Management Board of AmRest Holdings SE (“AmRest”) announces the signing of a Share Purchase Agreement (“SPA”), dated January 24th, 2017, between AmRest and Top Brands NV (“Seller”). Pursuant to SPA AmRest will acquire 100% shares of Pizza Topco France SAS (“Pizza Topco”) at estimated price of ca. EUR 14m (approx. PLN 61m). Final purchase price will be determined as at the day of closing of the transaction.
Pizza Topco is the exclusive master franchisee of Pizza Hut Delivery restaurants across France. Currently Pizza Topco operates 123 restaurants, the majority of which are managed by franchisees. The equity restaurants (7 locations) are managed by Pizza Delco France SAS (“Pizza Delco”), a company owned in 100% by Pizza Topco. In 2016 fiscal year the network generated the system sales of approx. EUR 67.6m (PLN 295.6m). The consolidated revenues of Pizza Topco amounted to ca. EUR 14.5m (approx.. PLN 63.4m).
Both parties intend to close the transaction within couple of months (“Completion”). Completion is contingent upon a number of conditions, such as: standard material adverse change clause (“MAC”), approval from the Supervisory Board of AmRest, signing of a master franchise agreement with YUM! Restaurant Holdings (Pizza Hut brand owner), etc.
The acquisition of Pizza Topco fits perfectly the plans of accelerated development of the Pizza Hut brand initiated by signing in August 2016 the master franchise agreement for Central and Eastern Europe countries. AmRest intends to develop in France both the Pizza Hut Delivery and Express concepts.
The Management Board is confident that the addition of Pizza Hut Delivery business in France is a great strategic move that will be accretive to AmRest shareholders.
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