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Sunrise Medical completes strategic acquisition of paediatric industry leaders, Leckey and Firefly

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Sunrise Medical, a world leader in advanced assistive mobility solutions, is pleased to announce the strategic acquisition of two leading global paediatric brands, Leckey and Firefly.

The acquisition of James Leckey Design, along with its subsidiaries Firefly Friends and Vida Global, significantly extends Sunrise Medical’s paediatric product and service offering within therapeutic care and provides a strong complementary fit with Sunrise Medical’s existing paediatric mobility portfolio.

Undergoing extensive clinical and usability trials with physiotherapists, occupational therapists, users and their families, Leckey strives to innovate and develop clinically and technically superior solutions, products and programs. These are designed specifically to improve mobility and participation in standing, walking, seating and other key daily life activities for children with assistive mobility needs.

Thomas Babacan, the President and CEO of Sunrise Medical group, commented: "The paediatrics sector is strategically important for us as we continue to improve people’s lives. Children and families are part of the core focus of our services. We are very delighted to bring Leckey and Firefly into the Sunrise family. Sunrise has been a successful key distribution partner for Leckey for many years in multiple countries. Through this, we have developed a deep and trusting relationship, built upon a foundation of strong cultural alignment. We are confident that their experienced management team, highly skilled workforce and clinical expertise, solid product offering, well-invested R&D and manufacturing, represent an excellent strategic fit with Sunrise Medical.

In addition, we expect great synergies across our key geographical markets, like North America, UK and Germany. As the result of the acquisition, Sunrise Medical will take over the exclusive distribution for Leckey products in the North American market. This acquisition also marks a key step further in strengthening our paediatric offering and footprint in the UK, following our acquisition of JCM a few years ago. We believe Sunrise’s strong business infrastructure and local network in Germany and DACH region will further accelerate Leckey’s growth in this key market.

We are also looking forward to leveraging Firefly’s advanced e-commerce business model, digital marketing and customer services to improve our ways of doing business and serving our global customers better.”

Ben Stocks, CEO of Leckey, commented “Our mission of supporting children is perfectly aligned with Sunrise Medical’s core values and mission of improving people’s lives. We are very excited to join Sunrise. Our products are highly complementary, Sunrise’s global sales networks, business resources and infrastructure will significantly accelerate Leckey’s global reach and growth; and its broad offering and expertise will provide a solid foundation for further product innovation and wider customer proposition.”

Dedicated to delivering excellence and efficiency, with the one-stop-shop for paediatric mobility and therapeutic equipment worldwide, Sunrise Medical group is committed to continuously improving the lives for all, and specifically in this instance, for children and families with assistive mobility need.

About Sunrise Medical: Committed to improving people’s lives, Sunrise Medical is a world leader in the innovation, manufacture and distribution of advanced assistive mobility devices and solutions. Distributed in more than 130 countries under its own 15 proprietary brands, the key products include manual and power wheelchairs, e-mobility products, motorized scooters, seating & positioning systems and daily living aids. Operating in 18 countries, Sunrise Medical group is headquartered in Malsch, Germany and employs over 2,200 associates worldwide.

For additional information, please contact Carol Liu.

Learn more about Leckey and Firefly:

Visit Leckey Website

Visit the official Leckey website.

Visit the official Firefly website.

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