AIRPORT CITY, Israel, Aug. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shikun & Binui Ltd. (TASE: SKBN.TA),a global construction, infrastructure and real estate company, has published a tender for the purchase of an additional 10% of the shares of ADO, a company in which it currently holds a 40.15% share. If the tender is completed, the Company will have obtained a controlling share of ADO and will begin consolidating its financial results.
If the tender offer is completed in full, Shikun & Binui estimates that it will record net profit of approximately NIS 300 million to NIS 380 million at this stage. In addition, after consolidating ADO within its financial results, the Company expects that its total balance sheet assets will increase by approximately NIS 11 billion.
Commenting on the transaction, Mr. Moshe Lahmani, Chairman of Shikun & Binui, said, "ADO has been building its activities in Berlin for more than a decade, a period during which the city grew to become a thriving and fast-growing city, and demand for rental apartments has been growing right along with it. In our opinion, the city's strong macro indicators support further growth in our business, as proven most recently by ADO's successful bond offering in Germany, which demonstrated the confidence of the local market in ADO's prospects, and in the rise in market value that ADO has seen for its properties during the first half of 2017. We view ADO as a strategic asset, and see this acquisition as the embodiment of the strategic decision we have taken to expand our portfolio of income generating assets."
Mr. Yaron Karisi, Shikun & Binui's CEO, added, "During the past several years, ADO has built a unique, stable, high-quality operating platform with an ability to support an additional scale-up of its activities in Berlin. The successful €400 million bond offering that ADO completed recently will enable it to acquire additional assets in line with its strategic goals, and we believe that ADO is poised to remain a major player in its market for years to come."
ADO, whose shares are traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the symbol ADO TA, is the controlling shareholder of ADO Properties, a Berlin-based company that holds over 20,000 rental apartments and other properties in the city.
About the Shikun & Binui Group
The Shikun & Binui Group is a global construction and infrastructure company that operates in Israel and internationally in seven segments: 1) infrastructure and construction contracting outside of Israel; 2) infrastructure and construction contracting within Israel; 3) real estate development within Israel; 4) real estate development outside of Israel; 5) renewable energy; and 6) concessions. The Group's activities focus on large, highly complex projects carried out for entities in private and public sectors with a focus on sustainability.
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