600 Group on the hunt

The 600 Group, the UK’s largest maker of machine tools, is pursuing an aggressive acquisition strategy despite recording a £1.5m fall in profits last week. Expansion through acquisition in continental Europe and North America is its aim over the next two years. Group financial director John Fussey said: ‘The figures show we have a net […]

The 600 Group, the UK’s largest maker of machine tools, is pursuing an aggressive acquisition strategy despite recording a £1.5m fall in profits last week.

Expansion through acquisition in continental Europe and North America is its aim over the next two years.

Group financial director John Fussey said: ‘The figures show we have a net cash balance which puts us in a strong position to pursue our policy of acquisition in major markets.’

Net disposable assets amount to £84.7m. Cash accounts for £18.7m.

Fussey said the most likely acquisition targets were established companies that made machine tools or their parts.

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