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Navigator to buy British tissue converter Accrol

27 Mar '24
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  • Navigator Paper UK Limited proposes an all-cash offer to acquire Accrol Group Holdings plc, a leading UK tissue converter, with projected annual sales revenues of £205 million and adjusted EBITDA of £21 million.
  • Accrol's board recommends the offer.
  • Navigator aims to bolster its Western European tissue business, focusing on UK private label market growth.
Navigator Paper UK Limited has launched a public all-cash firm offer to acquire the entire issued and to-be-issued share capital of British tissue converter Accrol Group Holdings plc.

Accrol is a leading tissue converter and supplier of toilet tissues, kitchen rolls, facial tissues, and wet wipes to many of the UK's leading discounters and grocery retailers across the UK. The board of directors of Accrol is recommending the offer, the company said in a press release.

For the half-year ending October 31, 2023, Accrol had sales revenues of £100.3 million (~$126.77 million) and adjusted EBITDA of £10.2 million (~$12.89 million). The company's board forecast annual sales revenues of £205 million (~$259.10 million) and adjusted EBITDA of at least £21 million for the current financial year.

Navigator sees Accrol as a key pillar in its strategy of sustained expansion of its tissue business in the Western European market. It will focus on building on Accrol's market position in the UK tissue private label market and supporting its growth across all its core product segments. Synergies are expected from increases in efficiency and productivity. Navigator anticipates the acquisition to result in a consolidated turnover of approximately £500 million, with the UK market expected to contribute around 50 per cent of Navigator’s total tissue sales revenues.

Navigator Paper UK Limited is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of The Navigator Company, a large Portuguese integrated pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and biomass-based energy company with consolidated sales of nearly €2 billion and consolidated EBITDA of €502 million.

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