Euromoney Ins.InvPLC

Sale of Mining Indaba

RNS Number : 7661C
Euromoney Institutional InvestorPLC
03 October 2018
 

 

3 October 2018

 

EUROMONEY INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR PLC

 

Sale of Mining Indaba

 

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC ("Euromoney"), the international business information and events group, announces a binding agreement to sell the assets of its Mining Indaba business to ITE Group PLC ("ITE") for a price of £30.1 million. 

Mining Indaba's annual event, "Investing in African Mining Indaba", is the world's largest mining investment conference, dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining in Africa. 

This transaction is in line with Euromoney's strategy, which includes actively managing its portfolio of assets and selling businesses which do not fully align with its strategy, providing Euromoney with further capital to recycle towards its main investment themes.

For the year ended 30 September 2017, Mining Indaba reported an adjusted operating profit of £2.5 million.  The consideration is fixed and will be received in cash in two tranches, £20.0 million at completion and the balance by 1 June 2019.  The sale is expected to complete in late October 2018.

Andrew Rashbass, CEO of Euromoney, said:

"We have agreed to sell Mining Indaba to ITE which will be a good home for it. Mining Indaba performed well this year and this disposal is another example of Euromoney's strategy in action: where a good business does not align with our strategy, we will sell it and recycle capital towards our main investment themes including price discovery, asset management and telecoms."

 

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For further information, please contact:

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

Wendy Pallot, Chief Financial Officer

+44 20 7779 8866

[email protected]   

FTI Consulting

Charles Palmer / Jamie Ricketts / Amy Hurnell / Jamille Smith

+44 (0)20 3727 1000

[email protected]

About Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC ("Euromoney") is a global, multi-brand information business which provides critical data, price reporting, insight, analysis and must-attend events to financial services, commodities, telecoms and legal markets. Euromoney is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250 share index.www.euromoneyplc.com 

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