Paris, France, 28-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Today Eurazeo announces completion of the acquisition of 83.5% of the share capital of Asmodee based on an enterprise value of €143 million, in accordance with the terms announced on November 12, 2013. This transaction was completed following its approval by European competition authorities.
To finance this acquisition, Eurazeo invested equity of €98.0 million, while the company’s management and founders reinvested €14.0 million, for a total injection of €117.8 million. The acquisition debt was provided by European Capital and Tikehau, which have also made a dedicated debt facility available to the company to finance its external growth.
Virginie Morgon, Chief Operating Officer of Eurazeo, commented “In line with our expectations, 2013 was an exceptional year for Asmodee. As shareholders, and alongside Stéphane Carville and his teams, we will now be able to concentrate on development projects aimed at accelerating the transformation of the company into a world leader in games publishing and distribution”.
With a diversified portfolio of over 4 billion euros in assets, Eurazeo is one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe. Its purpose and mission is to identify, accelerate and enhance the transformation potential of the companies in which it invests. Eurazeo is present in several private equity segments through its four business divisions – Eurazeo Capital, Eurazeo Croissance, Eurazeo PME and Eurazeo Patrimoine. Its solid institutional and family shareholder base, its lack of debt and its flexible investment horizon enable Eurazeo to support its companies over the long term. Eurazeo is either a majority or key shareholder in Accor, ANF Immobilier, APCOA, Asmodee, Elis, Europcar, Foncia, Fonroche Energie, Moncler, Rexel, 3SPGroup, IES, Léon de Bruxelles and Dessange International.
Eurazeo is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris.
ISIN: FR0000121121 – Bloomberg: RF FP – Reuters: EURA.PA
Eurazeo financial timetable
March 19, 2014 – 2013 annual results
May 7, 2014 – Shareholders’ Meeting
May 15, 2014 – Q1 revenue
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