Delivery Hero SE: Delivery Hero sells food delivery operations in Germany to Takeaway.com for cash and shares and reinvests for further growth
Delivery Hero SE / Key word(s): Mergers & Acquisitions
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Delivery Hero sells food delivery operations in Germany to Takeaway.com for cash and shares and reinvests for further growth
Berlin, December 20, 2018 - Today, Delivery Hero S.E. ("Delivery Hero") signed transaction documentation with Takeaway.com N.V. and one of its affiliates (together, "Takeaway.com") pursuant to which Delivery Hero will sell its German food delivery businesses Lieferheld, Pizza.de and foodora to Takeaway.com in exchange for cash and an equity stake in Takeaway.com 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 Takeaway.com for a total consideration of c. EUR930 million ("Consideration") consisting of cash and shares in Takeaway.com N.V.. The Consideration will comprise of c. EUR508 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments, and 9.5 million shares in Takeaway.com 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 Takeaway.com 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. Takeaway.com 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 Takeaway.com 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 Takeaway.com N.V.'s supervisory board, until it holds less than 9.99% of the shares in Takeaway.com 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 Takeaway.com N.V. and anticipated to be completed in the first half of 2019.
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