Grupa Azoty will take over the leader in specialty fertilizers. The Company signed an agreement for the acquisition of COMPO EXPERT Group

Grupa Azoty today concluded an agreement with Goat Netherlands B.V. with its registered office in the Netherlands (an entity of the XIO  Group, a London headquartered private equity firm) for the acquisition of 100% of shares in Goat TopCo GmbH with its registered office in Germany, which controls the companies of COMPO EXPERT Group, one of the world's leaders in the market of specialty fertilizers for professional users. The transaction will be finalised after obtaining the consent of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty S.A. Shareholders and the consent of the competent merger control authorities required in certain countries of operation.  The purchase price for 100% of shares in the COMPO EXPERT Group will not be higher than EUR 235 million and will be financed entirely with credit lines available to Grupa Azoty. PwC acted as the leading transaction adviser of Grupa Azoty in this process.

The scope of PwC's work included complex buy-side transactional and tax advisory. The team of advisers consisted of: Wojciech Słowiński, Jolanta Kokosińska, Rafał Dróbka, Michał Nowacki, Piotr Rudzki, Maciej Szumieluk, Tomasz Dziubak, Mateusz Krupowies and Mikołaj Rałowski.

The acquisition of COMPO EXPERT is another important stage in the expansion of Polish companies into foreign markets. As PwC, we are proud to have participated in this process and supported Grupa Azoty in the development of its business. On behalf of all the PwC experts involved in the project, I congratulate Grupa Azoty's Management on this landmark transaction.

Wojciech Słowiński, Partner at PwC

Grupa Azoty is the leader of the Polish chemical sector and one of the key capital groups in the European fertilizer and chemical industry. The company is the second largest manufacturer of nitrogenous and compound fertilizers in the European Union. Additionally, Grupa Azoty holds an equally strong position in other products of its portfolio such as melamine, caprolactam, polyamide, plasticizers, OXO alcohols and titanium white, which are widely used across numerous industries.

COMPO EXPERT is one of the key, global, independent manufacturers of high value-added specialty fertilizers for professional end-users. The company owns and operates two production sites - in Germany and in Spain. COMPO EXPERT sells its products to customers in over 100 countries around the world employing more than 600 highly qualified specialists.

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