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Jubilant to acquire additional 51% stake in Domino’s Turkey, Azerbaijan franchisee

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Jubilant Foodworks Netherlands holds 48.84 per cent ordinary shares of DP Eurasia which is the largest pizza delivery company in Turkey

New Delhi: Jubilant Foodworks Ltd on Tuesday said it plans to acquire an additional 51.16 per cent stake in DP Eurasia NV, the exclusive master franchisee of the Domino’s Pizza brand in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia, through a subsidiary for a consideration of up to EUR 73.36 million (nearly Rs 670 crore).

Jubilant Foodworks Netherlands B.V (JFN), the company’s wholly-owned arm holds 48.84 per cent ordinary shares of DP Eurasia — which is the largest pizza delivery company in Turkey, Jubilant Foodworks Ltd (JFL) said in a regulatory filing.

JFN proposes to acquire, through any permissible mode including open offer, market purchase, the entire issued and outstanding ordinary share capital of DP Eurasia NV not already held by it at a price of up to 85 pence per share from existing shareholders of DP Eurasia, the filing added.

“Aggregate purchase consideration shall be up to EUR 73.36 million approximately,” it said adding it would be an all-cash consideration.

DP Eurasia, together with its subsidiaries, offers pizza delivery and takeaway/eat-in facilities at its 694 stores (678 in Turkey, 10 in Azerbaijan and 6 in Georgia as of October 31, 2023), JFL said, adding it operates an asset-light, scalable business through franchised stores contributing 88 per cent to the overall stores.

“It is the largest pizza delivery company in Turkey. In addition to the pizza business, the group also has its coffee brand, COFFY, which trades from 67 stores at period-end, 78 per cent of which are franchised,” the filing said.

For funding the acquisition, JFN would be using a combination of the existing term-loan facility availed from HSBC, which is backed by a corporate guarantee issued by JFL and a new long-term facility from HSBC, again backed by a corporate guarantee to be issued by JFL in favour of HSBC, the filing said.

JFL said it will guarantee the repayment obligations of JFN towards HSBC up to an amount of EUR 60 million in addition to the existing guarantee amounting to EUR 45.89 million issued by it for securing the repayment obligations of existing term-loan facility availed by JFN from HSBC.

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