By Paul Ajayi
Ketron Investment Limited, a Nigerian company owned by a group of institutional investors led by Persianas Investment Limited has completed the acquisition of Shoprite Nigeria’s assets following approval from the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC).
This development was announced in a statement released on Tuesday by the Chairman, Ketron Investment Limited, Tayo Amusan.
“We are thrilled to complete the acquisition of Shoprite, ensuring the continued operations of one of the biggest retail success stories in Nigeria. We look forward to building an even stronger company following our acquisition and are excited about the greater impact we will achieve to the benefit of our customers and other stakeholders now and well into the future,” the Chairman said.
The statement revealed that advisers on the acquisition included KPMG, MBO Capital Management Limited and Banwo & Ighodalo.
Ketron Chair, Amusan, added that Ketron’s vision is to “create fundamental change for the better within Nigeria,” adding that the company will bring to bear its knowledge of the ever-evolving Nigerian retail marketplace.