Sabiana’s Acquisition of Cicsa Industriales del Calor

EY Abogados advised Sabiana on the deal.

The Italian company Sabiana, S.p.A., belonging to Arbonia AG (a company listed on the Swiss stock exchange and market leader in the distribution of designer radiators and bathroom radiators ), executed the acquisition of the Spanish company Cicsa Industriales del Calor, S.L. The acquisition of Cicsa together with the acquisition of Tecna, S.L. in October 2018, strengthens the competitive position of the Arbonia Group in the Spanish and Portuguese market. The acquisition is part of Arbonia´s HVAC growth strategy.

Arbonia already acquired its existing distribution partner for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, TECNA S.L. in September 2018 to expand its HVAC direct customer business in the two southern European markets of Spain and Portugal. The acquisition of Cicsa will further strengthen the sales position of the division in the markets of Spain and Portugal with immediate effect.

Cicsa is the Spanish market leader in the distribution of designer radiators and bathroom radiators, offering its products both through local wholesalers and through key accounts in the do-it-yourself (DIY) distribution channel, a market segment that is particularly important for the components business in Southern Europe and in which the HVAC Division has not been present to date.

Arbonia is a focused building components supplier that is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has its headquarters in Arbon, in the canton of Thurgau (CH). The Group is active worldwide with its own distribution companies, as well as offices and partners in more than 70 countries. Its main production sites are located in Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Russia, Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands. A total of around 8,300 employees work for the Arbonia Group.

The EY Abogados Legal team was led by Corporate M&A and Private Equity partner Susana Gómez Badiola (Picture), together with senior manager Jorge Sebastián de Erice and senior lawyer Mercedes Atencia.

Arbonia AG’s in-house team assisted with the deal with its head M&A / Legal counsel Sandro Sergio.

Involved fees earner: Mercedes Atencia Gross – EY (Ernst & Young); Jorge Sebastián de Erice – EY (Ernst & Young); Susana Gómez Badiola – EY (Ernst & Young);

Law Firms: EY (Ernst & Young);

Clients: Sabiana S.p.A.;

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Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler