25 Jan Public offer by Offeror for all Shares in Accell Group
The parties reached conditional agreement on a recommended all-cash public offer by Offeror for all Shares in Accell Group at an offer price of EUR 58.00 (cum dividend) per Share, representing a total consideration of approx. EUR 1.56 billion.
AXECO Corporate Finance is proud to act as Accell’s financial advisor in the envisaged transaction
Accell Group and a consortium led by KKR (and including Teslin) reached conditional agreement on a recommended all-cash public offer for 100% of the shares at an offer price of EUR 58.00 (cum dividend) per Share, representing a total consideration of approx. EUR 1.56 billion. The Offer Price represents a premium of 26% over the closing price on 21 January 2022, a premium of 42% over the last three months volume-weighted average price per Share, and a premium of 21% to Accell Group’s all-time high closing price of EUR 48.00 per Share.
The consortium fully supports the Group’s business ambitions and strategy, which includes a commitment to launching new innovations for green mobility among its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals. The Consortium and Accell Group believe that Accell Group would be better positioned under private ownership to make long-term investments in its business to drive future growth amid a dynamic global environment full of challenges and opportunities.
About Accell Group
Accell Group makes bicycles, bicycle parts and accessories. The company is the European market leader in e‐bikes and second largest in bicycle parts and accessories, with numerous leading European bicycle brands under one roof. Well‐known bicycle brands in Accell’s portfolio include Haibike, Winora, Ghost, Batavus, Koga, Lapierre, Raleigh, Sparta, Babboe and Carqon. XLC is the companies’ brand for bicycle parts and accessories. Accell Group employs approximately 3,100 people across 15 countries.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and supporting growth in its portfolio companies and communities. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR’s insurance subsidiaries offer retirement, life and reinsurance products under the management of The Global Atlantic Financial Group.
Teslin is an investment fund managed by Teslin Capital Management. Teslin invests in promising small and midcaps. Based on fundamental analysis Teslin selects companies active in attractive markets with a strong market position, healthy cash flow and a proper corporate governance structure. Teslin focuses on responsible value creation in the long term and acts as an active and involved shareholder. Teslin has been a long-term significant, active and committed shareholder of Accell Group since 1998.