Filed by Altra Industrial Motion Corp.
Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933
and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a-12
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Subject Company: Altra Industrial Motion Corp
(Commission File No. 001-33209)
March 8, 2018
Dear Valued Business Partner:
I am reaching out with some important news about Altra Industrial Motion Corp. On March 7th we announced that Altra is creating a focused global leader in the power transmission and motion control industry by combining with four operating companies from Fortives Automation and Specialty platform (Fortive A&S). We believe this is a transformational step for Altra that will result in compelling growth and value creation opportunities for all of our stakeholders, including our vendors and suppliers.
As you may know, Fortive A&S is a leader in motion control solutions. You may already be familiar with their market leading brands, including Kollmorgen, Thomson, Portescap and Jacobs Vehicle Systems. Fortive A&Ss engineered servo, direct drive and specialty miniature motor technology, along with precision linear automation products and braking technology solutions, are highly complementary to our leading power transmission line-up and strong mechanical and electrical capabilities. The inclusion of the Fortive A&S businesses with Altras leading brands including, Warner Electric, Boston Gear, Stromag, Bauer Gear Motor, TB Woods, Svendborg and many others, will prove to be a powerful combination.
Both companies prioritize deep customer and supplier engagement and the complementary nature of our technology platforms will enable us to provide a broader suite of solutions to a larger customer base across even more markets than we currently serve. We look forward to bringing together the strengths of our businesses and capitalizing on the opportunities inherent in this combination to deliver enhanced value to all of our stakeholders.
Next Steps: Business as Usual
Even though we are making this announcement today, it will be several months before the transaction is completed.
In the months ahead, Altra and the team at Fortive A&S will work together to ensure a seamless combination of our companies. As part of this process, we will also be working to obtain certain regulatory approvals, tax authority rulings and the approval of Altra shareholders. We expect to close the transaction by the end of the year.
Until that time, Altra and Fortive A&S will continue to operate as separate, independent businesses. That means that it is business as usual at Altra. We remain as focused as ever on maintaining our strong supplier relationships and will continue to work with you as we always have. You should not expect any changes to our relationship or how you do business with Altra, and your contacts at Altra will remain the same.
We will keep you informed as we move forward. Please dont hesitate to reach out to your normal Altra contact if you have any questions.
As always, we greatly value our partnership with you and your organization and look forward to building on our relationship as we move forward with this exciting combination.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
About Altra Industrial Motion Corp.
Altra Industrial Motion Corp., through its subsidiaries, is a leading global designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of electromechanical power transmission and motion-control products. The Company brings together strong brands covering over 42 product lines with production facilities in twelve countries. Altras leading brands include Ameridrives Couplings, Bauer Gear Motor, Bibby Turboflex, Boston Gear, Delroyd Worm Gear, Formsprag Clutch, Guardian Couplings, Huco, Industrial Clutch, Inertia Dynamics, Kilian Manufacturing, Lamiflex Couplings, Marland Clutch, Matrix, Nuttall Gear, Stieber Clutch, Stromag, Svendborg Brakes, TB Woods, Twiflex, Warner Electric, Warner Linear, and Wichita Clutch.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This communication contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect Altras current estimates, expectations and projections about Altras and the Fortive A&S businesss (Fortive A&S) future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. Such forward-looking statements may include, among other things, statements about the proposed acquisition of Fortive A&S, the benefits and synergies of the proposed transaction, future opportunities for Altra, Fortive A&S and the combined company, and any other statements regarding Altra, Fortive A&Ss or the combined companys future operations, anticipated business levels, future earnings, planned activities, anticipated growth, market opportunities, strategies, competition and other expectations and estimates for future periods. Forward-looking statements include statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by forward-looking words such as anticipate, believe, could, estimate, expect, intend, plan, may, should, will, would, project, forecast, and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based upon information currently available to Altra and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause Altras, Fortive A&Ss or the combined companys actual results, performance, prospects, or opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause Altras, Fortive A&Ss or the combined companys actual results to differ materially from the results referred to in the forward-looking statements Altra makes in this communication include: the possibility that the conditions to the consummation of the transaction will not be satisfied; failure to obtain, delays in obtaining or adverse conditions related to obtaining shareholder or regulatory approvals; the ability to obtain the anticipated tax treatment of the transaction and related transactions; risks relating to any unforeseen changes to or the effects on liabilities, future capital expenditures, revenue, expenses, synergies, indebtedness, financial condition, losses and future prospects; the possibility that Altra may be unable to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies in connection with the transaction within the expected time-frames or at all and to successfully integrate Fortive A&S; expected or targeted future financial and operating performance and results; operating costs, customer loss and business disruption (including, without limitation, difficulties in maintain relationships with employees, customers, clients or suppliers) being greater than expected following the transaction; failure to consummate or delay in consummating the transaction for other reasons; Altras ability to retain key executives and employees; slowdowns or downturns in economic conditions generally and in the market for advanced network and service assurance solutions specifically, Altras relationships with strategic partners, dependence upon broad-based acceptance of Altras network performance management solutions, the presence of competitors with greater financial resources than Altra and their strategic response to our products; the ability of Altra to successfully integrate the merged assets and the associated technology and achieve operational efficiencies; and the integration of Fortive A&S being more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with Altra, please refer to Altras Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December, 31 2017 on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Altra assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this communication or with respect to the announcements described herein.
This communication does not constitute an offer to buy, or a solicitation of an offer to sell, any securities of Fortive Corporation (Fortive), Stevens Holding Company, Inc. (Newco) or Altra Industrial Motion
Corp. (Altra). In connection with the proposed transaction, Altra and Newco will file registration statements with the SEC registering shares of Altra common stock and Newco common stock in connection with the proposed transaction. Altras registration statement will also include a proxy statement and prospectus relating to the proposed transaction. Fortive shareholders are urged to read the prospectus that will be included in the registration statements and any other relevant documents when they become available, and Altra shareholders are urged to read the proxy statement and any other relevant documents when they become available, because they will contain important information about Altra, Newco and the proposed transaction. The proxy statement, prospectus and other documents relating to the proposed transaction (when they become available) can also be obtained free of charge from the SECs website at www.sec.gov. The proxy statement, prospectus and other documents (when they are available) can also be obtained free of charge from Fortive upon written request to Fortive Corporation, Investor Relations, 6920 Seaway Blvd., Everett, WA 98203, or by calling (425) 446-5000 or upon written request to Altra Industrial Motion Corp., Investor Relations, 300 Granite St., Suite 201, Braintree, MA 02184 or by calling (781) 917 0527.
PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION
This communication is not a solicitation of a proxy from any security holder of Altra. However, Fortive, Altra and certain of their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from shareholders of Altra in connection with the proposed transaction under the rules of the SEC. Information about the directors and executive officers of Fortive may be found in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 28, 2018 and its definitive proxy statement relating to its 2017 Annual Meeting filed with the SEC on April 17, 2017. Information about the directors and executive officers of Altra may be found in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 23, 2018, and its definitive proxy statement relating to its 2017 Annual Meeting filed with the SEC on March 24, 2017.