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Nairobi Business Ventures to Acquire 4 Businesses at Kes 3 Billion

Nairobi Business Ventures (NBV) has announced plans to acquire four businesses in Kenya at a combined cost of Kes 3 billion.

According to a public statement, NBV intends to purchase 100% ownership in Delta Automobile, a leading heavy commercial vehicle maintenance company in Kenya; 100% ownership in Air Direct, an aviation company set to begin operating in Kenya soon; 100% ownership in Aviation Management Solution Limited, a company that owns a hangar and a building close to JKIA; and an 11.33 hectares parcel of land in Machakos County to be used to set up a cement manufacturing facility.

NBV has appointed ABC Capital as the transaction advisor for the deal and MW & Company advocates as the legal advisor.

The NSE listed company was suspended from trading on the exchange in October last year and later reinstated in November after a successful buy out by Dubai-based Delta International FZE at a cost of KSh83 million.

At the time of the buyout, NBV’s new owner revealed plans to venture into cement production, a major shift from the firm’s core business of selling shoes.

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Nairobi Business Ventures joined the Nairobi Securities Exchange in June 2016 under the Growth Enterprise Market Segment(GEMS). At the time, NBV ran the K-Shoe brand, a retailer that imported leather shoes and accessories from China and India and sold them in Kenya.

In its latest financial report, Nairobi Business Ventures recorded a net profit of KSh70,000 for the half-year period that ended on 30th September 2020, a big improvement from the KSh28.3 million net loss posted in the same period a year earlier, according to the un-audited financial report.

Miriam Wangui of The Kenyan Wallstreet contributed to this article