August 24 (SeeNews) - Romanian farming company Holde Agri Invest said on Tuesday that it has completed the acquisition of local company Agrocom Exim Prod, the operator of a farm in Videle, Teleorman county.
With the finalisation of the transaction, Videle farm becomes the third nucleus of Holde Agri Invest, alongside Rosiori and Frumusani farms, the farming company said in a statement filed with the Bucharest Stock Exchange, BVB.
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The value of the transaction amounted to 14.3 million lei ($3.4 milion/ 2.9 million euro) for 2,400 hectares of land under lease. Some 88% of total surface farmed by Agrocom Exim Prod is under lease agreements for longer than eight years. The transaction was financed with 62% debt and 38% equity.
In the coming period, Holde Agri Invest will begin to modernise Videle farm, and will invest especially in the farm's machinery and 10,000 tonnes silo. The management expects the farm to reach its peak performance in 2024.
Holde Agri Invest was established in 2018 by Romanian entrepreneurs, Liviu Zagan, Robert Maxim, Matei Georgescu and Alexandru Covrig.
Holde's shares closed at 1.61 lei on the BVB's alternative trading system AeRO market on Monday.
(1 euro = 4.0335 lei)