August 19, 2021 | Industrials | Europe | Ended

Hella / Faurecia: New Deal Insights

On 14-Aug-21, French automotive supplier Faurecia, an expert in seats and interior, announced a takeover of German rival Hella, a specialist in lighting systems and on-board electronics. The deal will see Faurecia acquiring the founding Hueck family’s 60% stake for €60 per share, and in lieu of undertaking a mandatory offer, Faurecia will launch a public tender offer for the remaining shares at the same price. In April 2021, the Hueck family, among the 50 richest in Germany, reportedly retained investment bank Rothschild to explore options to sell its stake upon which Hella shares increased by 12.7% to €51.62 on 27-Apr-21, only to drift higher over the coming months. Hella plans to announce a dividend of €0.96 per share at its 30-Sep-21 AGM and inclusive of this dividend, the offer price represents a 33% premium to Hella’s undisturbed price on 26-Apr-21 and a 24% premium to its unaffected 3-month VWAP. The transaction has been unanimously approved by Faurecia’s boards and has received support from Hella management ...

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