Sixth of October Development and Investment Company (SODIC) submits a non-binding offer (NBO) for the potential cash acquisition of up to 100% of the share capital of Madinet Nasr Housing and Development (EGX: MNHD.CA) through a mandatory tender offer, in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations, Invest-Gate reports.
Further, MNHD’s operational focus is in the East Cairo area, where its two flagship projects (Taj City and Sarai) are located, with a sizeable land bank for expansion opportunities.
The strategic direction of SODIC, as supported by its Controlling Shareholders (Aldar and ADQ consortium which owns 85.5% of shares since December 2021), is to grow its market share and continue to expand its development portfolio in Egypt.
Additionally, the transaction, if consummated, will expand SODIC’s footprint into the eastern Cairo market, widen its customer base, and leverage both developers’ strengths to achieve scale and create value through a combined undeveloped land bank of 11 million sqm.
SODIC addresses a non-binding offer to the board of directors of MNHD, offering an indicative purchase price in the range of EGP 3.20 to EGP 3.40 per share, subject to conditions, assumptions, and terms as set out in the Offer.
The mid-point of the range of EGP 3.30 values the company at EGP 6.18 bn ($328 mn), representing a compelling liquidity opportunity for MNHD’s shareholders with a 32% premium to MNHD’s closing price on 4 July 2022 and a premium of 45%, 45%, and 40% to the company’s three-month, six-month, and twelve-month volume weighted average price (VWAP) of EGP 2.28, EGP 2.28, and EGP 2.36 respectively as of the date of the offer.
The mid-point of the range implies a price-to-book multiple of 1.43x and a price-to-earnings multiple of 21.4x based on the last 12 months reported figures for the period ended March 31st, 2022.
The offer is subject to the satisfactory completion of comprehensive due diligence, applicable regulatory approvals, and several other conditions, including SODIC’s internal corporate approvals and the internal approvals of its controlling shareholders.
Following a satisfactory outcome of the due diligence process, SODIC intends to submit a mandatory tender offer according to applicable laws and regulations.