The geosynthetics industry has received some interesting acquisition news: South Dakota-based manufacturer Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVN) has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire fabrication, installation, and design-build service provider Colorado Lining International, Inc. The final acquisition will align under Raven’s Engineered Films Division, according to a company statement.

Raven Industries Continues to Expand Capabilities
Raven Industries Engineered Films Division manufactures a wide range of high-performance geomembranes, including unique materials with EVOH layers for enhanced gas barrier performance.

Raven sees the addition as the next phase in its geosynthetics division’s growth as a a vertically-integrated, full-service geosynthetic solutions provider.
The move brings together two innovative, international, complementary geosynthetics groups. Operations will now be based out of four states: South Dakota, Colorado, California, and Texas, with the latter two offering convenient port access for international shipping.

”We are thrilled to be entering into this purchase agreement with Colorado Lining International,” said Anthony Schmidt, Vice President and General Manager of Raven Engineered Films. “They have been a long-time valued and respected business partner of our geomembrane product lines for nearly 25 years. Our companies share the same team values for integrity, quality, service and a strong drive for innovation, and this acquisition will set the stage for future growth opportunities through additional capabilities and products for the containment industry.”

Acquisition News - Colorado Lining International to be acquired by Raven Industries
Colorado Lining is one of the world’s most experienced design-build contractors, fabricators, and installers of geosynthetics.

“We have long admired Raven as strategic partner and quality supplier,” said John Heap, President and CEO of Colorado Lining International, Inc. “They set the bar high by striving for operational excellence throughout all facets of their day-to-day business. We are enthusiastic to be joining the Raven team and think our years of expertise in the geosynthetic industry will be a great asset in providing high-quality solutions to complex containment needs and challenges.”
The deal was announced as a cash transaction of roughly USD $14 million with another potential $2 million in earn-out payments over three years. The deal is expected to close in September.
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