Garmin Ltd. has signed a letter of intent for the proposed acquisition of Fairpoint Navigation A/S, the distributor of Garmin's consumer products in Denmark. The completion of the acquisition remains subject to the negotiation and execution of a definitive acquisition agreement, as well as the completion of legal and financial due diligence and customary closing conditions. The acquisition is expected to be completed in January 2008.
Jens Jorgensen, managing director of Fairpoint said, “Fairpoint and Garmin have worked together successfully to make Garmin the leading brand of portable navigation devices in Denmark. We anticipate that the full integration of Fairpoint into the Garmin family will enable us to achieve additional efficiencies and cost savings that will benefit our customers and further drive sales of Garmin products in Denmark.”
Financial terms of the proposed transaction were not released. Following the acquisition, Fairpoint is expected to change its name to Garmin Danmark A/S. The company will retain its management, sales, marketing and supporting staff, consisting of approximately 30 people, and will continue operations at its current headquarters located in a suburb of Copenhagen.