EnviroStar, Inc. (NYSE American: EVI) announced today that it executed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all the assets and certain liabilities of Miami, Florida based Worldwide Laundry, Inc. using a combination of cash and EVI stock.
Worldwide is a distributor of vended and on-premise laundry products and a provider of installation and maintenance services to customers in southeast Florida and select countries in the Caribbean and Latin America. The proposed acquisition of Worldwide will increase the Company’s market share in southeast Florida and will provide access to key brands of vended and on-premise laundry products that expands the Company’s existing product offering.
This will be EVI’s second acquisition of a Florida-based business, which will further increase the Company’s leading market share position in Florida. With the added leadership, experience, and resources of EVI’s primary Florida business unit, Steiner Atlantic, the Company expects to pursue domestic and international growth opportunities in the sale, installation, and service of vended and on-premise laundry products. Henry M. Nahmad, EVI’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We welcome the Worldwide team to the EVI Family and we look forward to working with them and our valued suppliers in the pursuit of growth in the years ahead.”
The transaction is expected to close upon the satisfaction of closing conditions. EVI expects the addition of Worldwide to be accretive to its fiscal year ended June 30, 2019.
EnviroStar, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is a distributor that sells, leases, and rents commercial, industrial, and vended laundry and dry cleaning equipment and steam and hot water boilers manufactured by others, supplies related replacement parts and accessories, designs and plans turn-key laundry, dry cleaning, and boiler systems, and provides installation and maintenance services to thousands of customers, which include commercial, industrial, institutional, government, and retail customers. These activities are conducted in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Except for the historical matters contained herein, statements in this press release are forward- looking and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, trends, performance or achievements of EnviroStar, or industry trends and results, to differ from the future results, trends, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, that the proposed acquisition of Worldwide may not be accretive to EnviroStar’s earnings or otherwise have a positive impact on EnviroStar’s operating results or financial condition to the extent anticipated or at all, integration risks, risks related to the business, operations and prospects of Worldwide and EnviroStar’s plans with respect thereto, the risk that the conditions to closing the proposed acquisition may not be satisfied and that the proposed acquisition may not otherwise be consummated when expected, in accordance with the contemplated terms, or at all, and the risks related to EnviroStar’s operations, results, financial condition, financial resources, and growth strategy, including EnviroStar’s ability to find and complete other acquisition opportunities, and the impact of any such acquisitions on EnviroStar’s operations, results and financial condition. Reference is also made to other economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other risks and factors discussed in EnviroStar’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, those disclosed in the “Risk Factors” section of EnviroStar’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018 filed with the SEC on September 13, 2018. Many of these risks and factors are beyond EnviroStar’s control. In addition, past performance and perceived trends may not be indicative of future results. EnviroStar cautions that the foregoing factors are not exclusive. The reader should not place undue reliance on any forward- looking statement, which speaks only as of the date made. EnviroStar does not undertake to, and specifically disclaims any obligation to, update or supplement any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of changes in circumstances, new information, subsequent events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.