|Ad hoc release pursuant to Art. 53 LR |
Strategic transformation completed - sale of Mammut finalized
Zurich, June 30, 2021 - Bystronic has finalized the sale of Mammut, which was announced on April 26, 2021. The Mammut business unit was sold to Telemos Capital, London, UK, for an enterprise value of CHF 230 million, including an earn-out structure of up to CHF 45 million. Telemos Capital was founded by its Chairman Philippe Jacobs, who is also Co-Chairman of Jacobs Holding AG, Zurich, Switzerland.
The transfer of control took effect on June 30, 2021, together with the corresponding deconsolidation. In 2020, the Mammut Sports Group business unit contributed sales of CHF 218 million to Bystronic's top line (reported by the Conzzeta AG holding company (SIX: CON) prior to the change of name).
The parties also agreed on an interest-bearing vendor loan of CHF 60 million, which will be repaid by the purchaser over a maximum period of five years. Due to the earn-out structure, the divestment proceeds of this transaction in the 2021 financial year are expected to break even.
The half-year results as per June 30, 2021 will be published on August 6, 2021.
The closing of the divestment marks the successful completion of the strategic portfolio transformation. The name change of the Group took effect at the end of April and the shares have being traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange under the new ticker symbol BYS since May 3, 2021.
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Bystronic (SIX: BYS) is a leading global technology company in the field of sheet metal processing. The focus is on the automation of the complete material and data flow of the cutting and bending process chain. The intelligent networking of laser cutting systems and press brakes based on innovative automation, software, and service solutions is key to achieving the comprehensive digitalization of the sheet metal processing industry.
Bystronic's operational headquarters are located in Niederönz, Switzerland. Additional development and production sites are located in Sulgen (Switzerland), Gotha (Germany), Cazzago San Martino and San Giuliano Milanese (Italy), Tianjin and Shenzhen (China), and Hoffman Estates (USA). We are active with our own sales and service companies in more than 30 countries and are represented by agents in numerous other countries.
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