Standex International Signs Definitive Agreement To Divest Refrigerated Solutions Group

Date: 18 April 2020
Standex International Signs Definitive Agreement To Divest Refrigerated Solutions Group
Standex International Corporation ("Standex") announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG), part of the Food Service Equipment segment, to Ten Oaks Group, a family office focused exclusively on corporate divestitures, for $11 million in cash. In fiscal 2019, RSG reported approximately $150 million in revenue and about a $1 million operating loss. Standex expects to incur approximately $27 million in non-cash charges associated with the divestiture including goodwill impairment in the fiscal third quarter of 2020. The transaction is expected to close in the calendar second quarter of 2020 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

"With today's announced sale of RSG, we continue the simplification of our portfolio that began with the divestiture of the Cooking business in early 2019. This step enables us to focus more clearly on those of our businesses which have higher growth and margin profiles. These strategic businesses win in the marketplace by partnering with customers to solve their application needs with differentiated custom solutions," commented President and Chief Executive Officer David Dunbar.

RSG manufactures refrigerated cabinets and walk-ins for customers food service and retail end market.  The segment's NorLake and Master-Bilt brands are operated from facilities in New Albany, MS and Hudson, WI.

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