Acquisition of VoltAir System AB
Strengthens our market position in the Nordics region
Volution Group plc (“Volution” or “the Group”, LSE: FAN), a leading supplier of ventilation products to the residential and commercial construction markets, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of VoltAir System AB (“VoltAir”).
The acquisition will be on a debt free, cash free basis for an initial cash consideration of SEK 79.7 million (approximately £7.0 million), to be funded from the Group’s existing cash and banking facilities. A further amount of deferred cash consideration of up to SEK 28 million (approximately £2.5 million) may be payable, contingent on VoltAir’s earnings for the year ended 31 December 2017.
Background to VoltAir
Based in Torsby, Sweden, VoltAir is a leading manufacturer and supplier of centralised heat recovery ventilation systems for residential and commercial purposes, in primarily the new build sector. It develops, manufactures and sells energy efficient air handling units (“AHUs”) based on proprietary technology and sold under its own brand. It provides both prefabricated and on-site built AHUs with a reputation for high energy efficiency, low maintenance costs and long service life.
In the year ended 31 December 2016, VoltAir generated revenue of SEK 74.5 million (approximately £6.5 million) assisted by a significant and prestigious project for the head office of a large Swedish bank in Stockholm, which will not repeat. The profit before tax was SEK 13.8 million (approximately £1.2 million) and gross assets were SEK 31.5 million (approximately £2.8 million).
Volution expects the acquisition to be immediately earnings enhancing, and will be reported under Volution’s Ventilation Group division.
Commenting on the acquisition, Ronnie George, Chief Executive Officer of Volution, said:
“We are delighted to have reached agreement to acquire VoltAir. This acquisition is consistent with our stated strategy of making selective value enhancing acquisitions. VoltAir has a strong presence in the residential and commercial new build ventilation markets in Sweden and the wider Nordics in the growing market for energy efficient air handling units. The business will be highly complementary to our strong position in the Nordic residential refurbishment ventilation products market and we believe the acquisition will deliver value for our shareholders.”
For further information:
Volution Group plc
Ronnie George, Chief Executive Officer
+44 (0) 1293 441501
Ian Dew, Chief Financial Officer
+44 (0) 1293 441536
+44 (0) 207 353 4200
James Macey White
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Notes to Editors
Volution Group plc (LSE: FAN) is a leading supplier of ventilation products to the residential and commercial construction markets in the UK, the Nordics and Central Europe.
The Volution Group operates through two divisions: the Ventilation Group and the OEM (Torin-Sifan) division. The Ventilation Group consists of 12 key brands - Vent-Axia, Manrose, Diffusion, National Ventilation, Airtech, Breathing Buildings, Fresh, PAX, Welair, inVENTer, Brüggemann and Ventilair, focused primarily on the UK, the Nordic and Central European ventilation markets. The Ventilation Group principally supplies ventilation products for residential and commercial ventilation applications. The OEM (Torin-Sifan) division supplies motors, fans and blowers to OEMs of heating and ventilation products for both residential and commercial construction applications in Europe.
For more information, please go to: http://www.volutiongroupplc.com/
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