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Mutares sells majority stake in STS Group AG
Munich, March 11, 2021 – Mutares SE & Co KGaA (ISIN: DE000A2NB650) (“Mutares”) has today signed an agreement with Adler Pelzer Group for the full divestment of its majority stake in the listed STS Group AG (ISIN DE000A1TNU68).
STS Group is a global system supplier to the automotive industry. Mutares holds 73.25% of the share capital of STS Group AG and will receive a purchase price of EUR 7.00 per share of STS Group AG. Adler Pelzer Group has also undertaken the obligation to ensure that all loans granted to STS Group AG by Mutares will be fulfilled by December 31, 2021.
The transaction is still subject to approval by Adler Pelzer Group financiers and the antitrust authorities. Mutares expects the transaction to be successfully completed in the first half of 2021.
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The securities of Mutares referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent registration under the Securities Act or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act. Subject to certain exemptions, the securities referred to in this announcement may not be sold or offered for sale in Australia, Canada or Japan, or to or for the account or benefit of Australian, Canadian or Japanese residents. There will be no registration of the securities referred to in this announcement under the Securities Act or any applicable laws in Australia, Canada or Japan. There will be no public offering of the securities in the United States.
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