March 9, 2021
Restore plc, the UK document management, commercial relocation and IT recycling business, announced that it has acquired 100% of the share capital of The Bookyard Ltd, an Apple recycling and spare parts business based in Liverpool, UK.
The Bookyard has grown over the last 15 years to be a leading parts supplier, repair centre and website for refurbished Apple products. The Bookyard also operates two eCommerce sites, www.mac2cash.com and www.click4mac.com which respectively, offer trade-in and recycle options for Apple products throughout the UK.
The acquisition of The Bookyard further strengthens Restore Technology’s capability in the growing recycling market for Apple products with businesses, the company added.
Apple laptops and PCs represent around 10% of the technology market and this is expected to grow further in the future. Restore plc said that this acquisition is an important step in extending the scale, brand awareness and repair and refurbishment expertise at Restore Technology. The Bookyard will further improve the Company’s momentum with Apple Laptop/PC recycling. The Bookyard is a profitable and cash generative business and is expected to generate revenues of approximately £1.2 million ($1.66 million/ €1.39 million) per annum.
This acquisition represents another milestone in Restore’s strategy for growth via organic expansion, strategic acquisition and margin improvement through synergies and efficiency gains, as outlined in our Capital Markets Day in November 2020.
Charles Bligh, CEO, commented on the acquisition: “The Bookyard has been on our radar for some time and we are delighted that Nick Gillard and his whole team will be joining Restore Technology. We have achieved considerable growth in our Apple products line over the last few years but the significant brand awareness and expertise that The Bookyard will bring will deliver increasing momentum to Restore Technology in the all-important Apple recycling market.”
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