OEG sold a subsidiary that owns the Hilton hotel complex building in Estonia
Posted on 15.07.2016
OEG group company Jessy Investments B.V. entered into an agreement to divest the 100% holding in its Estonian subsidiary Kesklinna Hotelli OÜ that owns the hotel and entertainment complex building in Tallinn, where the Hilton Tallinn Park hotel and the flagship casino of OEG group, Olympic Park Casino, are based in. The buyer is East Capital group company ECB3 Tallinn OÜ. The transaction price is 48 million euros.
The aim of the sales transaction is to release capital that has been invested into real estate and to focus on the core business of the group – operating casino and entertainment complexes. The hotel and casino operations that are in the building are not part of the sales transaction and will continue to be owned by OEG group. The nominal share capital of Kesklinna Hotelli OÜ is 2,520 euros; the acquisition price of the holding for OEG group was 77,949 euros. The bank loan in amount of 25 million euros taken by Kesklinna Hotelli OÜ will also be returned during the transaction. After completing the transaction, the non-current assets of OEG group will decrease by approximately 30 million euros and liabilities will decrease by 25 million euros. The profit from the sales transaction, taking into account transaction-related costs, is approximately 17 million euros. Completing the transaction is subject to fulfilling customary conditions, including obtaining approval from Estonian Competition Authority, after which payment for the holding will take place.
OEG group companies Olympic Casino Eesti AS and OÜ Fortuna Travel have entered into long-term lease agreements with Kesklinna Hotelli OÜ, whereby Olympic Casino Eesti AS and OÜ Fortuna Travel lease the building from Kesklinna Hotelli OÜ for operating respectively a casino and a hotel, and make monthly lease payments. Kesklinna Hotelli OÜ is not involved in any court or arbitration proceedingswhich could have a significant effect on the business activity of the company. The management board member of Kesklinna Hotelli OÜ is Meelis Pielberg (also a management board member of Olympic Entertainment Group AS), who will be replaced with person(s) appointed by the buyer after completing the transaction. The transaction is not considered to be a transaction with related parties (in the meaning of the rules and regulations of NASDAQ Tallinn stock exchange). The management board and the supervisory board members of OEG are not personally interested in this transaction in any other way.
The financial results and information of the subsidiary being sold
Kesklinna Hotelli OÜ financial results
|Dividend per share||0||0||0|
|Basic and diluted earnings per share||-458||-409||-109|
Statement of financial position
|Cash and cash equivalents||1,222||22|
|Receivables and prepayments||564||266|
|Total current assets||1,788||289|
|Property, plant and equipment||1||1|
|Total non-current assets||21,081||6,364|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Trade payables and prepayments||1,621||85|
|Total current liabilities||1,844||85|
|Total non-current borrowings||21,998||7,084|
|Nominal share capital||3||3|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY||22,869||6,653|
Statement of comprehensive income
|Total revenue and income||1||0|
|Miscellaneous operating expenses||-454||-409|
|Total operating expenses||-459||-409|
|Loss before income tax||-458||-409|
|Net loss for the period||-458||-409|
|Total comprehensive loss for the period||-458||-409|
In 2016 Kesklinna Hotelli OÜ completed the construction of the hotel complex and leased out the building on a long-term basis to Olympic Casino Eesti AS and OÜ Fortuna Travel that operate a casino and a hotel in the building.
Overview of loans taken by Kesklinna Hotelli OÜ as at 11.07.2016
|Olympic Entertainment Group AS||15.07.2017||5,600|
Kesklinna Hotelli OÜ will return both loans during the transaction.