Daily News: May 9, 2012

Liquidity Services to Acquire GoIndustry DoveBid


Liquidity Services, Inc., which provides corporations, public sector agencies and buying customers with transparent, innovative and effective online marketplaces and integrated services for surplus assets, announced it has agreed to acquire GoIndustry DoveBid, plc, a provider of surplus asset management, auction and valuation services, for 73 pence per share and assumed indebtedness, or total consideration of approximately US$31 million.

The all-cash transaction is expected to close on or about July 1, 2012 and is subject to regulatory and GoIndustry shareholder approval, as well as other customary closing conditions.

The acquisition of GoIndustry strengthens Liquidity Services’ online marketplace for surplus capital assets by adding over 50 active Fortune 1000 corporate clients and over 407,000 professional buyers. The transaction expands Liquidity Services’ client roster with global manufacturers across the aerospace, consumer packaged goods, electronics, pharmaceutical, technology and transportation industry verticals, including: BAE, Bosch, Covance, Ford-Europe, Honeywell, Ingersoll-Rand, Pfizer, Renault, Visteon and asset-based lenders, Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, JP Morgan, PNC, RBS and Siemens Financial.

The deal improves Liquidity Services ability to serve corporate clients globally by adding highly specialized sales, operations and valuations teams in over 25 countries in North America, Europe and Asia that are uniquely suited to bringing high-value capital assets to market for leading multinational corporations.

“This strategic combination enhances the size and scale of our online capitals asset marketplace in several key industry verticals and enables us to serve our respective Fortune 1000 clients and buying customers with the broadest array of innovative services and a truly global footprint to maximize efficiency and financial recovery,” said Bill Angrick, chairman and CEO of Liquidity Services. “Our combined offering will enable corporations to efficiently manage, value, redeploy and sell surplus and idle equipment with a uniformly high level of service and transparency throughout the globe in any asset class. Our complementary strengths, unmatched buyer base and know-how clearly position Liquidity Services as the trusted provider of choice for Fortune 1000 corporations in the reverse supply chain.”

“The combination of GoIndustry DoveBid with Liquidity Services will strengthen and expand our award-winning service offerings to large corporations, while offering the best opportunities for our customers, employees and shareholders,” said Jack Reinelt, CEO of GoIndustry DoveBid.

During calendar year 2011, GoIndustry recorded approximately $211 million of gross merchandise volume.

Liquidity Services expects the transaction to be neutral to fiscal year 2012 earnings and one to three cents per share accretive to fiscal 2013 results.