Paladon Systems S.r.l., an Italy-based designer and manufacturer of valve actuators & control systems, has been sold to Nihon Koso (“KOSO Group”), a Japan-based leading control valve manufacturer. With more than 40 years of history and an established brand particularly known in Europe, Paladon’s high-quality product line and brand will strengthen the KOSO Group’s product line-up and geographic presence in Europe, allowing it to significantly better serve its customers in the region.

Paladon Systems, headquartered in Piacenza, Italy, designs, engineers, and manufactures a full range of valve actuators, control systems, hydraulic power units and turbine bypass systems used in the most critical applications in extreme operating environments with a focus on the oil & gas, petrochemical, and power generation markets.

Nihon Koso, founded in 1965 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a global leading manufacturer of valves (butterfly, control, choke, gate, ball), actuators, and valve instruments for a variety of industries. The KOSO Group employs of more than 2,300 employees in 17 countries.

EC M&A acted as exclusive financial advisor to Paladon Systems on this transaction.

Financial details were not disclosed.