EXXELIA invests in ALCON ELECTRONICS

Expanding its offering in film & aluminum electrolytic capacitors and extending its footprint into India


PARIS, France and NASHIK, India, January 18th, 2022 – Exxelia, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance passive components and sub-systems, announces that it has completed the majority acquisition of Alcon Electronics on December 29th, 2021. Alcon is a leading Indian designer and manufacturer of catalog and custom-designed film & aluminum electrolytic capacitors, specifically serving the renewable energy, induction heating equipment, medical imaging, power generation, and railways end markets.

 

Established in 1977 in Nashik, India, Alcon Electronics offers a wide range of film and screw terminal aluminum electrolytic capacitors for power electronic applications. Through continuous innovation and a focus on R&D, Alcon meets the evolving customized requirements and high-quality standards of its products, and enjoys long-standing relationships with both Indian and international clients.

Since inception, Alcon has heavily invested in its state-of-the art facility in Nashik, India, becoming a niche-market leader in the country and competing with large international players.

With this partnership, Exxelia will benefit from the unique engineering capabilities of Alcon centered around testing & instrumentation equipment, leveraging it extensively within the group.

 

Paul Maisonnier, Chief Executive Officer of Exxelia, said:We are excited to have Alcon join the Exxelia family! Alcon is an established, niche-market leader with great technology, very talented and committed teams and deep business and technical knowledge. Thanks to Alcon, we significantly strengthen our film and electrolytic product portfolio, and we gain a foothold in India which will allow us to better seize opportunities in this booming region and support our French customers with regards to their offset obligations”.

 

 

Siddharth SachdevSiddharth Sachdev, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Alcon Electronics, added:Alcon is delighted to be a part of Exxelia, a human-sized passive component group focused on high reliability products for professional markets. We found ourselves sharing common values and vision and we believe that this combination enhances the capabilities of both groups to serve our combined customer base in film & aluminum electrolytic capacitors both in India and globally.

 

 

KPMG India acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Alcon Electronics, and Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Exxelia, for this transaction. On the Legal side, Pioneer Legal, India acted as the legal advisors to Alcon Electronics, and BTG Legal, India acted as the legal advisors to Exxelia.

 

About Alcon Electronics

Alcon Electronics is a leading Indian designer and manufacturer of film & aluminum electrolytic capacitors, with a state-of-the art facility in Nashik, India. The company sells 3 main types of film capacitors: IGBT snubber (direct mounting with different terminals styles to suit all types of IGBT modules), DC Link and Power Film capacitors, and is developing a new product line of AC Capacitors. Alcon serves the power electronic industry globally, especially the renewable energy, induction heating equipment, medical imaging, power generation, and railways end markets. Alcon controls every step of product development in-house and is able to supply customers globally with custom-designed capacitors.

For more Information, visit alconelectronics.com  

Published on 18 Jan 2022 by Stephane PERES

What is a capacitor ?

▲ WHAT IS A CAPACITOR ?   Definition from the dictionnary: « Capacitor »: Device able to accumulate charges and to relaunch them in a very short time.    > See our capacitors in catalog    What it really is: It's an electrical component made of 2 conductive armatures (called electrodes) separated by an isolating layer. Its main property is to store electrical charges on its armatures. There is a direct link between the voltage put on the capacitor and the value of the charge at the armatures This coefficient C, the capacitance, is the value caracterizing mathematically the capacitors. As we can identifie a direct link between U and I in the capacitor we can caracterize it as a dipole this way: 3 main dipoles : In the physical reality:   Contacts with the PCB (terminations) + Other internal contact suh as the metallic contacts, or the physical internal resistivity of the used materials. → Resistance in the circuit   Other losses due mainly to the leads → inductive effect in the circuit. Example of possible caracterization: That’s why the Esr is always written « at a certain frequency »  which should be the resonnance frequency. This is also why the capacitors have frequency optimal ranges. The higher the resonance frequency is, the higher the frequencies are withstanded by the capacitor.   In terms of energy Efficient energy is Ec.   In reality E= Ec+Er+Ei with: Ec = Energy due to the ideal capacitor Er = Energy to the ESR Ei = Energy due to the leakage.   So Er and Ei are caracterized by heating (Joule effect). So even if that’s not always a key paramter, the lower the esr the better it is for the circuit.                                                                                                                                                                               If the capacitor is polarized : If the capacitor is not polarized : > See our capacitors in catalog   ▲ MAIN CARACTERISTICS 1) Voltages (V) 2) Capacitance of Capacitor   3) Capacitance / volume 4) Tan Delta / ESR   5) Price of the function Whatever the function, the price of capacitors is important ! A cheap function does not mean a cheap product: 10 caps at 10€ is less expensive than 1 cap at 50€ …    > See our capacitors in catalog   ▲ FINAL OVERVIEW   Technology                                         Benefits of capacitors                          Constrains  Aluminum The least expensive The highest energy density Polarized Difficulties in storage High ESR and tan Delta Lowest temperature range  Ceramic   Ideal for high frequencies The biggest range of values (CAPA voltage)   Highest Price of the functions Low energy density Low values of capacitance  Film Highest ripple curents Highest voltages Lowest ESR and tan Delta Most expensive Lowest energy density High price of the function  Tantalum Lower ESR than aluminum, Good energy density and price of the function Polarized Solid can burn High ESR and tan Delta       > See our capacitors in catalog

Exxelia joins Heico Corporation group

The transaction will be carried out with IK Partners, majority shareholder of Exxelia since 2015, and should take place before the end of the first quarter of 2023.   Laurans A. Mendelson, HEICO's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, along with Victor H. Mendelson, HEICO's Co-President and CEO of its Electronic Technologies Group, commented, "We are ecstatic that such a fine company, with its remarkable team members, management and products, will be part of HEICO, and we look forward to welcoming all of Exxelia's great people to the HEICO family. While furthering HEICO's strategy of expanding our already impressive range of mission-critical and Hi-Rel components for the most demanding applications, Exxelia also provides HEICO with added broad geographic and product diversity, including in the important European market."   Paul Maisonnier, CEO of Exxelia, commented, "We are excited to embark on a new stage of development with HEICO. We really appreciate the values of the Mendelson Family, which match perfectly those of Exxelia. Our goal to develop Exxelia into a world leader in Hi-Rel passive components and sub-systems for harsh environments, serving the aeronautic, defense, space and medical markets will be accelerated under the HEICO umbrella. Together we will strengthen our innovation and operational capabilities and accelerate our internationalisation strategy. We thank IK for their support over the past years, which has enabled us to establish a solid platform to support our ambitions for global growth."   Dan Soudry, Managing Partner at IK Partners and Advisor to the IK VII Fund, and Diki Korniloff, Partner at IK Partners, added: "As shareholders of Exxelia since 2015, we are very pleased to have been able to support its very talented management team through the various stages of transformation, structuring and growth of the Company, doubling its employee base to more than 2,100 people and leading to a strong increase in investment in R&D and in its manufacturing footprint. Notably, we believe that HEICO is an excellent home for Exxelia given that they share common values and we are very pleased HEICO is acquiring Exxelia. We'd like to take this opportunity to wish the team and HEICO all the very best for the future."     About HEICO Corporation HEICO Corporation is engaged primarily in the design, production, servicing and distribution of products and services to certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications and electronics industries through its Hollywood, Florida-based Flight Support Group and its Miami, Florida-based Electronic Technologies Group. HEICO's customers include a majority of the world's airlines and overhaul shops, as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide, in addition to medical, telecommunications and electronics equipment manufacturers. For more information about HEICO, please visit website : www.heico.com.