Acquisition of Group Wreck International Non-Ferrous Proprietary Limited
Insimbi Industrial Holdings Limited
(Formerly Insimbi Refractory and Alloy Supplies Limited)
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 2002/029821/06)
Share code: ISB ISIN: ZAE000116828
(“Insimbi” or “ISB” or “the Group”)
ACQUISITION OF GROUP WRECK INTERNATIONAL NON-FERROUS PROPRIETARY LIMITED
(“GROUP WRECK” or “the COMPANY”)
Shareholders are hereby referred to the cautionary announcement issued 22 August 2018, and are
advised in terms of Section 9 of the JSE Listing Requirements, that Insimbi has extended an offer to
the shareholders of Group Wreck, namely Ella Rose Property & Investments Pty Ltd, Repo Metals
Holdings Pty Ltd and Angelo Solimene (“the Vendors”), who have agreed to the key terms of the
proposed transaction, which will see ISB acquiring control of Group Wreck subject to fulfilment of all
suspensive conditions relating to the proposed acquisition.
EFFECTIVE DATE AND CONDITIONS PRECEDENT
The transaction will become effective once all the suspensive conditions to the offer have been met.
It is expected that the ruling by the Competition Commission as may be required may be the final
condition to be met. All things being equal, it is expected that the Effective Date will be on or about
31 October 2018, assuming the timely submission of the necessary application.
Key suspensive conditions to the proposed transaction include amongst others the finalisation of
the relevant transaction agreements, funding arrangements, employment agreements with key
executives, appropriate immovable property rental agreements, as well as the necessary regulatory
approvals as may be required (e.g. Competition Commission).
It is also a suspensive condition to the finalisation of the proposed transaction that no material
adverse change would have occurred with regard the business of Group Wreck as at the Effective
THE BUSINESS OF GROUP WRECK
Group Wreck is involved in the sourcing, trading and purchasing of scrap, non-ferrous metals in
Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. In the 5 years since it was established, Group Wreck has
experienced significant growth and is now one of the largest metal recycling operations in Durban.
The business operates from two premises, in Queensmead and Phoenix and are highly
mechanised with state of the art equipment and a fleet of trucks geared to handling large volumes
efficiently. The business strive to supply local end users wherever possible, and excess material is
exported through the company's own shipping department, which deals direct with end users in
China, Korea and the rest of the world.
TRANSACTION CONSIDERATION & OTHER TERMS
As detailed below, the initial transaction consideration will entail an amount of R120 million, subject
to certain warranties re net asset value and profits to be achieved, as well as further amounts
payable, to a maximum of R30 million, which may become payable based on the achievement of
certain profit targets:
- Cash : R73 million (subject to the net asset value guarantee described below);
- ISB Shares: 18 461 535 shares to be issued at R1.30 per share, to the value of R24 million
in total, and
- Vendor Loans: to the value of R23 million, repayable after a period of three years, bearing
interest at a rate of prime plus 2 %. Repayment of the capital amount may be extended to a
maximum of 5 years, at the option of ISB.
- Additional payments: Should Group Wreck achieve an aggregated profit before tax of
R112,5 million for a three year period post acquisition (i.e. an average of R37,5million per
annum), an additional amount of R15 million will become payable, and
- Should Group Wreck report aggregated profit before tax of R168 million (i.e. an average of
R42 million per annum) for the 4 year period post acquisition, a final R15 million will be
- Further to the above, should the stated profit targets not be achieved, but at least 85%
thereof is achieved, an amount of R7.5 million will become payable.
- The vendor loans, as well as the ISB shares will secure the vendor’s obligations in terms of
the final transaction agreements.
As a result of these arrangements, a maximum purchase consideration of R150 million may be
payable, at a then effective price earnings ratio of 5 times earnings.
NET ASSETS & ATTRIBUTABLE PROFITS
It is agreed that Group Wreck will, on the Effective Date report Tangible Net Asset Value (“TNAV”)
of at least R78 million. Should the TNAV of the business be less than the warranted amount of R78
million, the cash portion payable will be adjusted on a Rand for Rand basis.
Group Wreck reported profit after tax for the year ended February 2018 of R12,6 million. The
transaction consideration defined in terms of the offer is however subject to group Wreck
maintaining an average profit before tax of R25,0 million per annum for the next three financial
years post implementation of the acquisition. Should the warranted profits of an aggregate R75
million before tax for the three years post implementation not be achieved, the purchase
consideration will be adjusted pro rata based on actual achieved profit vis a vis the warranted profit.
RATIONALE FOR THE TRANSACTION
The rationale for the transaction is to expand the geographic reach of ISB’s ferrous and non-ferrous
business, expand its client base, and enhance its access to raw material for purposes of
beneficiation, as well access to an experienced management team and its international trading
As Group Wreck will become a subsidiary of the larger ISB Group of companies, the MOI of Group
Wreck as ISB subsidiary will be amended so as to conform to Schedule 10.21 of the Listing
Requirements, as required.
CATEGORISATION OF THE TRANSACTION
For purposes of categorisation, the transaction is deemed a category 2 transaction, given the
dilutionary impact of shares issued and the maximum cash consideration payable, or potentially
payable in terms of the agreed terms.
Following the release of this announcement, the cautionary announcement published by ISB on 22
August 2018 is hereby withdrawn and caution is no longer required to be exercised when dealing in
ISBshares. Having said that, a finalisation announcement will be made when the transaction
27 August 2018
Sponsor and Corporate Advisor: Bridge Capital Advisors Proprietary Limited
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