Mettlach / Brussels, 18 September 2023. Villeroy & Boch AG has today signed binding agreements to acquire operating companies in the Ideal Standard Group. The two companies are a strong strategic fit given their regional presence, sales strategies and product and brand portfolios, laying the foundations for a stronger market position and additional growth. In an industry with global growth potential, the integrated company will, after completion of the transaction, join the ranks of Europe’s largest manufacturers of bathroom products. The Ideal Standard shares are being sold by corporations under the management of Anchorage Capital Group and CVC Credit. The acquisition price is based on a company valuation of approximately € 600 million.