Revolution Beauty takes manufacturing in-house with Medichem acquisition

Revolution Beauty introduced on Wednesday that its Revolution Beauty Holdings subsidiary has acquired the whole issued share capital of Medichem Manufacturing for £23m, topic to a internet belongings adjustment.The AIM-traded agency stated Medichem was a long-standing provider of haircare and skincare merchandise to Revolution, manufacturing all merchandise from its UK facility.
It stated Medichem’s end-to-end operations included a analysis and growth laboratory, bulk manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, using greater than 170 individuals.
During its final monetary 12 months ended 31 December, Medichem reported audited revenues of £13.4m and a revenue earlier than tax of £1.6m.
Revolution stated that, given the robust year-to-date development in its personal haircare and skincare classes, Medichem had continued to carry out properly in 2021.
Medichem had a restricted variety of clients apart from Revolution, which had contributed greater than 90% of Medichem’s income within the calendar 12 months so far.
The choice to amass Medichem was disclosed on the time of Revolution’s preliminary public providing, with the board saying the announcement on Wednesday demonstrated its supply in opposition to the technique it set out on the time of its itemizing.
It was Revolution Beauty’s first acquisition, offering it with its personal fully-owned and vertically-integrated manufacturing enterprise.
The firm stated it could result in enhanced margins, elevated management of its provide chain and enhanced productiveness.
Revolution stated it was anticipating the acquisition to be “considerably” earnings-enhancing for the monetary 12 months ending 28 February 2023.
“The intention to amass Medichem was disclosed on the time of our IPO, and I’m happy to announce at this time that we’re delivering in opposition to our technique and exercising our choice to amass this highly-complementary manufacturing enterprise,” stated joint founder and chief govt officer Adam Minto.
“By vertically integrating Revolution Beauty on this manner and taking manufacturing in-house for the primary time, we may have much more management of our provide chain, permitting us to enhance productiveness, our price base and margins, whereas being earnings accretive.”
At 0808 BST, shares in Revolution Beauty have been up 1.07% at 122.3p.

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