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Village Roadshow in Takeover Talks with BGH amid COVID-19

  • May 18, 2020 12:47 PM AEST
  • Team Kalkine

Village Roadshow Limited (ASX:VRL) announced that BGH Capital has reduced its takeover offer by 40%, offering $2.4 per share from its earlier offer of $4 in 2019. BGH’s acquisition proposal is subject to standard due diligence and VRL will spend 4 weeks to complete it with BGH. However, VRL warned that there was no certainty that the proposal will lead to a transaction.

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VRL has taken measures to protect from COVID-19 which include:

  • maintaining capital and liquidity
  • participating in the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper arrangements to support employment for its employees
  • delaying large capital expenditure projects post COVID-19 in Cinema Exhibition

VRL doesn’t expect its business to generate positive returns during the ramp up phase to reopen.


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