Zamp Shares Dive After Capital Boost Plan

(MENAFN- The Rio Times) In Brazil, Zamp, the powerhouse behind Burger King and Popeyes, saw its stock price fall by 8.44% to R$3.58 after announcing a planned capital increase.

Set against a backdrop of expanding operations and strategic growth, this move aims to solidify Zamp's standing in the competitive market.

The company has proposed issuing between 78,631,580 and 131,578,948 new shares at R$3.42 ($0.63) each, marking a 12.5% discount from the last close.

This strategic price point not only aims to attract investment but also to balance the needs of existing shareholders, ensuring they maintain their stakes without dilution.

This is crucial, as the potential capital raised could soar to R$450 million ($82.5 million), about 45% of Zamp's near R$980 million ($179.82 million) market value.

Existing shareholders get the first dibs on the new shares, a move ensuring loyalty and stability among its investor base.

The upcoming Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on July 26, 2024, will decide the fate of this proposal, with registration closing just two days prior.
A month ago, Zamp announce it will acquire Starbucks' Brazilian operations for R$120 million (about $23 million).

This acquisition marks a significant step for Zamp. It will expand its presence in the Brazilian market.

Currently, Zamp manages Burger King and Popeyes in Brazil. SouthRock, the previous operator of Starbucks in Brazil, filed for judicial recovery late last year.

They managed around 140 Starbucks stores across the country. This situation presented an opportunity for Zamp to step in.

The agreed price of R$120 million could change. Adjustments will depend on the number of stores acquired and inventory levels at the closing date.

This acquisition comes at a crucial time. Starbucks has a strong brand presence in Brazil. Zamp's acquisition ensures the continuity and potential growth of these operations.

With Starbucks' global reputation and Zamp's management expertise, this move could revitalize the coffee chain's presence in Brazil.

The deal also highlights the strategic importance of the Brazilian market for international brands.


The Rio Times

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