TSX Trading Symbol: "MTY"
MONTREAL, April 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - MTY Food Group Inc. ("MTY" or the "Company") (TSX: MTY), franchisor and operator of multiple concepts of quick service restaurants, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary MTY Tiki Ming Enterprises Inc. has entered into a binding agreement to acquire some of the assets of a group of companies that owns and operate the Madisons New York Grill & Bar concept in Canada ("Madisons") www.madisonsnyc.com, for a total consideration of $13 million.
The acquisition will be made via a new subsidiary to be formed. MTY will own 90% of that subsidiary, while the other 10% will be owned by the new Vice President of the brand, Gilles Pépin. The purchase price will mostly be financed by a new banking facility, which will be guaranteed by MTY.
At the date of closing, Madisons is expected to have 14 franchised restaurants in operations in Canada. Sales for the Madisons system were $40M for the 2013 calendar year. Following the transaction, the operations of the franchisor will be relocated in MTY's existing offices in Ville St-Laurent, Quebec.
"We are pleased to make our entry in the casual dining segment through a brand as reputable as Madisons", said Stanley Ma, CEO of MTY. "This opens the door to a segment of the foodservice that has been very strong in the last few years and that is expected to continue its strong performance in the future."
The closing of the transaction is scheduled to happen on or before June 10th, 2014 and remains subject to several closing conditions as well as to standard regulatory approvals. The operations of Madisons in the United States are excluded from the transaction.
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On Behalf of the Board of Directors of
MTY Food Group Inc.
Stanley Ma, Chairman, President & CEO
SOURCE: MTY Food Group Inc.
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