Canadian Manufacturing

Ontario Teachers’ buys U.K. rope maker Bridon for $656M

Bridon's products are used for industrial, mining, oil and gas extraction, marine and other specialized areas of engineering

October 14, 2014  by The Canadian Press

TORONTO—The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) is buying United Kingdom-based wire rope manufacturer Bridon Ltd. for $656 million.

The deal with Melrose Industries PLC is subject to regulatory approvals and expected to close at the end of the year.

Bridon is headquartered in Doncaster, U.K., but operates manufacturing divisions around the world.

Its products are used for industrial, mining, oil and gas extraction, marine and other specialized areas of engineering.

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The OTPP fund manages the investments and administers the pensions for more than 300,000 active and retired teachers in the province.

It had $140.8 billion in net assets as of Dec. 31, 2013.


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