Leoni sells electrical appliance assemblies business to BizLink
Divestment consistent with strategy to transform towards a solution-provider
“Our Wire & Cable Solutions Division is transforming to become a more solution-oriented provider for its customers and to profit from the trend towards digitisation. For that reason, we have evaluated all elements of our portfolio if they fit into the future strategy. With the divestment of the electrical appliance assemblies business, we make a considerable step in focussing on core activities with profitable growth potential“, states Bruno Fankhauser, Member of the Board of Directors of Leoni AG in charge of the Wire & Cable Solutions Division. Within this division, the business to be sold is bundled in the Business Group Electrical Appliance Assemblies which accounted for consolidated sales of EUR 130 million in fiscal 2015. It encompasses locations in Germany, Belgium, Slovakia, Serbia and China with approximately 2,000 employees. With this transaction, BizLink intends to gain a lasting foothold in the European market.
The proposed transaction is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. The closing of the divestment process is expected to happen in the first half of 2017. Until the deal closes, each company will continue to operate independently. The purchase price is subject to cash, debt and working capital adjustments at closing and will be paid in cash.