Delek Group Ltd. (TASE: DLEKG), controlled by Yitzhak Tshuva, has agreed the sale of 70% of fuel stations company Delek Israel to Lahav LR Real Estate Ltd. (TASE: LAHAV) and Uri Mantzur for NIS 525 million cash. The deal vales Delek Israel at NIS 750 million (after the company’s recent NIS 150 million dividend distribution.
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Lahav LR is controlled by Avraham Levy, formerly CEO of Melisron Ltd. (TASE: MLSR). The proceed of the sale will enable Delek Group to repay the balance of its debt to the banks and to release its 40% holding in energy exploration partnership Delek Drilling from the lien held by its bondholders, to whom Delek Group owes nearly NIS 6 billion.
The current deal comes after several previous deals for the sale of shares in Delek Israel fell through.
Published by Globes, Israel business news – en.globes.co.il – on October 18, 2020
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