Steelcase announces definitive agreement to acquire AMQ Solutions
Steelcase has entered into definitive agreements to purchase all outstanding membership interests of AMQ and certain assets of an affiliated company in an all cash transaction. The transaction is expected to be completed during Steelcase's fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. AMQ's revenue for the trailing twelve months was approximately $37 million.
"There is great value to be created in joining our two companies," said Allan Smith, vice president, global marketing of Steelcase. "AMQ is eager to grow by leveraging our industry-leading dealer network and global reach, and we expect to drive further growth by offering additional product choices and leveraging AMQ's supply chain capabilities for Steelcase."
Following completion of the transaction, the AMQ offering is expected to be available through authorized Steelcase dealers in addition to AMQ's existing network of dealers and sales representatives.
"As the workplace continues to evolve to support new ways of working, we have been increasing the breadth of our product offering through product development, partnerships and, in this case, acquisition," said Jim Keane, president and CEO of Steelcase. "The AMQ product portfolio provides a great platform for scalable growth as we combine the strength of the Steelcase network with the AMQ business model."
To support a broader range of price points, in addition to this transaction Steelcase recently announced marketing and distribution relationships with Blu Dot, Bolia, FLOS and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, supplementing an already extensive Steelcase portfolio and offering greater choice and value to Steelcase customers.
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For over 105 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great experiences for the world's leading organizations, across industries. We demonstrate this through our family of brands - including Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, PolyVision® and Turnstone®. Together, they offer a comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture and technology products and services designed to unlock human promise and support social, economic and environmental sustainability. We are globally accessible through a network of channels, including over 800 dealer locations. Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with fiscal 2017 revenue of $3.0 billion.