DGAP-News: Braas Monier Building Group S.A. / Key word(s): Takeover
Braas Monier acquires a concrete tile plant in Finland
- Strengthening of leading market position in concrete roof tiles in Finland
- Active step to consolidate the local concrete roof tile market
- Adding further cross-selling potential for roofing components
Luxembourg, 12 December 2016. Braas Monier end of last week acquired A-Tiilikate (A-Tiilikate OY), a privately owned manufacturer of concrete roof tiles, operating one plant near Helsinki, Finland. Through the acquisition of A-Tiilikate, number two in the local concrete roof tile market, Braas Monier significantly strengthens its position as market leader in Finland and gains additional potential for selling roofing components to a wider customer base.
For 2015, A-Tiilikate reported revenues of EUR 2.9 million and an Operating EBITDA of EUR 0.2 million. Management expects to generate from this transaction an Operating EBITDA of approximately EUR 1.2 million in 2019. This includes significant synergies which Management believes to achieve within the next three years. EV / EBITDA is expected to reach approx. 3.6x in 2019, with Enterprise Value including the purchase price, repayment of existing external financing, cost related to the acquisition including its integration, the financing of additional working capital needs and additional capital expenditure (discounted).
The acquisition was fully financed from free cash flow.
"As we see first signs that the local Finish market is just about to recover from its historical low, we consider this acquisition to be the right step taken at the right time. It gives us the opportunity to optimise our capacity utilisation, to realise sizeable sales and cost synergies and to strengthen our position as a leader in a growing concrete roof tile market at the same time," explains Georg Harrasser, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Braas Monier Building Group S.A., the rationale behind this value-accretive transaction.
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About Braas Monier
|Company:||Braas Monier Building Group S.A.|
|4, rue Lou Hemmer|
|Grand Duchy of Luxembourg|
|Listed:||Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange|
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