• Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has agreed to acquire Navico, a specialist marine electronics company, for $1.05 billion.

  • Brunswick will be using a combination of debt and cash on its balance sheet to fund the acquisition.

  • Brunswick held $488.9 million in cash and equivalents as of April 3, 2021.

  • The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2021.

  • As a result of this acquisition, Brunswick will add Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, and C-MAP to its Advanced Systems Group (ASG).

  • Navico is a privately held global company based in Egersund, Norway, and co-owned by Altor Fund IV and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

  • With the addition of Navico, Brunswick expects its Parts and Accessories P&A businesses to have revenues on a run-rate basis exceeding $2.0 billion.

  • "The acquisition of Navico and its award-winning brands will immediately accelerate Brunswick's ACES (Autonomy, Connectivity, Electrification, and Shared-Access) strategy and support our vision to deliver distinctive new products and technology-enabled experiences," said Dave Foulkes, Chief Executive Officer.

  • Price action: BC shares traded lower by 0.33% at $96 in the premarket session on the last check Thursday.

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