Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, is selling a business unit of his conglomerates, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, to Olam International at a value worth N130 billion, an equivalent of $361.11 million.
Apparently, Dangote’s company ‘Dangote Flour Mills Plc’, made this known in a corporate disclosure posted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday.
Thabo Mabe, director at Dangote Flours, in the statement, said Olam International has indicated interest to acquire all the outstanding and issued shares of the flour mills company that are not currently owned by Ola through its subsidiary, Crown Flour Mills Limited.
According to the statement, as at the date, Olam International through its subsidiary, holds 5,113, 229 shares in the issued share capital of Dangote Flour Mills.
This is coming two years ago after the Group also sold a unit of the business, Dangote Noodle plant, to rival pasta maker De-United Foods Industries for N3.75 billion ($12.26 million).
“The total consideration offered by Olam and being considered by the Board of Dangote Flour Mills for the entire 5 billion issued shares of the company is N130 billion.
“The consideration represents the enterprise value on a debt-free, cash-free basis, payable in cash at the closing of the proposed transaction. This consideration will be adjusted for net working capital and net debt as of 31 March 2019 or any other later date that may be agreed by Olam and the Board of Dangote Flour Mills to arrive at the final price payable to equity shareholders.
“The final price to be paid to the shareholders of the company would be adjusted downwards to exclude shares held by Olam through its subsidiary,” the statement reads in part.
Dangote Flour Mills Plc said the offer is subject to shareholders’ approval, regulatory approval, a sanction of the Federal High Court.
Dangote Flour Mills has location across Nigeria – Apapa, Ikorodu, Ilorin, Kano and Calabar and offers downstream value-added products through subsidiary companies. The business unit currently has one wholly owned subsidiary – Dangote Pasta Limited – with products such as Dangote Sugar, Dangote Pasta and Flours.