YouGov plc (AIM:YOU) agreed to acquire Consumer Panel Business of GfK SE for approximately ?320 million on July 6, 2023. Consideration will be paid in cash. YouGov will fund the acquisition through an equity placing of new ordinary shares expected to raise gross proceeds of approximately ?64 million (£55 million) and remainder of the cash consideration financed by a fully committed bridge debt facility and existing cash on balance sheet. As on October 2, 2023 YouGov, is pleased to announce that it has agreed a term and revolving credit facility of up to ?280 million. The facility is comprised of a ?240 million amortising term loan with a tenor of four years and a ?40 million Revolving Credit Facility with a tenor of three years with an option to extend. This Facility replaces the Group's existing £20 million RCF and the Acquisition bridge debt facility, both of which were undrawn and have been cancelled. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. For period ended March 31, 2023, reported gross assets of ?53 million. The transaction is expected to complete in the second half of 2023. Laurence Hopkins, Dominique Cahu and Conrad Griffin of Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and Nick Westlake and Iqra Amin of Numis Securities Limited acted as financial advisor to YouGov plc. Evercore GmbH acted as financial advisor to GfK SE. Maximilian Lang, Zurab Simonishvili, Alexandra Doytchinova, Ivan Einwalter, Vladimír Cí?ek, Kinga Hetényi, Pawel Halwa, Madalina Neagu, Luka Lopicic, Sona Hekelová and Tatiana Iurkovska of Schönherr acted as legal advisors to GfK SE. Martin Schulz and Bastiaan Kout of Jones Day acted as legal advisor to GfK SE. Andrew Davies of DLA Piper Group acted as legal advisor to YouGov plc. Richard Åkerman, Astrid Trolle Adams, Jenny Lundberg from Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd acted as legal advisors to GfK SE. Diana Dimova, Adam Hodon, Aleksa Bosnjovic, Annamaria Csenterics, Áron Barta, Daniela Mayer, Debora Dineva, Dominika Bajzáthová, Edin Karaka?, Gabriela Ivanova, Gábor Gelencsér, Ihor Kitela, Luká? A. Mrázik, Matú? Kocí?ek, Milan Samardzic, Olena Kuchynska, Olga ?ipka, Petar Kojdic from Kinstellar acted as legal advisors to YouGov plc (AIM:YOU)

YouGov plc (AIM:YOU) completed the acquisition of Consumer Panel Business of GfK SE on January 9, 2024.