TROY, Mich. – Champion Home Builders and Champion Retail Housing, subsidiaries of Skyline Champion Corporation (NYSE: SKY) announced the closing of its previously announced acquisition of Regional Enterprises LLC, and related companies.
“We are excited to announce the closing and to welcome Regional Homes to the Skyline Champion family,” Mark Yost, Skyline Champion’s President, and Chief Executive Officer., stated in a release “We believe Regional Homes is an excellent strategic fit given their customer-centric selling approach which goes together with our on-going efforts to enhance our customers’ buying experience. Regional Homes’ strong presence in Alabama and Mississippi strengthens Skyline Champion’s market positioning as a leading provider of attainable housing solutions by expanding our captive retail and manufacturing distribution in this large region. We expect this transaction to generate solid returns over time with meaningful stakeholder value creation from day one, supported by Regional Homes’ attractive margin profile, its talented team, as well as available synergy capture.”
In coordination with the closing of the transaction, Skyline Champion is pleased to announce that Heath Jenkins will serve as the President of the Company’s captive retail operations. “We are fortunate to add Heath to the Skyline Champion team,” said Mark Yost. “Heath not only brings years of industry retail experience, and strong leadership capabilities exemplified by the strength and tenure of the Regional Homes’ team but also exhibits an unwavering commitment to put the customer first. These are traits that perfectly align with our core operating principles.”
The purchase price was approximately $313 million, net of cash acquired, plus assumed debt, primarily related to inventory floor plan liabilities, of $93 million. In addition to the purchase price, the transaction is subject to an earnout provision as well as customary net working capital adjustments. Skyline Champion funded the acquisition with cash on hand and $30 million of the Company’s common stock.
About Skyline Champion Corporation:
Skyline Champion Corporation (NYSE: SKY) is a leading producer of factory-built housing in North America and employs approximately 7,600 people. With more than 70 years of homebuilding experience and 44 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and western Canada, Skyline Champion is well positioned with an innovative portfolio of manufactured and modular homes, ADUs, park-models and modular buildings for the single-family, multi-family, and hospitality sectors.
In addition to its core home building business, Skyline Champion provides construction services to install and set-up factory-built homes, operates a factory-direct retail business with 31 retail locations across the United States, and operates Star Fleet Trucking, providing transportation services to the manufactured housing and other industries from several dispatch locations across the United States.
Skyline Champion builds homes under some of the most well-known brand names in the factory-built housing industry including Skyline Homes, Champion Home Builders, Genesis Homes, Athens Park Models, Dutch Housing, Atlantic Homes, Excel Homes, Homes of Merit, New Era, Redman Homes, ScotBilt Homes, Shore Park, Silvercrest, Titan Homes in the U.S. and Moduline and SRI Homes in western Canada.
About Regional Homes:
Headquartered in Flowood, MS, Regional Homes is a manufactured and modular housing company. With over 1,200 employees, three manufacturing facilities, and 43 retail locations throughout the Southeast, Regional Homes is the fourth largest company in the industry, with the largest independent retail footprint. Since its founding in 2006, Regional Homes has sold over 30,000 manufactured homes and has built a reputation of exemplary service and customer satisfaction. In addition to manufacturing and retailing, other turnkey services provided with home purchases include site preparation, installation, furnishing, servicing, and maintenance. Regional Homes also maintains strong relationships with federal and state agencies by providing disaster relief housing programs in Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana.
With a distinguished company culture, Regional Homes strikes a balance of teamwork, competitiveness, and discipline that creates a cohesive and supportive environment. It is dedicated to the continued development of a collaborative and thriving environment for our staff, as well as to producing an exceptional home-buying experience for our customers.