Live Ventures to Acquire Lonesome Oak Trading Co.
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Live Ventures Incorporated (Nasdaq: LIVE), a diversified holding company, today announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Lonesome Oak Trading Co., a leading carpet manufacturer. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of this year.
Lonesome Oak, located in the Dalton, Georgia area, is a tufted textile (carpet) manufacturer that sells carpet domestically and internationally. In addition, Lonesome Oak also purchases and resells hardwood flooring and luxury vinyl tile in the United States. Lonesome Oak maintains over 433,000 square feet of facility space and employs 282 full-time employees.
The acquisition of Lonesome Oak is expected to increase Live Ventures’ consolidated revenues by approximately 50% in its manufacturing segment to more than $130 million per year.
“The addition of Lonesome Oak to our portfolio solidifies Live’s commitment to strategic growth in core operating areas. With the additions of substantial production capacity, equipment, and human capital, Live expects strong growth in its Marquis’ business” said Jon Isaac, Live Ventures’ President and Chief Executive Officer.
“We believe that Lonesome Oak will be a great bolt-on acquisition for Marquis Industries,” said Wes Godfrey, Chief Executive Officer of Marquis Industries. “Lonesome Oak and Marquis have complementary lines of business, which we believe will enable Marquis to grow and realize significant operating and cost synergies, with the ultimate goal of sustainably increasing free cash flow.”
About Live Ventures
Live Ventures Incorporated, originally incorporated in 1968, is a diversified holding company with a strategic focus on acquiring profitable companies that have demonstrated a strong history of earnings power. Through its subsidiary Marquis Industries, the company manufactures and sells residential and commercial carpets primarily in North America. Marquis Industries also designs, sources and sells hard-surface flooring. Through its subsidiary Vintage Stock, an award-winning entertainment retailer, the company sells new and pre-owned movies, classic and current generation video games and systems, music on CD & LP, collectible comics, books, toys, and more. Vintage Stock, through its stores and website, ships product worldwide directly to the customer’s doorstep. Through its subsidiary ApplianceSmart, the company sells new major household appliances in the United States through a chain of company-owned retail stores operating under the name ApplianceSmart®.
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