Delphi Technologies sold to American manufacturer for $3.3 billion

Delphi Stonehouse

Delphi Technologies, a global provider of propulsion technologies that make vehicles drive cleaner, better and further, which has a major manufacturing site at Stonehouse where more than 1,000 people are employed, is to be acquired by USA-Based BorgWarner, a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles.

With manufacturing and technical facilities in 67 locations in 19 countries, the company employs approximately 30,000 worldwide.

The sale values Delphi Technologies at approximately $3.3 billion.

Delphi also issued its preliminary results today. Revenue of $4.36 billion decreased by approximately 10% from the prior year period. Adjusting for currency exchange, revenue decreased by approximately 7%.

In a statement, BorgWater says that the acquisition will strengthen BorgWarner’s power electronics products, capabilities and scale. Combining with Delphi Technologies is consistent with BorgWarner’s evolution towards the propulsion market of the future and would enable BorgWarner to maintain flexibility across combustion, hybrid, and electric propulsion.

Upon closing of the transaction, current BorgWarner stockholders are expected to own approximately 84% of the combined company, while current Delphi Technologies stockholders are expected to own approximately 16%.

In fiscal year 2019, BorgWarner and Delphi Technologies estimate that they generated $10.17 billion and $4.36 billion of net sales, respectively. Following the close of the transaction, the combined company is expected to be one of the leading pure-play propulsion companies globally, serving light and commercial vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket. The combined company would offer a unique, more comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading propulsion products and systems across combustion, hybrid and electric, resulting in greater content per vehicle relative to BorgWarner today.

Frédéric Lissalde, President and CEO of BorgWarner, said: “This exciting transaction represents the next step in BorgWarner’s balanced propulsion strategy, strengthening our position in electrified propulsion as well as our combustion, commercial vehicle and aftermarket businesses.

“Delphi Technologies will bring proven leading power electronics technologies, talent and scale that will complement our hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion offerings. As a combined company, we look forward to delivering enhanced solutions to our customers while driving increased value for our stockholders.”

He added, “We have a great deal of respect for Delphi Technologies’ team around the world and look forward to welcoming them to BorgWarner. We are confident that together we will be able to move faster to address market trends toward electrification.”

Richard Dauch, CEO of Delphi Technologies, said: “Delphi Technologies’ portfolio is highly complementary to BorgWarner’s, and together we plan to create a pioneering propulsion technologies company uniquely equipped to serve OEMs and aftermarket customers around the world. BorgWarner’s team shares our focus on addressing today’s and tomorrow’s challenges, and the combination will create exciting opportunities for our employees. We also expect our stockholders will benefit from the opportunity to participate in the future growth and upside potential of the combined company.”

The deal is expected to complete later this year,  subject to approval by Delphi Technologies’ stockholders and receipt of regulatory approvals.

Delphi Technologies is a global provider of propulsion technologies that make vehicles drive cleaner, better and further. It offers pioneering solutions for internal combustion engine, hybrid and electric passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Delphi Technologies builds on its Original Equipment expertise to provide leading service solutions for the aftermarket. Headquartered in London, the company operates technical centres, manufacturing sites, customer support service centres in 24 countries and employs more than 21,000 people around the world.