M&As this week: Ramphastos Investments, Karstadt Warenhaus, Stokrotka

7 December 2018 (Last Updated December 7th, 2018 11:26)

Ramphastos Investments has acquired Hema from Lion Capital for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition has been approved by the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM).

Ramphastos Investments has acquired Hema from Lion Capital for an undisclosed amount.

The acquisition has been approved by the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM).

Hema will focus on the implementation of growth and debt reduction strategies, along with investing in core markets in Belgium and the Netherlands.

The company will also undertake e-commerce and international expansion under the ownership of Ramphastos Investments.

Ramphastos Investments is a private equity firm based in the Netherlands, while Hema is a Dutch discount retail franchise previously owned by Lion Capital.

Karstadt Warenhaus, part of Signa Retail, has merged its business with the European retail operations of Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC).

HBC has received $193.9m, which will be used to repay a part of its term loan.

Signa now owns 50.01% stake and HBC owns 49.99% interest in the joint venture.

Based in Germany, Signa Retail is one of the leading retail chains in Europe.

Karstadt Warenhaus is a departmental stores chain headquartered in Essen, Germany.

“Wayland Group has agreed to acquire 50.1% of Tropicann Pty Ltd for collaborating with the Australian cannabis industry.”

Based in Canada, Hudson’s Bay Company is a retail store operator in Canada, US, and Europe.

Stokrotka has completed the acquisition of Sano for an undisclosed sum.

The merger between the two companies is expected to be completed in early-2019.

A subsidiary of Maxima Grupe, Stokrotka is a supermarket chain, while Sano is a retail chain. Both companies are based in Poland.

Wayland Group has agreed to acquire 50.1% of Tropicann Pty Ltd for collaborating with the Australian cannabis industry.

Wayland will pay an initial $3.6m and a further payment of $18m.

The payments will be based on certain milestones, such as the award of a license to Tropican for cultivating cannabis in Australia.

Wayland Group, a subsidiary of Maricann Group, is a cannabis cultivator, producer and marketer based in Canada.

Tropicann is a privately-owned company based in Darwin, Australia.

ZAGG Inc has completed the acquisition of Gear4 from STRAX ABfor $40m.

Latham & Watkins was the legal counsel to ZAGG, while LOGOS was the legal counsel to STRAX for the acquisition.

Based in the US, ZAGG produces customised coverings for electronics and hand-held devices marketed under the brand InvisibleShield.

STRAX AB is a Swedish telecom and lifestyle retail company.

Gear4 is a phone cover and protective case producer based in the UK.