Leoni to sell Business Group Industrial Solutions to BizLink
Leoni AG to reach a binding agreement with BizLink, an international provider of solutions for cables and connectivity services, on the sale of the Business Group Leoni Industrial Solutions. This step is subject to the approval of the board of the buyer.
The activities to be sold generated sales of approximately EUR 430 million in fiscal year 2020 and are valued with an enterprise value of around EUR 450 million. The expected cash inflow of more than EUR 300 million after deduction of, among other things, financial liabilities and pension charges is to be used to improve liquidity. The transaction would thus contribute to significantly improving Leoni's financial position. Upon completion of the sale, a profit of around EUR 200 million is expected, to be accounted for in the Group's reported EBIT, a press release states. The signing is subject to the approval of the board of the buyer. The closing of the transaction requires the approval of Leoni AG's financing banks and customary closing conditions, including merger control and investment review, and is expected in early 2022. The Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board of Leoni AG have already approved the planned sale.