KOFOLA-HOOP S.A. gains new shareholder – Polish Enterprise Fund 29 September 2008

On 29 September, 2008 two shareholder-founders of HOOP S.A. (currently KOFOLA-HOOP S.A.), Dariusz Wojdyga and Marek Jutkiewicz, on one side and Polish Enterprise Fund VI (PEF) on the other, entered into a binding agreement based on which PEF will acquire, through a public tender offer, their shares constituting almost 30% of the share capital of KOFOLA-HOOP S.A. 

The transaction marks a great success looking at the achieved price of 43.20 PLN per share, which represents roughly a 50% premium over the stock trading levels from the past few weeks. As a result of this transaction KOFOLA-HOOP will gain an important financial shareholder known from a number of investments in the food sector. The transaction exceeds the amount of PLN 330m.

FIDEA acted as the sole financial adviser to Messrs Wojdyga and Jutkiewicz.

We are very happy that this June we just closed the merger between HOOP and KOFOLA, and yet a few months later, we have assisted in this very successful transaction at the time of this exceptionally bad situation in global financial markets.

 – commented Marek Dojnow, Managing Partner of FIDEA.

Both transactions confirm leading position of FIDEA in the Polish M&A market.