Fagerhult completes Arlight acquisition
Arlight has 160 employees and manufactures lighting fixtures and solutions primarily for the indoor commercial sector. Example application areas include commercial offices, educational buildings, hospitals, shopping malls and airports. In 2013, the company is forecast to have sales of 21 MEUR and a profitability well above the Fagerhult Group average.
“Our strategy is to become a clear leader in the European lighting industry. With this acquisition we gain access to the dynamic Turkish market and several interesting growth opportunities in the region. The Turkish lighting market is experiencing strong growth driven by the country’s 2023 ambitions on improving infrastructure and energy efficiency. This acquisition also gives us access to a low cost manufacturing facility located near our large existing markets. I am also very pleased that Mr. Mustafa Cemil Arli and Mrs. Gülseren Arli will remain with the company and build on the strong recent performance of Arlight”, comments Johan Hjertonsson CEO Fagerhult.
Fagerhult pays a price of MEUR 28, on a cash and debt free basis, for 100% of the shares in Arlight. An additional 7 MEUR can be paid as earnout until 2015 tied to company performance. The transaction is financed with existing credit facilities.
More information on Arlight is available at www.arlight.net.
Habo February 12, 2014