- Apr 1, 2016
Alior Bank signs an agreement to acquire the core business of Bank BPH
On 31 March Alior Bank concluded with GE Capital group an agreement regarding the purchase of the demerged part of Bank BPH. The transaction excludes the mortgage loan portfolio (in CHF, other currencies and Polish złoty) as well as BPH TFI. The acquisition of the demerged part of Bank BPH is in line with the development strategy of Alior Bank and will be an important step in the consolidation of the banking sector.
As of 30 September 2015, Tier 1 ratio of Core Bank BPH amounted to 13.25% and the estimated tangible equity was PLN 1.6bn.
The purchase price for 87.23% GE owned interest in the Core Bank BPH amounts to PLN1,225m (subject to adjustments) while 100% interest in Core Bank BPH is valued at PLN1,532m. It implies a P/TBV multiple of 0.93.
Prior to completion of the transaction Bank BPH will continue to implement its Remedy Plan. Its costs will be financed by the provisions of Bank BPH which will amount to PLN212m. Additionally, Alior Bank is protected from risks identified during the due diligence process, due to provisions amounting to PLN123m in total.
The implementation of the Remedy Plan will result in PLN160m of annual pre-tax synergies.
"Signing of the agreement to acquire the Bank BPH’s core business confirms earlier announcements that Alior Bank will actively participate in the consolidation of the banking sector. Thanks to the transaction the Bank will acquire an attractive and complementary to its business part of Bank BPH. The merger of the two banks will enable the achievement of significant synergies, as well as a further increase in efficiency", says Wojciech Sobieraj, Chief Executive Officer of Alior Bank.
The execution of the agreement is consistent with presented many times and consistently pursued by the Management Board of Alior Bank development strategy, based on a dynamic organic growth and acquisitions, coupled with achievement of the highest levels of return on equity. As a result of the transaction the combined bank will strengthen its position on the consolidating market. The number of customers will grow to 3.3 million. The deposit base of Alior Bank will increase by more than 1/3 (PLN12bn), while the portfolio of high-margin net loans by 1/4 (PLN8.5bn). Upon the merger Alior Bank assets will reach c. PLN60bn, which will place Alior Bank at 9th position in the banking sector. The experience of both banks’ employees will form a solid basis for the development of innovative products and service offering and further increase efficiency.
Alior Bank expects to benefit from pre-tax annual synergies of c. PLN300m, before including PLN160m of synergies resulting from the implementation of the Remedy Plan. The full run-rate synergies are envisaged to be achieved in 2019. One-off integration costs to deliver the planned synergies will be incurred until end of 2018, of which the majority will be incurred in 2017.
Acquisition of the Core Bank BPH will be financed by Alior Bank through an issue of new ordinary shares with pre-emptive rights for existing shareholders. PZU has committed to subscribe to its pro rata share in the offering. Enhanced capital position will allow the combined bank to maintain capitalization levels exceeding 10,75% CET1 ratio and 13,75% CAR.
The transaction is subject to fulfillment of conditions precedent, including consent of the relevant antimonopoly authority and approvals and clearances of the PFSA. Transaction closing is foreseen till the end of 2016.
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