LONDON & SANTIAGO, Chile--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ED&F Man Holdings Limited (“ED&F Man”) announces the results of its public tender offers to acquire: (i) up to 100 per cent. of the shares in Empresas Iansa S.A. (“Iansa”) at CLP 27.40 per share in cash (the “Iansa Offer”); and (ii) up to 100 per cent. of the shares in Sociedad de Inversiones Campos Chilenos S.A. (“Campos”) at CLP 35.02 per share in cash (the “Campos Offer” and together, the “Offers”). The Offers valued the issued share capital of Iansa and Campos at US$ 158.61 million¹ and US$ 47.57 million¹, respectively.
Prior to making the Offers, ED&F Man indirectly owned 60.96 per cent. of the issued share capital of Campos and Campos, in turn, owned 42.74 per cent. of the issued share capital of Iansa. Under the Iansa Offer acceptances were received in respect of 1,960,285,063 shares, representing 49.21 per cent. of the issued share capital of Iansa and under the Campos Offer acceptances were received in respect of 300,863,048 shares, representing 32.19 per cent. of the issued share capital of Campos. Accordingly, following the successful completion of the Offers, ED&F Man will own or control 91.95 per cent. of the issued share capital of Iansa and 93.15 per cent. of the issued share capital of Campos. The aggregate cash consideration payable to accepting Iansa and Campos shareholders under the Offers, amounting to US$ 93.35 million¹, will be settled on 8 September 2015.
ED&F Man was founded in 1783 and is a privately owned company that employs circa 4,000 people and has a presence in around 60 countries. ED&F Man is a specialist merchant of agricultural commodities, trading specifically in coffee, sugar, molasses, molasses by-products, animal feed and fish oil. In addition, ED&F Man provides access to commodity and capital markets through its brokerage business. The company is headquartered and registered at Cottons Centre, Hay’s Lane, London SE1 2QE, United Kingdom and is owned by its employees, with the exception of a 24.99 per cent. shareholding held by Südzucker AG.
(Note 1: FX rate of 688.24 CLP/US$)