Paz Oil (TASE: PZOL) has introduced a deal whereby 15% of the shares in Ashdod Oil Refinery shall be allotted to Shapir Engineering and Business (TASE: SPEN) at a post-money valuation of NIS 1.45 billion, similtaneously the distribution of 80.1% of the shares in Ashdod Oil Refinery as a dividend to Paz Oil shareholders. On the date of completion of the deal, Paz Oil will spin off Ashdod Oil Refinery and record it for buying and selling on the Tel Aviv Inventory Trade .
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Shapir will inject NIS 247 million into Ashdod Oil Refinery in trade for the share allocation.
Ashdod Oil Refinery will repay its total NIS 1.4 billion debt to Paz Oil by refinancing by the banks and monetary establishments. After the deal is accomplished and the spin off, Paz Oil’s web debt will fall by NIS 1.0-1.2 billion to NIS 3.0-3.2 billion, and its financing expense will fall by NIS 50-70 million yearly. The corporate will stay with a 4.9% holding in Ashdod Oil Refinery. Shapir Engineering and Business may have five-year choices to inject additional capital into Ashdod Oil Refinery and lift its holding to 65%. The deal is topic to regulatory approvals and to preconditions.
Paz will proceed to purchase most of its fuels from Ashdod Oil Refinery and can preserve present costs.
Paz Oil says that it’s going to proceed to behave in accordance with its strategic plan to concentrate on it rating enterprise of retailing in gasoline, gasoline, electrical energy and meals and comfort shops.
Paz group CEO Nir Sztern mentioned, “This transfer is one other important step within the implementation of the Paz group’s strategic plan, following which the buyers will obtain two sturdy firms, every targeted on its core enterprise. Paz will develop into a targeted firm, with secure profitability and an environment friendly stability sheet, with out the impact of the volatility within the profitability of the oil refinery. The oil refinery will full its transformation into an unbiased power provider in a position to notice the potential that lies in its enterprise belongings.”
Revealed by Globes, Israel enterprise information – en.globes.co.il – on November 10, 2022.
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