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Kuwait Cement sells stake in Americana

Adeptio completed a majority stake in Americana for $2.35 billion last October

Kuwait Cement sells stake in Americana
Kuwait Cement Company confirmed to the Kuwait Stock Exchange that had decided to sell its stake in Americana to Adeptio for $4.46 million

Kuwait Cement Co has announced it will sell its stake of Kuwait Food Company (Americana) to Adeptio.

Gulf-based investment group Adeptio, led by prominent Dubai businessman Mohamed Alabbar, completed a majority stake in Americana for $2.35 billion last October.

The Adeptio consortium was then obliged to launch a mandatory offer to buy Americana's remaining shares under Kuwaiti securities rules.

In January this year, Americana’s board endorsed an offer of 2.650 dinars per share to minority shareholders.

Kuwait Cement Company confirmed to the Kuwait Stock Exchange that had decided to sell its stake in Americana to Adeptio for $4.46 million (1.36m Kuwaiti dinars). It did not say how many shares they will sell part of the deal nor the total of its holdings of shares in Americana.

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