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Dometic Acquires Front Runner Vehicle Outfitters

Stockholm, Sweden - May 20, 2021. On May 20, 2021, Dometic entered into an agreement to acquire Front Runner Vehicle Outfitters – a global provider of high-qualitive products for the outdoor market headquartered in South Africa.

SUMMARY

  • This transaction strengthens Dometic’s product offering and distribution network for the vehicle based outdoor market.
  • Net sales of Front Runner Vehicle Outfitters in the last fiscal year were approx. USD 35 million with a good operating margin. 
  • The products are sold on four continents through their own B2C e-channels (appr. 50% of total sales) and through more than 600 dealers.  
  • The transaction is expected to be accretive to Dometic’s EPS from start. 

DESCRIPTION OF FRONT RUNNER VEHICLE OUTFITTERS 

Front Runner Vehicle Outfitters is a global provider of high qualitive products for the vehicle based outdoor market. The products include roof racks, rooftop tents, storage products and load bars. The products are sold on four continents through their own B2C e-channels (appr. 50% of total sales) and through more than 600 dealers. 

Net sales in the last fiscal year were approx. USD 35 million with a good operating margin. 
Front Runner Vehicle Outfitters is privately owned, has approximately 320 full-time employees with the headquarters and manufacturing near Johannesburg, South Africa.

BACKGROUND AND REASONS FOR THE TRANSACTION

Dometic has identified the vehicle based outdoor market as a strong opportunity for growth. Front Runner Vehicle Outfitters, with its offering of high-quality outdoor products, is a perfect fit to Dometic’s existing offering for this market.

"I am pleased to welcome Front Runner Vehicle Outfitters and its employees to Dometic. With this acquisition we are strengthening our offering and distribution network for the outdoor market. Our strategy for profitable expansion in Mobile Living is built on a combination of organic and acquisitive growth. This is our fourth announced acquisition this year and our pipeline of potential future acquisitions remains strong." says Juan Vargues, President and CEO of Dometic.

The acquisition is fully financed via cash on hand and is expected to be accretive to Dometic’s EPS from start.

The transaction price is not material in relation to Dometic’s market capitalization and is not disclosed. Closing is expected to take place during the third quarter of 2021.

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Minako Nakatsuma Olofzon |  pr@dometic.com  |  +46 8 501 025 41

ÜBER DOMETIC
Dometic ist globaler Marktführer für Markenprodukte für das Leben unterwegs in den Bereichen Essen und Trinken, Klima, Energie und Steuerung und anderen Anwendungen. Dometic ist in Nord- und Südamerika, EMEA und dem APAC-Raum tätig und bietet Produkte für den Einsatz in Reisemobilen, Lkw und Premium-Automobilen, Freizeit- und Arbeitsbooten sowie für eine Vielzahl weiterer Anwendungen. Wir sehen es als unsere Aufgabe, intelligente und zuverlässige Produkte in einem herausragenden Design zu entwickeln. Wir verkaufen unsere Produkte in nahezu 100 Ländern und verfügen über ein globales Vertriebs- und Servicenetz, das Kundendienstleistungen und Zubehör bereitstellt. Dometic, mit Sitz in Stockholm, Schweden, beschäftigt weltweit ca. 6.500 Mitarbeiter und erwirtschaftete 2020 einen Nettoumsatz von über 16,2 Mrd. SEK (1,8 Mrd. USD).