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Smiths Group PLC - London-based engineering firm - Acquires Heating & Cooling Products Inc, a Ohio-based manufacturer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products. Smiths is paying $82 million on a cash and debt-free basis for HCP, which recorded $69 million in revenue in the 12 months that ended July 31. Smiths doesn’t provide HCP’s recent earnings but says the acquisition is done at 7x multiple to HCP’s estimated 2023 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation. HCP will be integrated within the Flex-Tek division of Smiths. The UK company says the acquisition expands its presence in the North American HVAC market, highlighting HCP’s axial and radial seal duct technology, which improves energy efficiency.

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