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Grupa Azoty will take over the leader in specialty fertilizers. The Company signed an agreement for the acquisition of COMPO EXPERT Group
Grupa Azoty today concluded an agreement with Goat Netherlands B.V. with its registered
office in the Netherlands (an entity of the XIO Group, a London headquartered private equity
firm) for the acquisition of 100% of shares in Goat TopCo GmbH with its registered office in
Germany, which controls the companies of COMPO EXPERT Group, one of the world's leaders in
the market of specialty fertilizers for professional users.
The transaction will be finalised after obtaining the consent of the Extraordinary General
Meeting of Grupa Azoty S.A. Shareholders and the consent of the competent merger control
authorities required in certain countries of operation. The purchase price for 100% of shares in
the COMPO EXPERT Group will not be higher than EUR 235 million and will be financed entirely
with credit lines available to Grupa Azoty.
Grupa Azoty and AdVentures in search of innovation
How to build a Polish Silicon Valley? Create an innovation-friendly environment. Grupa Azoty, Poland’s largest fertilizer and chemical group and one of Europe’s key players in that market, has signed a cooperation agreement with the accelerator of the Poland Prize by AdVentures programme. Already in September, the accelerator team will start looking for business opportunities in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe.
Grupa Azoty Group’s H1 2018 results under external pressure
In the first half of 2018, the Grupa Azoty Group recorded EBITDA of PLN 529m, with revenue of PLN 4.88bn. Noteworthy, EBITDA decreased by PLN 185m (or 26%) year on year, while sales revenue grew, by nearly PLN 8m relative to the first half of 2017. This clearly shows that the results for the first half of 2018 were strongly affected by fluctuations on the cost side.
Grupa Azoty in FTSE4Good indices
Grupa Azoty S.A. was once again included in the FTSE4Good indices, as announced by FTSE Russell following the June 2018 review.
Grupa Azoty Logistics Centre opens in Guben
On Monday, July 23rd, Grupa Azoty’s subsidiary ATT Polymers opened the new Logistics Centre in Guben. This is yet another project that will significantly contribute to the expansion of Grupa Azoty’s plastics business. The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of Grupa Azoty, the authorities of Brandenburg, the Spree-Neisse region and the city of Guben as well as trading partners of Grupa Azoty’s German-based subsidiary.
Grupa Azoty at the United Nations Forum in New York
Grupa Azoty was Poland’s only company to accompany the Polish government delegation to the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York. During the ministerial session, Jadwiga Emilewicz, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology, presented a report on the implementation in Poland of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Grupa Azoty, which discussed examples of its own best practices contributing to the implementation of the Agenda, played a major role in the presentation of the report. The described initiatives included the Product Stewardship programme, Idea4Azoty (a proprietary acceleration programme), as well as cooperation with SatAgro (a startup).