Ardova Plc has notified the Nigerian Exchange Limited, its shareholders and the investing public that it has completely acquired 100% equity stake in Enyo Retail and Supply Limited.
The acquisition was completed through a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, Bags and Kegs Limited. Enyo is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited and Banwo & Ighodalo advised Ardova while Rand Merchant Bank and Herbert Smith Freehills Paris LLP acted as financial and legal advisers respectively to Enyo.
Enyo is a fast-growing technology driven fuels retailing company in Nigeria with offices in Lagos and five other states. The acquisition will lead to stronger downstream energy group that benefits from the increased customer reach and service delivery. It is further expected to produce stronger financial results for the Company.
Ardova Plc is a Nigerian leading indigenous and integrated energy company involved in the distribution of petroleum products including petrol (PMS), diesel (AGO), kerosene (DPK) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It has an extensive network of over 450 retail outlets in Nigeria and significant storage facilities in Apapa, Lagos and Onne, Rivers State.
Commenting on the transaction, Mr. Olumide Adeosun, CEO of the Company said: “We are pleased with the successful conclusion of this transaction which will provide significant synergies by combining Enyo’s retail outlets and the Company’s retail operations. It will also strengthen the quality of earnings for the Company. The acquisition is another step towards our broader vision of becoming the leading brand in the downstream petroleum sector.”