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LPA Group PLC
27 March 2023
 

LPA GROUP PLC

("LPA", the "Company" or the "Group")

Product Line Acquisition

LPA Group plc, the high reliability LED lighting, electronic and electro-mechanical system designer and manufacturer, is pleased to announce the conditional purchase of a product line from Amphenol Limited ("Amphenol") (the "Acquisition"). The product line is Amphenol's UK historic range of railway inter-carriage electrical connectors (inter-car jumpers), complementing LPA Connection Systems' existing product range.

The Acquisition, effective 24 March 2023, replaces a ten year licensing agreement between LPA and Amphenol, signed in May 2021, whereby LPA undertook the manufacture and supply of Amphenol connectors to the UK rail aftermarket customer base, and the profits from the product line were shared on a 50:50 basis between the two parties.

The Acquisition enables LPA to continue to manufacture and supply the railway inter-carriage electrical connectors direct to the customer, and now retaining all associated profits.

Paul Curtis, CEO, commented: "This is an excellent agreement for all parties, assisting both in their strategies of development and growth for the coming years. The aftercare market is a key focus for LPA and these products provide access to nearly 3,000 existing vehicles, to which we can offer our excellent levels of quality and support over the coming decade. This product line will support the Group's delivery of FY23 results in line with existing Board expectations."

The Acquisition, now agreed and signed, is conditional on formal approval from our customer. The terms of the Acquisition have been discussed with the customer, no problems are envisaged, and formal approval is expected to be obtained within the coming weeks.

The revenue for this product line for the year ended 30 September 2022 was £388,000, with a total PBT of £115,000 split between the two parties. LPA is acquiring all product line intellectual property and tooling. Consideration paid for the Acquisition is £500,000 satisfied in cash from existing cash resources. As at 28 February 2023, LPA had cash of approximately £1.6m (unaudited) and bank debt of £2.1m (unaudited).

 

 

Enquires:

www.lpa-group.com

 

Tel:

 

 

 

 

 

LPA Group plc

 

 

01799 512 800

Robert B Horvath

Chairman

 


Paul Curtis

Stuart Stanyard

CEO

CFO

 



 

 


 

 

 

 

finnCap

NOMAD and Broker

 

020 7220 0500

Ed Frisby / Abigail Kelly

(Corporate Finance)

Tim Redfern / Charlotte Sutcliffe

(ECM)

 

 


 

 

About LPA

LPA Group plc (AIM: LPA) is a market leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of high reliability LED lighting, electronic and electro-mechanical systems, and a distributor of engineered components.

Focused on transport (rail and aviation), defence, infrastructure and industrial markets and supplying into hostile and challenging environments, LPA is known for engineering solutions to improve product reliability, reducing maintenance and life cycle costs.

The Group has three sites across the UK, selling to customers in the UK and overseas. Two of these are design and manufacturing sites: LPA Connection Systems - electro-mechanical systems for rail, aviation and industrial, and LPA Lighting Systems - LED lighting and electronic systems for rail and infrastructure. The third site is LPA Channel Electric - a value added distributer of engineered components for rail, aerospace and defence.

With over 160 years of UK design and manufacture, and with origins in the first ever light installed in 'Electric Avenue', Brixton; innovation is core to LPA and to the products and services supplied to our customers worldwide.

For more information visit www.lpa-group.com

 

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