Tsebo’s shareholders transfer their shares to the investment arms of its senior lenders in a consensual transaction
Wendel invested in Tsebo in 2017 and contributed further capital to the company in 2019 to strengthen its balance sheet.
The transaction will also result in the settlement of a guarantee granted in 2017 in connection with the investment by B-BBEE partners in Tsebo. The transfer of the controlling shareholding to a South African consortium of financial investors and management ensures that Tsebo’s balance sheet is strengthened, it’s strong B-BBEE credentials are preserved and the business is well-positioned to grow into the future.
Wendel’s financial statements and Net Asset Value as of June 30, 2020 already reflect these transactions.
The transactions are subject to finalization of the legal documentation and to South African Reserve Bank approval and should be closed in the coming months.
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