FULTON, Md., Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Colfax Corporation ("Colfax") (NYSE: CFX), a leading global manufacturer of gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services, today announced the pricing of a registered underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $34.00 and that it has increased the size of the offering to 8,000,000 shares from the previously announced 7,000,000 shares. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,000,000 shares from Colfax. Settlement of the offering is expected to occur on March 5th. Colfax expects to use the proceeds from the sale of the common stock for general corporate purposes. Deutsche Bank Securities and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as bookrunners for the offering. KeyBanc Capital Markets is the co-lead manager of the offering. The public offering is being made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained from either: Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Department, Harborside Financial Center, 100 Plaza One, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07311-3988, telephone (800) 503-4611, or by e-mailing email@example.com; or BofA Merrill Lynch, 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, Attn: Prospectus Department or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The common stock will be offered pursuant to an effective registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. About Colfax CorporationColfax Corporation is a diversified global manufacturing and engineering company that provides gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services to commercial and governmental customers around the world under the Howden, Colfax Fluid Handling and ESAB brands. Colfax believes that its brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets that it serves. Colfax is traded on the NYSE under the ticker "CFX." Additional information about Colfax is available at www.colfaxcorp.com.