Kyocera acquires Triumph-Adler for € 98.7 million
Motivated by Triumph-Adler’s distribution network: 35,000 companies as customers in 33 countries
Taking advantage of low EURO exchange rates and the high YEN, and low valuations during the current economic crisis, Kyocera acquired 93.84% (51,968,300 shares) of TA Triumph-Adler AG at a purchasing price of € 1.90/share for a total purchase price on the order of € 98.7 Million.
Kyocera acquired TA Triumph-Adler for its distribution network: TA Triumph-Adler has about 35,000 companies as customers in 33 countries, with 70% of sales in Germany, giving Kyocera a much larger distribution footprint in Germany and EU.
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Triumph was founded 1896 as a bicycle maker, and has grown into a major European office equipment manufacturer and sales company. Triumph used to be famous for typewriters, with the disappearance of typewriters, Triumph went through a long sequence of restructuring and through many merger and acquisition transactions by many different owners including: Litton Industries, Volkswagen AG, Olivetti, Ideal Loisirs.
TA Triumph-Adler’s annual sales are € 298.5 million.
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