Floor & Decor Accelerates its Growth in Commercial Flooring with the Acquisition of Spartan Surfaces
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Floor & Decor (NYSE: FND) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Spartan Surfaces, a leading end-to-end commercial flooring specifying distribution company headquartered in Bel Air, Maryland for consideration of up to $90 million. A portion of the consideration will be paid through 2024 based on the achievement of predefined fiscal performance goals. The acquisition will be financed with cash-on-hand and $5 million of Floor & Decor common stock. It is expected to be accretive but not material to Floor & Decor’s diluted earnings per share for fiscal 2021, excluding transaction and integration costs. Spartan Surfaces will operate as a subsidiary of Floor & Decor Holdings, Inc. and will continue to be led by the Spartan Surfaces senior management team. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of fiscal 2021.
Tom Taylor, Floor & Decor’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We have seen strong growth in our commercial business over the last several years by providing a simplified, reliable and lower cost solution for commercial projects that leverages our merchandise sourcing and supply chain infrastructure. The addressable commercial market is large at an estimated $13 billion, and we believe Spartan Surfaces is the right strategic partner to enable us to incrementally accelerate our commercial flooring growth plans through their scalable specifying and consultative selling business model that primarily serves the architectural and design community. Just as we’ve revolutionized how hard surface flooring is purchased in retail, we see multiple sources of potential value creation by collectively leveraging each company’s core strengths, and we are excited about supporting Spartan Surfaces’ accelerated growth plans.”
Kevin Jablon, Founder and CEO of Spartan Surfaces stated, “Floor & Decor’s extensive sourcing and distribution capabilities of innovative, trend-forward products will serve as a key selling point for our business development team and for projects that depend on reliability and near-term supply. As we look to the future, we are excited that Floor & Decor has the experience and resources to help us accelerate our growth plans into many untapped and highly fragmented markets across the United States, while maintaining our unique culture.”
Barclays Capital acted as exclusive financial advisor, and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP acted as legal advisor to Floor & Decor. Chesapeake Corporate Advisors acted as exclusive financial advisor, and Venable LLP acted as legal advisor to Spartan Surfaces.
Conference Call to Discuss Acquisition
A conference call to discuss this transaction with analysts and investors is scheduled for today, May 13, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. If you would like to participate in the conference call, please dial (877) 300-8521 or (412) 317-6026, if calling internationally, please dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. A live audio webcast of the conference call and downloadable slides will be available online at: ir.flooranddecor.com.
A recorded replay of the conference call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and can be accessed both online at ir.flooranddecor.com or by dialing 844-512-2921 (international callers please dial 412-317-6671). The pin number to access the telephone replay is 10156481. The replay will be available until May 20, 2021.
About Floor & Decor
Founded in 2000, Atlanta based Floor & Decor is a leading, high-growth specialty retailer of hard-surface flooring, operating 140 warehouse stores in 32 states as of April 1, 2021. The stores offer the industry’s broadest in-stock assortment of tile, wood, laminate, vinyl, and natural stone flooring along with decorative and installation accessories and adjacent categories. The stores also offer free design services and a dedicated pro sales team. Products are directly sourced from manufacturers around the globe, which enables it to bring the world’s best and most innovative flooring trends to its customers, at everyday low prices. Floor & Decor has locations nationwide, but each store is bolstered by a local focus that creates a unique store experience and mix of products that meet the needs of each market served. For more information, visit www.flooranddecor.com.
About Spartan Surfaces
Founded in 2007, Spartan Surfaces is a fast-growing commercial specialty hard-surface flooring distribution company that focuses on specifying and selling commercial flooring through the Architect and Design Community, end users and commercial flooring contractors. Today, the company has 106 employees that cover three-fifths of the United States with showrooms in Washington D.C. and Chicago. For more information, visit www.spartansurfaces.com.
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Released May 13, 2021