Squeeze-out request submitted to GfK
Following the completion of the takeover offer, Acceleratio and GfK Verein held more than 75 percent of the shares of GfK SE. In addition, Acceleratio together with affiliates acquired about 20.9 percent of GfK’s shares off-market, and the shares of GfK Verein were consolidated in Acceleratio. Now, Acceleratio Capital N.V. holds 96.7 percent of the shares of GfK SE and has therefore become the majority shareholder of GfK SE according to section 327a para. 1 sentence 1 of the German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz).
Details regarding the appropriate cash compensation for the remaining shareholders (minority shareholders) will be determined at a later time by conducting a company valuation. The date of the general assembly of GfK SE, which shall decide on the squeeze-out, will be announced in due course.
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