Bufab has entered into an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares in HT BENDIX A/S, with annual sales of approximately SEK 500 million (DKK 345 million) and an operating margin of approximately 10%.
HT BENDIX A/S was founded in 1975 and is a leading C parts Supply Chain Partner in the Nordics, with a strong expertise in furniture & fittings industries. Its head office and main operations are in Herning, in Jutland, Denmark, but the company generates sales throughout the Scandinavia, Baltics, Germany, England, France and Poland. HT BENDIX A/S has about 80 employees and generates annual sales of approximately DKK 345 million with good profitability.
The acquisition is financed within Bufab's existing credit facilities. The purchase price, on an "enterprise value" basis, amounts to approximately SEK 350 million upon closing of the transaction. An additional purchase price preliminarily estimated at SEK 70 million will be paid out in instalments in 2020-2022, conditional on stable and improving financial development. The acquisition will close and take effect immediately, but is conditional on the customary authority approvals, and will be reported within Bufab's segment Sweden. It is expected to contribute to Bufab's earnings per share starting from the third quarter of 2019.