Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Renaissance shareholders sign off on Yoobee sale

Renaissance shareholders sign off on Yoobee sale

Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - Shareholdings in Renaissance Corp have given the green light to sell its Yoobee School of Design, leaving an ailing retail unit on the company’s hands.

At a special meeting in Auckland today, investors approved the sale of Yoobee to Academic Colleges Group for a net $13.3 million, with a potential earn-out of up to $1 million based on 2014 earnings. Independent adviser KordaMentha considered the deal fair to the company’s shareholders.

The proceeds will go towards repaying debt, and would leave cash reserves of about $7 million, most of which will be held to distribute to shareholders on the resolution of its retail issues.

Chairman Colin Giffney told shareholders the board would prefer to fix the retail unit before returning cash from the sale.

“Yet another party is looking at acquiring the retail operations. That would be the best outcome,” Giffney said. “One fallback position would be to multi-vend product. We do not believe we can turn the retail operations to profit as a public listed company.”

Renaissance shares rose 0.5 cents, or 4.2 percent, to 12.5 cents in trading today, valuing the company at $5.45 million.

(BusinessDesk)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Interest Rates: Wheeler Hikes OCR To 3% On Inflationary Pressures, Eyes Kiwi

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler lifted the official cash rate for the second time in as many months, saying non-tradable inflationary pressures were "becoming apparent" in an economy that’s picking up pace and he's watching the impact of a strong kiwi dollar on import prices. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Equity Crowd Funding Carries Risks, High Failure Rate

Equity crowd funding, which became legal in New Zealand this month, comes with a high risk of failure based on figures showing existing forays into social capital have a success rate of less than 50 percent, one new entrant says. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Migration Rises To 11-Year High In March

The country gained a seasonally adjusted 3,800 net new migrants in March, the most since February 2003, said Statistics New Zealand. A net 400 people left for Australia in March, down from 600 in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures. More>>

ALSO:

Hugh Pavletich: New Zealand’s Bubble Economy Is Vulnerable

The recent Forbes e-edition article by Jesse Colombo assesses the New Zealand economy “ 12 Reasons Why New Zealand's Economic Bubble Will End In Disaster ”, seems to have created quite a stir, creating extensive media coverage in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Thursday Market Close: Genesis Debut Sparks Energy Rally

New Zealand stock rose after shares in the partially privatised Genesis Energy soared as much as 18 percent in its debut listing on the NZX, buoying other listed energy companies in the process. Meridian Energy, MightyRiverPower, Contact Energy and TrustPower paced gains. More>>

ALSO:

Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news