FSN Capital V (“FSN Capital”) has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Holmbergs Safety System Holding AB (“Holmbergs”, the “Company”), a leading global supplier of mission critical safety systems to the child safety seat industry. Existing management and current owners will re-invest alongside FSN Capital and continue to own a material stake in the Company.
The Company has shown strong performance in recent years and established a global platform for continued expansion and holds a reputation for leading quality and engineering capabilities. The underlying child safety seat market is fast-growing and supported by favourable structural growth drivers such as stricter safety regulations and increased safety awareness.
Holmbergs is a joint global market leader in the fast-growing niche market of safety products and systems to the child safety seat industry. During the twelve months period ending on 30th April 2017 Holmbergs reported sales of SEK 316m and the Company has generated an organic sales CAGR of 18.5% 2014-2016. In partnership with FSN Capital, Holmbergs aspires to reinforce its strong market position and further accelerate international growth, primarily in Asia. Additionally, the Company intends to grow its adjacent secured transportation business, through both organic and inorganic initiatives.
“We are impressed by Holmbergs’ development over the last years and we are excited about the Company’s significant organic and inorganic growth potential. Holmbergs’ position as a market leader in a global niche market, supported by strong structural growth drivers, represents an attractive investment opportunity for FSN Capital and we are eager to support Holmbergs’ management team in the Company’s next growth journey”, says Marcus Egelstig, Principal at FSN Capital AB, acting as adviser to FSN Capital.
“It has been an exciting journey since I joined Holmbergs in 2008. We have successfully created a strong operational footprint with a joint leading position in all key markets and have consistently enjoyed double-digit growth with increasing profitability. We are recognized by our customers as a quality supplier in a market with strong underlying growth and is eager to continue the development together with our new principal owner FSN Capital”, says Anders Sandell, CEO of Holmbergs.
“The board is very proud of what the management team has achieved with the Company. Holmbergs has performed extremely well in all core markets and introduced new products, won new customers and continues to drive innovation forward. With a clear strategy for continued profitable growth, I am excited to continue to work with the Company under the FSN Capital ownership”, says Mikael Hägg, Chairman of the Board of Holmbergs.
FSN Capital was advised by White & Case, EY and Bain & Company. Financing is provided by Danske Bank.