Lifco acquires Doherty of New Zealand

Lifco’s subsidiary Kinshofer has signed an agreement to acquire Doherty of New Zealand, a supplier of quick couplers, buckets and other excavator products.

Beside adding additional product segments Doherty also improves Kinshofer’s distribution channel in New Zealand and Australia.

Doherty had revenues of approximately NZD 14 million (EUR 8.0 million) in 2017 (financial year ending 31 March 2017) and has 30 employees.

The acquisition will not have any significant effect on Lifco’s earnings or financial position in current financial year.

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Åse Lindskog  
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Lifco acquires and develops market-leading niched operations with the potential to deliver sustainable profit growth and strong cash flows. The Group has three business areas: Dental, Demolition & Tools and Systems Solutions. Lifco has a clear corporate philosophy which implies a long-term perspective, focus on profits and a highly decentralized organization. Lifco has 133 companies in 26 countries. In 2016, the Group’s net sales amounted to SEK 9 billion and the EBITA margin was 15%. For more information, visit

Lifco offers a safe haven for small and medium-sized businesses. Lifco’s business concept is to acquire and develop market-leading niche businesses with the potential to deliver sustainable earnings growth and robust cash flows. Lifco is guided by a clear philosophy implying that the company has a long-term view on its holdings, a focus on profitability and a strongly decentralised organisation. The Group has three business areas: Dental, Demolition & Tools and Systems Solutions. At the end of 2021 the Lifco Group consisted of 198 operating companies in 31 countries. In 2021 Lifco reported an EBITA margin of 21.2 per cent on net sales of SEK 17.5 billion.


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