Sandvik to acquire market leading underground safety solutions company DSI Underground
Sandvik has signed an agreement to acquire DSI Underground, the global leader in ground support and reinforcement products, systems and solutions for the underground mining and tunneling industries. The company will be reported in Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions.
“This acquisition is an important step in our growth ambition. DSI Underground’s track record of driving progress and safety in underground operations and its global reach will further strengthen our world-leading market position within mining and rock solutions”, says Stefan Widing, President and CEO of Sandvik.
DSI Underground is present in 70 countries, with 22 production units situated close to end customers. The product offering includes bolting systems, injection chemicals and resin capsules.
“With the world’s most extensive choice of ground support products and systems, the DSI Underground’s offering is highly complementary and enables us to deliver greater value and safety to our customers. The deal gives DSI Underground access to Sandvik’s substantial R&D, global service and sales network, complements our growing aftermarket business and strengthens our leadership in underground mining and tunneling”, says Henrik Ager, President of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions.
DSI Underground has approximately 2,000 employees. DSI Underground’s revenue for 2020 is expected to be about EUR 518 million (excluding the four joint ventures that are part of the acquisition) and an EBIT margin that to certain extent will be dilutive to Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ margin. The purchase price is approximately EUR 943 million on a cash and debt free basis. Impact on Sandvik’s earnings per share will be slightly positive.
The transaction is expected to close by mid-2021 and is subject to relevant regulatory approvals.
There will be a conference call related to the intended acquisition on 28 December 2020 at 13.30 CET for analysts, investors and financial media. Presentation material will be available on Sandvik’s website home.sandvik when the conference starts.
Dial-in numbers for the conference call:
Sweden: +46 8 505 629 59
UK: +44 207 750 99 05
US: +1 631 886 53 78
Participant PIN: 764591#
This information is information that Sandvik AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at about 15.30 CET 24 December 2020.
Stockholm, 24 December 2020
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