THE TRANSACTIONS IN BRIEF
- Privad Ystad, Privab Trollhättan and Privab Marknadsbolag are three of a total of seven businesses that collaborate under the Privab brand. Humble already owns 100% of the shares in two other Privab companies.
- Humble already owns 100 per cent of the shares in the two other Privab entities.Humble will through Privab Marketing enter into a collaboration agreement with the owners of the remaining Privab entities, Konfektyrgrossisten i Norr AB and Björn Olofssons Partihandel Aktiebolag, with purpose of supporting and developing the Privab entities’ joint interests.
- Privab is a nationwide trade- and logistic partner within especially confectionery, snacks and beverages to retail stores and independent local costumers.
- The Companies provide several concepts such as MyWay, Gottmix and NRG FOOD to hundreds of stores around Sweden.
- In the due diligence process, significant profitability improvements through possible synergies and cost savings have been identified, which may be achieved by integration with Humble’s existing companies, Privab Nässjö and Privab Stockholm.
- The transactions will be financed partly with cash and partly with newly issued shares in Humble. The transactions will not have a significant impact on Humble's financial position and the net debt relative to EBITDA will decrease after the completion of the Transactions.
- Closing of the Transactions is subject to the Swedish Competition Authority's approval and other customary conditions. The shares will be issued at the closing price prior to the closing, which is expected to take place no later than 60 days after approval.
“With these Transactions, we bring in three well-kept businesses and at the same time find a long-term solution with the other companies within the Privab concept. From a strategic perspective, the Companies fit perfectly in our trade- and distribution platform with concepts as MyWay, Gottmix and NRG FOOD. We secure a wider distribution with increased growth for our products, where we will be able to develop the confectionery market for sugar reduced candy and have the potential to establish a healthy shelf in the pick and mix segment. It is a joy to welcome the new entrepreneurs and their respective teams to Humble, where we are looking forward to the possibilities that a unified Privab implies.” says Simon Petrén, CEO of Humble Group AB (publ).
Rämsell Advokatbyrå AB has been the legal advisor to Humble in connection with the Transactions.
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Simon Petrén, CEO, Humble Group AB
Tel: +46 8 61 32 888
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