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19/05/2020

G4S completes sale of cash business to Brinks

London, UK

The G4S Group has sold the majority of its conventional cash businesses for an enterprise value of £727 million.

G4S has now confirmed the completion and receipt of approximately 71% of the proceeds anticipated from the sale of its conventional cash businesses to The Brink’s Company that was announced on 26 February 2020.

Under the agreement with Brink’s, the Group has sold the majority of its conventional cash businesses for an enterprise value of £727 million, with expected net cash proceeds of approximately £670 million. The substantial majority of the remaining completions are scheduled to occur during 2020.

The sale of the majority of the conventional cash businesses greatly enhances the Group’s strategic, commercial and operational focus and strengthens further its financial position.

As reported in the company's 2019 annual results, as at 31 December 2019 the Group had substantial liquid resources of £1.3 billion comprising cash, cash equivalents and bank overdrafts of £0.5 billion and committed, unutilised credit facilities of £0.8 billion. The Group had gross outstanding bank loans and loan notes of £2.3 billion as at 31 December 2019 of which only £56 million is scheduled for repayment in 2020.


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