Snap One Joins Resideo Technologies Family in $1.4B Blockbuster Acquisition

Snap One will integrate into Resideo’s ADI business segment as part of mega-deal that was approved by both companies’ boards.

Snap One Joins Resideo Technologies Family in $1.4B Blockbuster Acquisition

ADI and Snap One's professional integrators will benefit from significant synergy on go-to-market with Snap One's e-commerce expertise and integrator support platforms and ADI's 195 stocking locations and extensive digital capabilities.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., and CHARLOTTE — Snap One is typically the company making news for acquiring name brands to add to its expansive portfolio, but this time the company is on the other side of the table as the big name being acquired, according to a joint announcement.

Resideo Technologies and Snap One today announced a definitive agreement in which Resideo has agreed to acquire Snap One for $10.75 per share in cash, for a transaction value of approximately $1.4 billion, inclusive of net debt, the announcement says.

Upon closing, Snap One will integrate into Resideo’s ADI Global Distribution business, according to the joint announcement.

The transaction will forge ADI’s strong position in security products distribution and Snap One’s complementary capabilities in the smart living market and Control4 home controls technology platforms, which is expected to drive increased value for integrators and financial returns.

Together, ADI and Snap One will provide integrators an increased selection of both third-party products and proprietary offerings through an extensive physical branch footprint augmented by industry leading digital capabilities, the announcement notes.

“The acquisition of Snap One is an exciting step in Resideo’s continued transformation through portfolio optimization, operational enhancements and structural cost savings actions,” says Resideo president and CEO Jay Geldmacher in the joint announcement.

“ADI and Snap One are highly complementary businesses and together will meaningfully enhance our strategic and operational capabilities as a significant player in attractive growth categories,” he says. “We are excited about the enhanced value proposition through increased product breadth, local availability, support services and broad market expertise, as well as the future opportunities this creates for integrators serving residential and commercial markets.”

Geldmacher adds that the investment by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a testament to the “strategic and financial merits of the transaction” and provides financial flexibility as Resideo continues to transform and optimize its portfolio.

“Snap One has grown from a startup built by entrepreneurial integrators to an industry leader in smart technology, delivering seamless experiences to consumers and high-quality services and support to our integrators,” says John Heyman, CEO of Snap One, in the joint announcement.

“This is the right next step to capture new opportunities to bring our solutions to market. The future of smart living is here,” he says. “Demand for connected technology products continues to grow, and Resideo is the right owner to drive our expansion. We believe this transaction will deliver compelling value to our stakeholders and will create opportunities for our people and integrator partners.”

Why Resideo Wanted Snap One

The transaction is valued at approximately $1.4 billion, including forecasted net debt of Snap One at the closing of approximately $460 million. This represents a 7.4x multiple on Snap One’s Adjusted EBITDA for the 12 months ended December 29, 2023, as further adjusted by including Resideo’s projected annual run-rate synergies of $75 million.

The acquisition is expected to be completed in the second half of 2024, and is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of applicable antitrust and other regulatory approvals. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of Resideo and Snap One, according to the companies.

Private investment funds managed by Hellman & Friedman LLC, holding approximately 72% of the outstanding common shares of Snap One, have executed a written consent to approve the merger, thereby providing the required stockholder approval for the transaction.

Resideo intends to use proceeds from committed debt financing, cash on hand, and a $500 million perpetual convertible preferred equity investment from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice to fund the transaction, according to the announcement.

Terms of the CD&R investment include a 7% coupon, payable in cash or payment-in-kind at Resideo’s option, and a conversion price of $26.92.

“We are excited to support Resideo on this highly strategic acquisition and in their ongoing transformation,” says Nathan Sleeper, CD&R’s CEO.

“I look forward to joining Resideo’s Board of Directors and supporting the business as it executes on this transaction and the significant opportunity we see available over the coming years.”

Companies Outline Benefits of the Resideo Move

Within the past five years, Snap One has bolstered its portfolio by adding companies including Control4, Access Networks, Parasol, and Clare Controls. Resideo, meanwhile, was spun off from Honeywell in 2018 and has worked to expand its distributor brand ADI’s footprint among its stable of brands. Snap One has extended the reach of its own distribution segment in recent years.

Resideo and Snap One outlined numerous benefits of the transaction for dealers.

Strong Position Across Multiple Attractive Categories: The acquisition will combine Snap One’s capabilities for smart living integrators with ADI’s complementary position in adjacent security products distribution. This cross-category expansion will allow the combined organization to materially deepen relationships with integrators to better serve their customers and expand their businesses.

Expansion of Proprietary Offering: The combination is expected to meaningfully accelerate ADI’s existing exclusive brands strategy, leveraging Snap One’s product portfolio and product development expertise while providing broader availability through ADI’s network of commercial and residential integrators and omni-channel capabilities.

The combined company intends to leverage increased opportunities around innovation to drive value for integrators through a pipeline for proprietary products. Snap One generated 66% of sales from proprietary products in 2023 and these offerings typically carry significantly higher gross margin than third-party products.

Enhanced Integrator Value Proposition: ADI’s and Snap One’s professional integrators will benefit from significant synergy on go-to-market with Snap One’s e-commerce expertise and integrator support platforms and ADI’s 195 stocking locations and extensive digital capabilities.

The combination is expected to create a true omni-channel experience for integrators, simplifying the buying experience and enhancing product availability. Additional opportunity exists to enhance value within the Control4 integrator base through increasing service levels from Snap One’s recent launch of Control4 Connect and Assist, rapid product fulfilment and expanding exclusive offerings.

Attractive Financial Profile: The transaction is expected to be accretive to Resideo non-GAAP EPS in the first full year of ownership, with favorable revenue growth and margin profile to ADI and Resideo as a whole. Transaction financing has been structured to allow Resideo to preserve financial flexibility for future strategic initiatives.

“We look forward to the ADI and Snap One teams working together to drive value for all stakeholders through executing on the substantial business and financial synergies we see in combining the two businesses,” says Geldmacher in the joint announcement.

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Arlen Schweiger is editor-in-chief of SSI's sister publication, CE Pro. He was SSI's managing editor from August 2018 to June 2023.

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