates Winbro’s on-going drive to provide customers with innovative solutions while extending growing opportunities to Winbro employees.” QMT’s Chairman, Samuel Hsieh added: “Winbro is a strong recognized brand and a very meaningful addition to Quaser, on its journey of growing a global high-technology machine solutions provider.”

The acquisition of Winbro follows a period of seven years of close cooperation between the two companies, during which time QMT built and supplied 3- and 5-axis bases for Winbro’s HSD6 and HSA5 platforms. The merger of the two businesses will open up opportunities for QMT within the growing aerospace industry, through Winbro’s strong relationship and reputation within that sector. In addition, QMT’s extensive global network holds potential for Winbro’s technology to be modified and supplied to non-aerospace customers.

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Chrisanne Corbett

Chrisanne Corbett

Managing Director, KPMG Corporate Finance LLC

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Winbro Group Technologies
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