Vista Outdoor Acquires Fox Racing: Read What's The Advantage

  • Vista Outdoor Inc VSTO has agreed to acquire California-based Fox Racing, a performance motocross, mountain bike, and lifestyle gear provider, for $540 million.
  • There is also potential for an additional $50 million earnout based on Fox Racing's financial performance.
  • Vista Outdoor expects the deal to be immediately accretive to earnings, excluding transaction costs, transition costs, and inventory step-up.
  • For the calendar year 2022, Fox Racing's full-year net sales and adjusted EBITDA are expected to be approximately $350 million and $55 million, respectively.
  • Vista Outdoor expects to finance this acquisition through a combination of a $600 million asset-based revolving credit facility, which will replace Vista Outdoor's existing asset-based revolving credit facility, and a $350 million secured term loan facility. It held $22.6 million in cash and equivalents as of March 31, 2022.
  • Jeffrey McGuane, CEO of Fox Racing, will continue to lead the company following the closing of the acquisition.
  • Vista Outdoor expects to close the transaction in the second fiscal quarter of FY23.
  • Price Action: VSTO shares are trading lower by 8.50% at $27.01 on the last check Wednesday.

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