WILLISTON, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iSun, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISUN) (the “Company”, or “iSun”), a leading solar energy and clean mobility infrastructure company with 50-years of construction experience in solar, electrical and data services, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of SunCommon, pursuant to the terms previously announced on September 8, 2021.
- Creates a regional full-service solar installation leader servicing the residential, commercial, industrial and utility-scale markets as well as the growing demand for the electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
- Positions combined company to effectively capitalize on emerging opportunities in the residential and small commercial landscape.
- Leverages brand and marketing expertise of SunCommon to effectively grow presence and message in new regional markets.
- Transaction consideration to SunCommon shareholders includes approximately $25,534,621 in cash and an aggregate of 1,810,915 shares of ISUN shares of Common Stock of iSun; provides for the future distribution of $2.5 million directly to SunCommon employees, expands eligibility under the Company’s Equity Incentive Plan to all iSun employees, and provides for $1.5 million working capital infusion into SunCommon, now a wholly owned subsidiary of iSun Residential, Inc.
- Anticipated to be accretive to earnings as a result of increased combined revenues and net income as of Q4 2021.
- Alignment of software, shared services and vendor base will enable synergies with expected $1.25 million in savings in year-1 and provide opportunities to reduce customer acquisition costs across all business segments.
The transaction executes phase one of iSun’s recently announced East Coast residential strategy and builds on iSun’s commercial, industrial and utility-scale presence in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina. The acquisition furthers iSun’s ability to both drive the transition from dirty to clean energy and capitalize on the increasing focus on the climate crisis. The combined organization on a pro forma basis generated net revenues of approximately $51.4 and $70.0 million in calendar years 2020 and 2019, respectively. SunCommon’s anticipated positive EBITDA will enhance the Company’s overall EBTIDA. Management estimates year-1 SG&A synergies to be approximately $1.25 million related to integration of backend software and implementation of a shared services platform consisting of administrative related functions (finance, IT, software), while the differing revenue cycles of the two business will improve cash-flow.
“The electrification of everything – automobiles in particular - is going to rapidly accelerate energy demand across all sectors,” stated Jeffrey Peck, iSun Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “With this acquisition, iSun is perfectly positioned (has the perfect partner) to address this opportunity across the residential sector with a partner who has built a scalable residential platform with best-in-class capabilities, industry leading customer acquisition cost of $0.36/Wdc, and most important – who shares our values. We’re excited to help enhance their capabilities as we progress to phase two of our residential strategy.”
Both iSun and SunCommon’s respective Boards of Directors unanimously approved the Definitive Agreement, which includes a cash payment of $25,534,621 and 1,810,915 shares of common stock (approximately $2.5 million of the consideration will be distributed to SunCommon employees), $1.5 million working capital infusion and additional earnout provisions, subject to customary purchase price adjustments and customary seller representations and warranties and indemnification obligations.
In 2020, SunCommon generated approximately $33.1 million in revenue with gross margins of approximately 30.2% and maintained customer acquisition costs well below those advertised by other residential solar market leaders.
Mr. Peck will serve as the CEO of the combined organizations, and Mr. Peterson and Mr. Moore will continue to serve as co-Presidents of SunCommon. The existing iSun Board of Directors will remain as currently established.
B. Riley Commercial Capital, LLC provided a $10 million secured loan to the Company, which allowed the Company to take advantage of its low debt to equity ratio and preserve shareholder value for the transaction.
Additional details of the transaction will be included with the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, which will be filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and will be available on the iSun website when filed.
About iSun Inc.
Since 1972, iSun has accelerated the adoption of proven, life-improving innovations in electrification technology. iSun has been the trusted electrical contractor to Fortune 500 companies for decades and has installed clean rooms, fiber optic cables, flight simulators, and over 400 megawatts of solar systems. The Company has provided solar EPC services across residential, commercial & industrial, and utility scale projects and provides solar electric vehicle charging solutions for both grid-tied and battery backed solar EV charging systems. iSun believes that the transition to clean, renewable solar energy is the most important investment to make today and is focused on profitable growth opportunities. Please visit www.isunenergy.com for additional information.
SunCommon is a market-solution to climate change. Operating in New York's Hudson Valley and as the market-leading provider of residential, community and commercial solar in Vermont – SunCommon believes that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and brighter future – and renewable energy is where it starts. SunCommon is a Certified B Corp based on a rigorous third-party assessment of its commitment to the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. SunCommon’s 200 employees are passionate about SunCommon’s values-led business and the positive environmental impact SunCommon has created and will continue to create. For more information, go to https://suncommon.com or connect with SunCommon on Facebook and Twitter @suncommon.
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