This article is a summary of recent M&A activity in the recreational vehicle industry in 2023.
The recreational vehicle industry is coming off two of the most profitable and demanding years in a row. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdown greatly benefited all aspects of the industry, from manufacturers, dealers, repairs, and campgrounds. The companies that were ready capitalized greatly and added a new generation of customers to its base. But now what? 2023 is proving to be a very different year for all involved.
Recent Mergers and Acquisitions
Despite the recent slowdown in the RV industry as a whole, mergers, and acquisitions are still going strong. Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World, recently said, “Our goal is to achieve 50% growth in our store count over the next five years”. Camping World is currently the largest retailer of RVs and has 197 store locations. Many other conglomerates are looking to expand via acquisitions and new store openings.
By Craig Hudman, Managing Director at Jackim Woods & Co.
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Thor Industries acquired Jayco Corp. for approximately $576 million in cash. This transaction represents a unique and significant opportunity for Thor to enhance its growth through the acquisition of a major manufacturer of complementary products like travel trailers, folding camping trailers, higher-end diesel Class A motorhomes and larger Class C motorhomes.Read More