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  • Leadec is pursuing an active buy-and-hold-strategy and is permanently looking for attractive acquisition opportunities.
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    Leadec is pursuing an active buy-and-hold-strategy and is permanently looking for attractive acquisition opportunities.

Service Specialist Actively Seeking Acquisitions

  • Leadec is the world’s leading service specialist for the entire life cycle of a factory and the related infrastructure. For 60 years now, we have been supporting customers in the manufacturing industries: from planning, installation, and automation to operation of the factories and buildings
  • Leadec combines the global reach and expertise of a global conglomerate with the customer service and personnel support of regional providers to strategically deliver customized, local services to the customer
  • Leadec, a well capitalized and private-equity backed organization, is a proven acquirer seeking companies with stable, long-term growth prospects which are built to weather multiple business cycles
  • The Company is eager to continue to expand its significant U.S. operational footprint beyond its core strength in the auto sector while adding capabilities and services to its’ portfolio

Facts & figures




on 4 continents


billion euro (2023)

Strategic Criteria for Acquisition Targets

Business Model and Technical Competencies

  • Targeting a host of companies across the MRO, automation and facility service spectrum
  • Focus on recurring revenue providers of installation, maintenance and support services including in-shop and/or in-field equipment / electric repairs as well as remote monitoring and maintenance services
  • Automation: systems and controls integrators
  • Specific services of interest include:
    • Technical Facility Services
    • Technical Cleaning
    • Electrical Contracting
    • HVAC
    • Internal Logistic Services
    • Predictive Maintenance

End Market Exposure

  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Food & Beverage
  • Aerospace
  • Distribution & Warehousing
  • Consumer Appliances
  • Pharma
  • Clean Rooms

Investment Target

Platform-sized investments of $30+ annual revenue

Targets of $10 – 30 M in annual revenue in specific geographic HUB regions including:

  • Atlanta, GA (HUB)
  • Charleston, SC (HUB)
  • Greenville, SC (HUB)
  • Dallas/Austin, TX (HUB)
  • Nashville, TN (HUB)
  • Huntsville, AL (HUB)


Benefits of Working with Leadec

Commitment of a strategic acquirer

Access to growth capital and resources

International reach of a global organization

Opportunities for employees and management

Decentralized organizational structure that supports entrepreneurship

Case Study: Building Out the Automation and Engineering Platform

About Diversified Automation

  • Founded in 2002, Diversified Automation is a leading controls and automation integrator in the express parcel industry 
  • Headquartered in Louisville, KY, Diversified Automation has more than 140 engineers and project managers operating from six locations across the U.S. with annual sales of approximately $100 million
  • The Company serves leading express parcel companies, prime contractors and integrators with end customers that include Amazon, Federal Express, FedEx Ground, and UPS

Providing Multiple Avenues for Continued Growth Across the Platform

The acquisition greatly strengthens Leadec’s engineering and automation capabilities, provides an attractive entry into the high growth parcel sortation market, and adds substantial scale to Leadec’s operations in North America 


Markus Glaser-Gallion, CEO of the Leadec Group, said “Diversified Automation ideally completes our service portfolio with controls and software solutions for the parcel industry, a market segment thriving due to the growth of e-commerce. This also strengthens the technical profile of our U.S. operations”


Diversified Automation will benefit from Leadec’s automotive relationships and reputation in the U.S. while Diversified Automation is well established in the express parcel shipping industry, allowing Leadec to take advantage of e-commerce-driven growth in the USA and also perform projects to support UPS, FedEx, DHL and Amazon throughout Europe and surrounding territories, thereby opening up substantial markets and opportunities to grow the combined businesses


Tony Young, Founder and President of Diversified Automation, said “Together with Leadec, we now take the next step to accelerate growth for our customers and ourselves. I am excited about this new direction for our company, and for the great culture and values fit that we have with Leadec.”

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Don Morsch

Director Mergers & Acquisitions

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