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Buyer for European kitchen equipment manufacturer

Company to buy

  • Size: Medium to large-sized business
  • Revenue: Between 10 – 150 million EUR
  • Location of the target: Europe
  • Reason for acquisition: The management of the buyer wants to grow through acquisitions in Europe or North America
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Overview of this buyer for a kitchen equipment production company 

The management of a large North-American kitchen furniture manufacturer is looking for an acquisition of a home improvement or kitchen-related equipment and cabinetry manufacturer available for sale. The company is looking for targets in both North America and Europe and they are open to all locations in Europe. The company is targeting larger companies with a good track record and healthy financials.

Profile (strategy) of this buyer for a home improvement/kitchen equipment production company

The buyer is a large furniture and cabinetry manufacturer based in North America. The buyer is specialized in custom manufacturing and complex cabinetry solutions. The company focuses on high-end customers, offers first-class service and is able to design tailor-made cabinetry solutions for demanding clients.

The company’s service portfolio includes the design and manufacture of:

  • Bathroom cabinetry
  • Kitchen cabinetry
  • Corner accesses
  • Cutlery dividers
  • Pullouts
  • Rollouts

The company was established more than 50 years ago and due to continued growth now owns premises totalling more than 50 thousand square meters. 

The company currently reaches a revenue of more than 30 million euros. The company is able to raise capital on an as needed basis from its network of financial investors. The acquisition would take the structure of a leveraged buyout (LBO), therefore bank financing will also be used.

The company is not present in Europe yet but plans to grow the market share of the target if it acquires a company in Europe.

The owners of the buyer believe they can bring many synergies to the target, as the management comprises operators with extensive backgrounds in the manufacturing business. Synergies would generally be related to operations which result in cost savings and increased revenue generation.

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Activities and products of a suitable target of this buyer

The buyer is currently looking at targets in the manufacturing business and is most interested in companies operating in the:

  • Construction industry
  • Cabinetry manufacturing subsector
  • Home improvement sector

The buyer wants to stay away from distribution, printing, textile, chemical, agriculture, and automotive industries and companies that typically complete less than 10 projects per year.

Ideal target companies should have annual revenue of more than 10 million euros and a minimum of 10% EBITDA margin. The companies should have consistent revenue over many years. The buyer is interested in companies with solid cash flow. Large losses or gains or volatility are not preferred.

The company should have been in business for a minimum of 10 years, but the buyer will consider those with as little as 5 years in operation.

It is important that the owner will be comfortable with staying on for a transition period if their company is acquired. After the transitory period, owners are generally asked to be available on a consulting basis. The buyer estimates that this period would take a minimum of 150 days. The planned acquisition process can start right away after finding a suitable target.

Highlights of this buyer of a kitchen equipment manufacturer in Europe

  • The buyer is a large North American based kitchen and bathroom furniture manufacturer 
  • The buyer is able to raise capital for acquisitions of up to 100 million EUR
  • The target should be a financially healthy, stable company with non-volatile cash flow, and a long history

Information about this buyer for kitchen equipment manufacturers

Feel free to contact us for more information regarding this kitchen equipment and furniture manufacturer buyer or if you know possible suitable targets. For more buyers of manufacturing companies, please visit the section manufacturing companies wanted. For manufacturer companies for sale, visit the section manufacturing companies for sale.


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