Humble and the Interested Party have entered into a non-binding letter of intent regarding the Transaction. The Interested Party is focusing on commercial properties primarily located in Central Sweden and manages properties of a value of approximately SEK 1.7 billion.

The preliminary agreed value of the Properties amounts to approximately SEK 277 million, excluding earn outs. A material difference from the terms that were published on 12 July 2023 is that the option and one property are not included in the Transaction. Since the announcement, two properties have been combined to one property. 80 per cent of the purchase price shall be paid in cash and the remaining 20 per cent shall be paid by way of the Interested Party issuing preference shares in the Interested Party to Humble.

In addition to the purchase price, Humble and the Interested Party intend to share the value increase attributable to two of the Properties after deduction of costs in relation to construction of two new factories, which constitutes earn outs. The parties’ intention is that the earn outs shall, if applicable, be paid by the Interested Party to Humble with cash in connection with completion of each factory.

The Parties’ intention is to complete the Transaction in two phases. The first phase comprises three properties equal to an agreed value of approximately SEK 141 million and the parties’ intention is that closing shall take place at signing of the share purchase agreement. The second phase comprises the remaining seven properties equal to an agreed value of approximately SEK 136 million and the parties’ intention is that closing shall take place no later than on 1 April 2024. Closing of the second phase is conditional on the Interested Party obtaining financing for part of the purchase price relating to the second phase.

Following completion of the Transaction, Humble will continue to own three properties and will hold buy options with advantageous terms for additional two properties. The Company is evaluating the possibilities to also divest these properties in the future.  

The intention is to structure the Transaction in accordance with the announcement made on 12 July 2023 (i.e., as a so called “sale-lease-back”), where the Company enters into long-term lease agreements with the Interested Party in connection with the Transaction to ensure operation and continued use right to current operations. The book value of the Properties excluding group-wise over value amounts to approximately SEK 129 million. If the Transaction is carried out to the agreed value of approximately SEK 270 million (after deduction for Humble’s share of deferred tax of approximately SEK 7 million), the sale profit would amount to SEK 141 million, excluding group-wise over value and leasing affects pursuant to IFRS 16. The Transaction is expected to affect the group’s earnings after tax with approximately SEK 38 million. The effect of the Transaction will be accounted for in connection with each closing.

The Transaction would imply that Humble’s net debt, after deduction for Humble’s share of the deferred tax of approximately SEK 7 million, will decrease by approximately 270 million. After completion of the Transaction, Humble’s EBITA will decrease by approximately SEK -11 million, which corresponds to an EBITA multiple of cirka 25. The net effect for Humble’s liquidity and after amortization of the property-related loans is expected to amount to approximately SEK 204 million.

 (MSEK) Phase 1 Phase 2 Total effect
Gross purchase price 141 136 277
Net purchase price 137 133 270
Amortization property-related loans -35 -31 -66
Net purchase price after amortization of loans 102 102 204

The Interested Party will carry out a customary due diligence review of the Properties and the parties will, in parallel with the review, negotiate the terms of the transfer agreement. The parties intend to enter into a binding transfer agreement regarding the Transaction during the fourth quarter of 2023.

For more information, please contact:

Simon Petrén, CEO, Humble Group AB
Phone: +46 8 61 32 888
Email:
simon.petren@humblegroup.se

This information is such that Humble Group is required to publish in accordance with EU Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014. The information in this press release has been published by the above contact person, at the time specified by Humble Group's news distributor Cision at the time of publication of this press release.

About Humble

Humble Group is a Swedish food-tech and FMCG-group, supplying the next generation of products that are good for people and the planet. Humble targets the segments of foodtech, eco, sustainability and vegan to drive high organic growth, acquisitions and utilize synergies in the different operation entities: Brands, Distribution, Manufacturing and Ingredients and R&D. Humble’s technology solutions, refined through scientific research and extensive market experience, facilitate new formulations and recipes that improve the taste and texture of the next generation of sugar-reduced, sustainable and vegan products. For more information visit www.humblegroup.se

Humble is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, First North Growth Market, under the ticker HUMBLE. FNCA Sweden AB is Humble’s certified adviser. Tel: 08-528 00 399, E-mail: info@fnca.se

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