Unknown to some, this is the second time Dangote will be selling DFM.
Dangote, in 2012, had sold its majority equity stake to Tiger Brands Limited, South Africa’s largest food company.
However, Tiger Brands was unable to unlock the assets and faced with the dire situation of outright liquidation and bankruptcy, Tiger Brands Limited on December 11, 2015 reached agreement with DIL to resell the troubled flour-milling company to DIL.
This time around, he has sold to Crown Flour Mills, a subsidiary of Olam International Limited.
Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) delisted Dangote Flour Mills (DFM) Plc from its official list, ending the 11 years history of the company as a quoted public limited liability company.
The delisting marked the formal conclusion of the acquisition of DFM by Crown Flour Mills, a subsidiary of Olam International Limited. The reversion of DFM to a private limited liability company and delisting from the NSE were part of the acquisition deal that saw conversion of DFM to a wholly owned subsidiary of Crown Flour Mills.
Shareholders of DFM had approved a N120 billion takeover of the flour-milling company by Olam International Limited. Olam International offered N120 billion for the acquisition of 99.9 per cent equity stake in DFM.