Fluidra has signed an agreement to convert a 130 million euros syndicated credit line subscribed in 2018 into ‘green’ financing. BBVA acted as a sustainable coordinator for the process. So from now on, the conditions of this financing are subject to the company’s performance in environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. This is the first sustainable financing formalised by a company in the sector and will be used to cover the firm’s working capital needs.
The agreement with Fluidra values 100% of Fabtronics at 18.75 M AUD excluding future earn-outs payments. The price for the purchase of 80% of Fabtronic will be paid out as follows: as of today’s date, an initial payment of 15 M AUD has been made; at the same time, additional earn-outs payments linked to Fabtronics results have been agreed for the next three years. The contract also includes cross sell and purchase options which would allow Fluidra to raise its stake in Fabtronics’ share capital to 100%.
Last Friday afternoon, Fluidra revealed its merger project with its US-based rival Zodiac, world leader in Premium products for swimming pools. The new company, which will keep the name Fluidra and will continue to trade on the Spanish market, will have a presence in 46 countries and a workforce of 5,500.