The Management Board of AmRest Holdings SE (“AmRest”, the ”Company”) announces signing on March 31st, 2017 the Investment Agreement (the “IA”) with Delivery Hero GmbH, based in Berlin, Germany (“Delivery Hero”) and Restaurant Partner Polska Sp. z o.o., based in Łódź, Poland („RPP”). As a result of the IA, AmRest will acquire from Delivery Hero the newly issued shares in RPP and become its majority shareholder, holding 51% of total number of RPP shares. The outstanding 49% will remain in the possession of Delivery Hero.
Delivery Hero is the global leader in online food-ordering segment. RPP operates PizzaPortal.pl platform in Poland - an aggregator offering meals from 2,500+ different restaurants in ca. 400 cities in Poland.
According to the IA, AmRest will also start the partnership with Delivery Hero’s subsidiaries in Czech Republic and Hungary - DameJidlo.cz and NetPincér.hu. Both platforms are the market leaders in online food ordering industry.
Intention of the parties is to finalize the transaction within next couple of weeks, which is a subject to condition precedents defined in IA.
PizzaPortal.pl, DameJidlo.cz and NetPincér.hu platforms are expected to significantly enhance the operation of food delivery segment within AmRest.
The Management Board of AmRest believes that the partnership with Delivery Hero will make the offer of Company’s operated brands more accessible to new customers and substantially increase AmRest’s market share in delivery segment. In the long term, this should have a positive impact on creating value for the Company’s shareholders.
Art. 17 Sec. 1 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of The European Parliament and of The Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (Market Abuse Regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC