TAKKT AG: TAKKT acquires leading multi-channel direct marketing company for packaging solutions Ratioform. Further diversification of product portfolio.

TAKKT AG  / Key word(s): Acquisition

02.06.2012 05:30

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Today, TAKKT AG has signed a contract to acquire Ratioform Holding GmbH,
headquartered in Pliening, Germany. The Supervisory Board of TAKKT AG has
already approved the transaction. The contract is subject to the customary
closing condition of the expected approval of the cartel authorities. By
acquiring the B2B direct marketing company for packaging solutions, TAKKT
strengthens its European portfolio. The new company will form an
independent third group within the TAKKT EUROPE division.

In 2011, Ratioform generated a pro forma turnover of EUR 83 million and a
pro forma EBITDA of EUR 22.6 million. A purchase price of around EUR 210
million on a debt free basis was agreed on for acquiring the entire
interest in Ratioform Holding GmbH. The current management will remain
responsible for management after the transaction has been closed. TAKKT
funds the acquisition with acquisition credits agreed on short notice as
well as already existing long-term credit lines. Even after closing the
transaction, TAKKT will still have a solid balance sheet structure with an
equity ratio of more than 30 percent.

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Language:     English
Company:      TAKKT AG
              Presselstr. 12
              70191 Stuttgart
Phone:        +49 (0)711 346 58 -0
Fax:          +49 (0)711 346 58 - 10
E-mail:       investor@takkt.de
Internet:     www.takkt.de
ISIN:         DE0007446007
WKN:          744600
Indices:      SDAX
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Stuttgart;
              Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München
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