Gibraltar Industries, a leader in the renewable energy, conservation, residential, industrial and infrastructure markets, announced the further expansion of its solar energy portfolio through the acquisitions of TerraSmart and Sunfig. TerraSmart, the leading provider of screw-based, ground-mount solar racking technology, particularly used for solar projects installed on challenging terrain, was acquired for $220 million, subject to working capital adjustments. Sunfig, a provider of software solutions that optimize solar energy investments through upstream design, performance, and financial modeling, was acquired for $3.75 million in cash.
- Strengthen Gibraltar’s position as a turnkey provider in the domestic solar energy market with a broad portfolio of ground-mount infrastructure, tracker, and design software solutions, serving customers of any type and/or size on any terrain.
- Scale Gibraltar to a $700 million solar energy platform within its Renewable Energy and Conservation segment over the next five years, enhancing Gibraltar’s revenue growth and margin profile and demonstrating the company’s commitment to increasing its participation in higher value and faster growing markets.
“Adding TerraSmart and Sunfig to our existing solar business significantly increases our presence in the $14.3 billion domestic solar energy market, strengthens our renewable energy platform, and advances our ambition to deliver higher growth and returns,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Bosway. “Equally important, this continued investment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to making solar energy the best choice in energy production. We are very excited to have the TerraSmart and Sunfig teams join Gibraltar and help us advance our vision of creating meaningful value for our people, our communities and our shareholders.”
TerraSmart is headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, with field operations in Phoenix, AZ and Selkirk, NY, and manufacturing in Columbus, OH. TerraSmart is expected to record 2020 revenue and Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $150-$155 million and $26-$28 million. Gibraltar expects its solar energy platform within its Renewable Energy and Conservation segment to surpass $700 million in organic revenue by 2025 from an anticipated pro forma fiscal 2020 revenue base of approximately $400 million. Check out our in-depth story on its new solar tracker system here.
Sunfig provides software solutions to optimize solar energy investments via its Instant Feasibility Tool (SIFT), a web-based software solution that optimizes solar project design for maximum financial return in real time using data and analytics, and its APIs that integrate directly into existing software, tools, and processes. APIs include automated layout for ground mount and commercial rooftops, DC and AC coupled storage modeling, performance and financial modeling, and topography analysis.
— Solar Builder magazine