LCI Industries to Acquire Italian-Based Manufacturer Sessa Klein
Elkhart, Indiana - February 8, 2017 - LCI Industries (NYSE: LCII) (“LCI”), a supplier of components for the leading original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) of recreational vehicles (“RVs”) and adjacent industries, and the related aftermarkets of those industries, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc., has reached an agreement in principle to acquire Sessa Klein S.p.A., a Varese, Italy-based manufacturer of highly engineered side window systems for both high speed and commuter trains. Sessa Klein’s sales for 2016 were approximately €10 million (US$11 million).
Closing of the transaction, anticipated to take place within 30 days, is subject to agreement on final terms, the execution of definitive transaction documents and satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The purchase price is expected to be approximately €7.9 million (US$8.5 million), which would be paid at closing from available cash, plus contingent consideration based on future sales.
“Sessa Klein has an excellent management team, and a great reputation in the international rolling stock industry for the sophisticated engineering and design of their window products,” said LCI’s President Scott Mereness. “In 2016, we acquired Florence, Italy-based Project 2000 S.r.L., a manufacturer of motorized entry steps, bed lifts and RV accessories, as a foundation for LCI in the European RV market. We believe the addition of Sessa Klein’s products and diversified customer base opens a door into a new adjacent market for LCI. We are enthusiastic about growing market share in their core train markets in Europe as well as the United States. Additionally, we believe this transaction accelerates the opportunities to expand LCI’s product offerings for the European RV market, particularly for caravan windows. We look forward to the Sessa Klein management team continuing to serve their existing customers after the transaction is completed, as well as working closely with LCI’s management team to find new opportunities.”
From over 70 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America and Europe, LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc., supplies, domestically and internationally, a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading OEMs in the recreation and transportation product markets, consisting of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries, including buses; trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment, and other cargo; trucks; boats; trains; manufactured homes; and modular housing. The Company also supplies engineered components to the related aftermarkets of these industries primarily by selling to retail dealers, wholesale distributors, and service centers. LCI's products include steel chassis and related components; axles and suspension solutions; slide-out mechanisms and solutions; thermoformed bath, kitchen, and other products; vinyl, aluminum, and frameless windows; manual, electric, and hydraulic stabilizer and leveling systems; entry, luggage, patio, and ramp doors; furniture and mattresses; electric and manual entry steps; awnings and awning accessories; electronic components; appliances; televisions, sound systems, navigation systems, and backup cameras; and other accessories. Additional information about LCI and its products can be found at www.lci1.com.
Lippert Components, Inc.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514