Clearwater International advises MacDonald Humfrey on its cross-border sale to L-3 Communications for a purchase price of approximately €300m

Clearwater International has advised the shareholders of the UK’s largest independent automation, control and IT solutions systems integrators, MacDonald Humfrey (Automation) Limited (MacDonald Humfrey), on its cross-border sale to L-3 Communications (L-3), the New York headquartered provider of communications and electronic systems products used on military and commercial platforms.

MacDonald Humfrey is a globally recognised leader in the deployment of effective and efficient checkpoint security and wider aviation solutions, as well as in the development of state-of-the-art process automation and collaborative robotic capabilities supporting aviation and other end markets.

MacDonald Humfrey’s aviation solutions have been deployed throughout Europe, the Middle East and Canada, and most recently in the US where the company has engaged with airlines and airports to help reduce lengthy checkpoint delays. MacDonald Humfrey is also a key supplier to other high-end process automation markets including aerospace and automotive where it has automated the assembly of cars and aircraft engines.