Bilia acquires Luxembourg’s largest BMW and MINI dealer

Gothenburg, Sweden, 2015-12-21 08:45 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –
Bilia has concluded an agreement to acquire Arnold Kontz BMW and MINI dealership in Luxembourg. BMW has a strong position, with a market share over the last years of about 10 per cent. The operation represents about 50 per cent of the total BMW sales in Luxembourg. The business is centrally situated and the date of possession is planned at 31 March 2016. The operation is well managed and has for many years accounted for a high and stable profitability. The annual turnover is about SEK 1.1 bn and the operating profit is this year forecasted to about SEK 45 M. Capital employed plus agreed surplus values amount to about
SEK 360 M. The number of employees at the takeover is estimated to about 147. Provided the annual general meeting’s decision on 8 April 2016, an important part of the purchase price  will be payed with newly issued Bilia shares.