MONTREAL, Dec. 11, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - MTY Food Group Inc. ("MTY" or the "Company") (TSX: MTY) announced today that pursuant to the announcement made on October 31, 2018, one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has acquired substantially most of the assets of Casa Grecque (www.casagrecque.ca).
The total consideration for the transaction is approximately $22.35 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. A total of approximately $20.91 million was paid on closing, financed from MTY's cash on hand and existing credit facilities, while $0.19 million in net liabilities was assumed and $1.25 million was held back.
The Casa Grecque network currently has 31 franchised restaurants in operation, all of which are located in Quebec, Canada. Assets acquired also include a central kitchen and a distribution center that service the Casa Grecque restaurants as well as some external customers.
The acquisition of Casa Grecque will solidify MTY's position in casual dining and will complement the current offering in the bring-your-own-wine category, family type of restaurant.
MTY will continue to run the Casa Grecque concept from its current headquarters in Laval, Quebec, under the leadership of Peter Mardakis.
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A description of additional assumptions used to develop such forward-looking information and a description of additional risk factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking information can be found in MTY's disclosure documents on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. Readers are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Forward-looking information contained in this News Release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking information to reflect new events or circumstances. Financial outlooks contained in this News Release were approved by management of the Company on December 10, 2018. The purpose of this information is to provide a potential financial outlook of the combined entity and this information may not be appropriate for other purposes. Additional information is available in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis, which can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of MTY Food Group Inc.
Eric Lefebvre, CEO
SOURCE MTY Food Group Inc.
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