Sandvik to acquire DSI Underground
12 February 2021
Sandvik has signed an agreement to acquire DSI Underground, the global leader in ground support and reinforcement products, systems and solutions for the underground mining and tunneling industries. The company will be reported in Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. The transaction is expected to close by mid-2021 and is subject to relevant regulatory approvals.
“This acquisition is an important step in our growth ambition. DSI Underground’s track record of driving progress and safety in underground operations and its global reach will further strengthen our world-leading market position within mining and rock solutions”, says Stefan Widing, President and CEO of Sandvik.
DSI Underground is present in 70 countries, with 22 production units situated close to end customers. The product offering includes bolting systems, injection chemicals and resin capsules.
DSI Underground has approximately 2,000 employees. DSI Underground’s revenue for 2020 is expected to be about EUR 518 million (excluding the four joint ventures that are part of the acquisition) and an EBIT margin that to certain extent will be dilutive to Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ margin. The purchase price is approximately EUR 943 million on a cash and debt free basis. Impact on Sandvik’s earnings per share will be slightly positive.
Courtesy of Sandvik.
Image credit: DSI Underground