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Thursday 13 August, 2020

Portmeirion Group

Acquisition in Portmeirion Canada

RNS Number : 9802V
Portmeirion Group PLC
13 August 2020
 

13 August 2020

 

 

 

 

Portmeirion Group PLC

(the "Group")

 

Acquisition of remaining 50% equity in Portmeirion Canada

 

 

Portmeirion Group PLC, the designer, manufacturer and worldwide distributor of high quality homewares under the Portmeirion, Spode, Royal Worcester, Pimpernel, Wax Lyrical and Nambé brands, is pleased to announce that is has acquired the remaining 50% of the issued share capital of Portmeirion Canada Inc. ("Portmeirion Canada") from Royal Selangor Inc. ("Royal Selangor"). This purchase means the Group now owns 100% of the issued share capital of Portmeirion Canada.

 

As part of the acquisition, key licence distribution agreements in the Canadian marketplace are expected to continue. The Group has also agreed to purchase certain assets from Royal Selangor.  

 

The total cash consideration payable by the Group is CA$1.0 million (£0.6 million) which is to be funded from the Group's existing cash resources.  

 

For the 12 months to 30 June 2020, Portmeirion Canada recorded sales of CA$3.5 million (unaudited) and contributed approximately CA$0.3 million of net profit to the Group results. As at 30 June 2020, Portmeirion Canada reported unaudited net assets of CA$2.3 million.

 

Portmeirion Canada will continue to operate from its current office and warehouse facilities and retain the combined workforce.  

 

Mike Raybould, Chief Executive commented:

 

"We have successfully operated an associated company for our distribution operation in Canada for a number of years. By acquiring the remaining 50% share of Portmeirion Canada and certain trade and assets of Royal Selangor, we obtain control over the selling and distribution process in this market and the rights to key licence distribution agreements. As we previously announced, one of the uses of the recent equity raise proceeds was to build a more significant presence in the Canadian market and it is therefore pleasing to have achieved this strategic goal in such a short timeframe. We see this acquisition as a strong opportunity to revitalise and grow this important market, particularly through further penetration of online channels."

 

Notes: This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014.

 

ENQUIRIES:

 

Portmeirion Group PLC:

Mike Raybould

Chief Executive

+44 (0) 1782 743 443

[email protected]

David Sproston

Group Finance Director

+44 (0) 1782 743 443

[email protected]




Hudson Sandler:

Dan de Belder

Nick Moore

+44 (0) 207 796 4133

[email protected]

[email protected]




Panmure Gordon:

(Nominated Adviser and Broker) 

+44 (0) 207 886 2500


Freddy Crossley / Joanna Langley


Corporate Finance

James Stearns


Corporate Broking

 

N+1 Singer:

(Joint broker) 

+44 (0) 207 496 3000


Peter Steel / Ben Farrow


Corporate Finance

Rachel Hayes


Corporate Broking

 


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