Delivery Hero SE: Delivery Hero sells food delivery operations in Germany to for cash and shares and reinvests for further growth

DGAP-Ad-hoc | 21 Dec 2018

Delivery Hero SE / Key word(s): Mergers & Acquisitions
Delivery Hero SE: Delivery Hero sells food delivery operations in Germany to for cash and shares and reinvests for further growth

21-Dec-2018 / 00:29 CET/CEST
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Delivery Hero sells food delivery operations in Germany to for cash and shares and reinvests for further growth

Berlin, December 20, 2018 - Today, Delivery Hero S.E. ("Delivery Hero") signed transaction documentation with N.V. and one of its affiliates (together, "") pursuant to which Delivery Hero will sell its German food delivery businesses Lieferheld, and foodora to in exchange for cash and an equity stake in N.V.. Under the Transaction, Delivery Hero will sell the outstanding shares in Delivery Hero Germany GmbH and Foodora GmbH (together, "Delivery Hero Germany") to for a total consideration of c. EUR930 million ("Consideration") consisting of cash and shares in N.V.. The Consideration will comprise of c. EUR508 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments, and 9.5 million shares in N.V. worth c. EUR422 million (based on EUR44.40 per share equivalent to the last 10 day VWAP as of December 19, 2018), representing c.18% of the total issued and outstanding share capital of N.V. after the issuance of the equity component to Delivery Hero, but prior to any issuance of shares required to (re)finance all or part of the aforementioned cash component of the Consideration. has secured committed debt financing for the cash portion of the Consideration totaling EUR680 million.

Subject to limited exclusions, the parties have agreed to a standstill period of four years following the completion of the Transaction during which Delivery Hero shall, in particular, not effect any increases in its shareholding in N.V. through shares or derivative securities. In addition, to safeguard its financial investment in the Company, Delivery Hero will have the right to submit a binding nomination for an independent member of N.V.'s supervisory board, until it holds less than 9.99% of the shares in N.V.

Delivery Hero currently intends to reinvest approximately half of the cash proceeds and is thus expecting to achieve revenues between EUR1,080 million and EUR1,150 million and adjusted EBITDA between negative EUR270 and negative EUR320 million for 2019.

The Transaction is subject to approval of the general meeting of N.V. and anticipated to be completed in the first half of 2019.


Media Enquiries
Bodo v. Braunmühl, Head of Corporate Communications, Delivery Hero
+49 (30) 544 45 9090

Investor Enquiries
Duncan McIntyre, SVP Corporate Finance & Investor Relations, Delivery Hero
+49 (30) 544 45 9072


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Dr. Matthew Saliba
Head of Corporate and M&A Law

Additional information:
Language: English
Company: Delivery Hero SE
Oranienburger Strasse 70
10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 544 45 9090
ISIN: E000A2E4K43
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Open Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange

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