Littelfuse Inc., an industrial technology manufacturing company, has acquired C&K, a manufacturer of high-quality electromechanical switches, from Sun Capital Partners Inc., a private investment firm concentrated on defensible businesses within growing markets. As part of the transaction, Sun Capital was advised by its European affiliate, Sun European Partners LLP.

C&K is a global provider of critical, highly-engineered electromechanical switches and interface technology services for industrial, transportation, aerospace, and datacom product applications. The firm has seen a nearly doubled EBITDA and improved margins of over 400 basis points since its 2017 investment from Sun Capital. The firm has already completed two strategic add-ons including Vuillermoz in 2018 and EIS Electronics in 2021.

“We were very pleased to collaborate with C&K’s management team to accelerate growth across the organization, implement key operational improvements and position the business for future success,” said Marc Leder, co-chief executive officer of Sun Capital. “We were also able to draw on our strong sector expertise to help C&K management capitalize on M&A opportunities and establish a culture of continuous improvement that will serve the Company well as it moves forward in partnership with Littelfuse.”