EQT AB: EQT Private Equity announces voluntary public takeover offer for all zooplus shares with the intention to create a Strategic Partnership with zooplus
With this transaction, EQT IX is expected to be 65-70 percent invested (including closed and/or signed investments, announced public offers, if applicable, and less any expected syndication) based on its target fund size, and subject to customary regulatory approvals.
EQT Private Equity is supported by Deutsche Bank as its sole financial advisor and by Milbank as legal advisor.Contact German media inquiries: Isabel Henninger, firstname.lastname@example.org, +49 176 8470 4761 International media inquiries: Finn McLaughlan, email@example.com, +44 77 1534 1608 EQT Press Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 8 506 55 334About EQT EQT is a purpose-driven global investment organization with more than EUR 71 billion in assets under management across 27 active funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas with total sales of approximately EUR 29 billion and more than 175,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.More info: www.eqtgroup.comFollow EQT on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and InstagramAbout zooplus zooplus AG is the leading online pet platform in Europe measured by sales. Founded as a German start-up in 1999, the company's business model has been successfully launched internationally, dedicated to the mission of creating moments of happiness between pets and pet parents across now 30 European countries. With a large and relevant product offering in the pet food and pet care & accessories range, zooplus caters to more than 8 million pet parents across Europe of which more than 5 million made more than two orders in 2020. The product range includes renowned international brands, popular local brand names as well as high-quality, exclusive own brand lines for pet food, accessories, care products, toys and much else for dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, horses and many other furry and non-furry friends. In addition, zooplus customers benefit from exclusive loyalty programs, best value for money proposition, fast and reliable delivery as well as a seamless digital shopping experience, combined with a variety of interactive content and community offerings. Sales totalled more than EUR 1.8bn in the 2020 financial year, capturing roughly 7% of the around EUR 28bn to EUR 29bn (net) European pet supplies market, both offline and online combined.
For further information about zooplus, please visit investors.zooplus.com.Important notice:
This publication is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares in zooplus AG. The Takeover Offer itself as well as its definite terms and conditions and further provisions concerning the Takeover Offer, will be published in the offer document following permission by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt f?r Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht - BaFin) to publish the offer document. Investors and holders of shares in zooplus AG are strongly advised to thoroughly read the offer document and all other relevant documents regarding the Takeover Offer when they become available, as they will contain important information.
The Takeover Offer will be published exclusively under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and certain applicable provisions of securities laws of the United States of America. Any agreement that is entered into as a result of accepting the Takeover Offer will be exclusively governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and is to be interpreted in accordance with such laws.
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