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Luceco Acquires D-Line in Strategic £12.4m Deal

Bright Horizons with Luceco Group's D-Line Purchase

The Luceco Group, the prominent designer and manufacturer of LED lighting, wiring accessories and EV charging power units, has strategically acquired D-Line, a leading supplier of cable management products, in a transaction valued at up to £12.4 million.

This move is set to enhance Luceco's product portfolio and strengthen its market position both in the UK and internationally, particularly in North America. Headquartered in North Shields, D-Line is renowned for its innovative cable management solutions, including decorative cable trunking, with a workforce of approximately 60 employees. The company has made a significant mark in retail, wholesale, and e-commerce sectors across the UK, Europe, and North America.

With an initial cash consideration of £8.6 million and a further £3.8 million of contingent consideration, the acquisition by Telford-based Luceco is funded through existing debt facilities.For the fiscal year ending on November 30, 2023, D-Line reported a revenue of £17 million and an underlying profit of £1.4 million, showcasing the company's solid financial performance and market presence.

Luceco's CEO, John Hornby, emphasised the natural synergy between D-Line's products and Luceco's existing offerings.

The acquisition is anticipated to be earnings enhancing from its first full year, highlighting the strategic fit and the expected positive financial impact. D-Line will continue its operations from its current locations under the leadership of its existing senior management team, ensuring continuity and leveraging the existing operational strengths to drive future growth.

Notably this presents Luceco with a significant opportunity to expand its footprint in the North American market, leveraging D-Line's established operations and brand recognition in the region.

This marks a pivotal step for Luceco in expanding its product range and solidifying its position in the global market. By integrating D-Line's unique offerings and operational capabilities, Luceco aims to enhance its competitiveness and accelerate growth in key markets. The strategic move not only broadens Luceco's portfolio but also opens up new avenues for innovation and market penetration, particularly in North America. With the backing of D-Line's strong brand and operational platform, Luceco is well-positioned to capitalise on emerging market opportunities and drive long-term value creation.

  • Luceco Group acquires D-Line, a leading supplier of cable management products
  • Transaction valued at up to £12.4 million
  • Enhances Luceco's product portfolio and strengthen its market position both in the UK and internationally, particularly in North America
  • Luceco's CEO, John Hornby, emphasised the natural synergy between D-Line's products and Luceco's existing offerings
  • Luceco presented with a significant opportunity to expand its footprint in the North American market

D-Line

D-Line, a UK-based company in Newcastle upon Tyne, is renowned globally for innovative cable management solutions prioritizing time, safety, and aesthetics. They introduced the world's fastest cable trunking system in sleek designs, now popular in over 30 countries. Additionally, D-Line innovated fire-rated cable supports and Cable Tidy Units, addressing safety concerns and clutter. Their commitment to inventive solutions has earned them Queen's Awards for Export and Innovation.