Waterlogic to acquire Billi, a leading manufacturer and distributor of Under-The-Sink systems and taps

March 21, 2018

Waterlogic,  global designer, manufacturer, distributor and service provider of purified drinking water dispensers, has signed definitive agreements to acquire 100% of Billi’s business in Australia, the UK and international markets.

The deal, which was announced on 13 March 2018, brings together two progressive organisations that share a strong commitment to the provision of high-quality, innovative drinking water products, services and solutions to workplaces, schools, hospitals, food and beverage establishments, and consumers globally.

Headquartered in the UK, Waterlogic has subsidiaries in many international markets and an extensive and expanding independent global distribution network in place, reaching over 50 countries around the world.

Billi is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of boiling, chilled and sparkling filtered drinking water Under-The-Sink (UTS) units, desired by designers and architects for their timeless styling and space-saving design. The company is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia with 140 employees across Australia and the UK.

This complementary pairing brings together Billi’s award-winning UTS products with Waterlogic’s global distribution network, customer base, and purification technologies to accelerate growth in new and existing markets.

Waterlogic Group CEO, Jeremy Ben-David said, “The acquisition of Billi aligns two best-in-class brands with high-end technology, reputation for quality and customer service, and complementary product portfolios. This combination will position Waterlogic as the total water solutions provider and significantly advance our global growth. The transaction is a testament to the accomplishments of Billi, and we warmly welcome their 140 employees to Waterlogic; we look forward to working with Dan Lindsay and the Billi team to enhance our combined portfolio of innovative products and open new channels of distribution globally.” 

The deal is expected to complete at the end of March 2018.
Waterlogic was acquired in January 2015 by funds managed by Castik Capital, the European private equity investor. The acquisition of Billi is the 16th manifestation of the company’s buy and build strategy since the acquisition by Castik, following substantial acquisitions in the US, UK, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, and Scandinavia.