eBay (EBAY) Sells Portion of Adevinta Stake for $2.25B to Permira

July 14, 2021 4:59 AM EDT

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eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) announced that it has reached an agreement with Permira to sell approximately 125 million shares of its stake in Adevinta for an estimated total consideration of $2.25 billion1. The price represents an approximate 7% discount to the 10-day volume weighted average price (VWAP) of Adevinta shares as of July 12, and a 5% discount to the 30-day VWAP as of July 12.

The transaction is expected to close in Q4 2021, once regulatory approvals are secured, and will reduce eBay's ownership stake in Adevinta from 44% to 34%. In addition, eBay has granted Permira a 30-day option to purchase approximately 10 million additional shares at the same price representing an additional $180 million in consideration2. If Permira exercises the option, eBay's ownership in Adevinta will reduce to 33%.

Under its recent agreement with Austrian regulators, eBay committed to reduce its ownership in Adevinta to 33% to secure approval for the eBay Classifieds Group and Adevinta transaction. The transaction announced today with Permira provides a clear path to satisfying this commitment, while delivering value to eBay shareholders and introducing an experienced, world-class growth investor to Adevinta's shareholder base.



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