HelloFresh SE: HelloFresh acquires Green Chef Corporation
HelloFresh SE / Key word(s): Takeover
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HelloFresh acquires Green Chef Corporation
International Securities Identification Number (ISIN): DE000A161408
Berlin, 20 March 2018 - US subsidiaries of HelloFresh SE ("Company"), the world's leading meal kit company, have entered today with the consent of the Company's management and supervisory board into an agreement on the basis of which one of these US subsidiaries will acquire all shares in Green Chef Corporation. Green Chef Corporation is an American competitor that provides meal kits with organic ingredients.
The acquisition of Green Chef Corporation is expected to contribute approx. USD 15 million per quarter to the Company's revenues starting in the second quarter of 2018 and to decrease the Company's adjusted EBITDA margin ("AEBITDA Margin") by approx. 2% points per quarter in 2018 (starting in the second quarter of 2018) and to be broadly neutral to AEBITDA Margin in 2019. The closing of the transaction is subject to conditions precedent, but the closing of the transaction is expected to occur shortly.
HelloFresh is the world's leading meal kit company, operating in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Australia, Austria, Switzerland and Canada. HelloFresh delivered 39.5 million meals in the 3-month period from 1 October 2017 to 31 December 2017 to 1.45 million active customers. HelloFresh was founded in November 2011 in Berlin and went public in November 2017 at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany. HelloFresh has offices in New York, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Zurich, Sydney and Toronto.
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