Release time : 2015-06-15 13:51:37
Brammer, the European industrial services group, today announces the acquisition of 100% of the business of Tecnoforniture Srl (?Tecnoforniture?) in Italy for ¡ê8.6million. Tecnoforniture is one of the leading regional Italian specialist industrial services businesses providing critical industrial components, bearings and related power transmission products.
The acquisition of Tecnoforniture is consistent with Brammer?s stated strategy and reinforces Brammer?s leadership position in Europe, enhancing its key account offering to pan-European customers. This acquisition expands Brammer?s presence in Italy, an important growth market.
The acquisition of Tecnoforniture will enhance Brammer?s position as a major pan-European industrial services business in one of the major economies of Europe.
? Tecnoforniture had net sales of ¡ê9.2 million in the year to 31 December 2007.
?The total consideration for the acquisition of 100% of Tecnoforniture is ¡ê8.6 million (¡ê6.5 million net of ¡ê2.1 million of cash and cash equivalents) payable in instalments over a two year period.
?The first tranche payment is ¡ê4.3 million cash, and is payable on completion. The second payment of ¡ê2.15 million is payable on the first anniversary of completion with a further payment of ¡ê2.15 million payable on the second anniversary.
?The acquisition is expected to be earnings enhancing from completion.
David Dunn, chairman of Brammer, commented:
?We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Tecnoforniture which extends Brammer?s European footprint in Italy and provides a base from which to grow earnings and further increase market penetration. This transaction strengthens Brammer?s European market leadership and fits our stated strategy of acquiring quality businesses which closely fit our established product portfolio and business strategy in order to complement the organic growth opportunities in our key account and pan-European businesses.?
Background to the acquisition of Tecnoforniture
Brammer, the European industrial services group, today announces the acquisition of 100% of the business of Tecnoforniture. Tecnoforniture is engaged in the provision of critical industrial components including bearings, power transmission and fluid power to a wide variety of industrial and commercial customers.
Terms of the acquisition
Brammer will acquire a 100% interest in Tecnoforniture payable in three tranches. For the first tranche Brammer will pay ¡ê4.3 million in cash. The second payment of ¡ê2.15 million is payable on the first anniversary of completion with a further payment of ¡ê2.15 million payable on the second anniversary.
Background on Tecnoforniture
The Tecnoforniture business is based in Porto D?Ascoli, on the east coast, and has 32 employees.
The product range includes bearings, power transmission and fluid power and is an excellent fit with Brammer?s existing product portfolio.
The business generated sales of ¡ê9.2 million and EBIT of ¡ê1.05 million in the year to 31 December 2007. Net assets were ¡ê4.2 million at the year end and gross assets were ¡ê7.1 million.
Reasons for the acquisition
The acquisition of the Tecnoforniture business is in line with Brammer?s strategy of further developing its position as the leading pan-European industrial services business through both organic growth and bolt-on acquisitions.
The acquisition of the Tecnoforniture business:
?Provides Brammer a platform from which it can strengthen its market position in the provision of bearings and mechanical power transmission in the strategically important Italian market; and
?Enhances Brammer?s key account and pan-European capabilities.
In line with strategy, further acquisitions are being sought to consolidate Brammer?s position as the only supplier capable of servicing the needs of major pan-European customers for critical industrial components, bearings and related products.