|Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. Acquires Salon Services|
February, 17 2007
DENTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 2007--Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SBH) (the "Company") announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the stock of Chapelton 21 Limited, a private company incorporated in Scotland, conducting its business through direct and indirect subsidiaries including Salon Services (Hair and Beauty Supplies) Ltd. ("Salon Services").
The Company`s acquisition of Salon Services includes over 80 stores with a combination of company-owned and franchised locations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Spain. The Salon Services business consists of stores, franchises and a mail order catalog offering over 9,000 products. Total revenues for Salon Services were approximately GBP 54 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2006. The Company acquired the equity of Salon Services for approximately GBP 30 million, or approximately $59 million, subject to certain adjustments.
"We are pleased to announce our first major acquisition as an independent public company," stated Gary Winterhalter, President and Chief Executive Officer, "We believe that Salon Services represents a solid strategic fit for the continued international expansion of our Sally Beauty Supply stores."
About Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.
Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SBH) is an international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies with revenues of more than $2 billion annually. Through the Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group businesses, the Company sells and distributes through over 3,300 stores, including approximately 170 franchised units, throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Japan, Ireland, and Germany. Sally Beauty Supply stores offer more than 5,000 products for hair, skin and nails through professional lines such as Clairol, L`Oreal, Wella, Conair and Revlon, as well as an extensive selection of proprietary merchandise. Beauty Systems Group stores, along with its outside sales consultants, sell up to 9,500 professionally branded products including Paul Mitchell, Wella, Sebastian, Graham Webb, Rusk, TIGI, Matrix and Redken targeted exclusively for professional and salon use and resale to their customers. For more information about Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., please visit www.sallybeautyholdings.com.
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