SG Fleet and LeasePlan to combine in Australia and New Zealand

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LeasePlan Corporation, one of the world’s leading Car-as-a-Service companies, and SG Fleet, a provider of integrated mobility services, today announce that they have signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) via which LeasePlan Corporation will divest 100% of its shares in LeasePlan Australia Ltd and LeasePlan New Zealand Ltd to SG Fleet.
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As part of the transaction, LeasePlan Corporation will receive a combination of cash and shares in ASX-listed SG Fleet Group Ltd and create an international alliance to service LeasePlan Corporation’s clients in the region after completion of the acquisition.

By joining forces with one of the region’s most competitive Car-as-a-Service companies, LeasePlan’s Australian and New Zealand operations will be best positioned to serve their growing customer base and compete for local market growth opportunities.

For SG Fleet, the acquisition will create a AUD $2.5 billion company offering a highly compelling fleet management and leasing offering across Australia and New Zealand, with a combined 250,000 vehicles under management.

With the announcement of our international alliance with SG Fleet, the combined business will be well positioned to serve its growing customer base and thrive in the Australian and New Zealand markets. In addition, LeasePlan Corporation will be able to place greater focus on leading the subscription megatrend and delivering accelerated profitable growth in its core markets. We are very proud of the businesses we have built-up in Australia and New Zealand, and wish our colleagues every success as part of SG Fleet.

Tex GunningCEO of LeasePlan Corporation

This is a transformational acquisition for SG Fleet and will enable us to realise a number of our stated strategic objectives. LeasePlan Australia/New Zealand is a very complementary business to SG Fleet, in terms of business activities, customer profile, product quality and service culture. This creates the ability to add scale across operations, and funding and procurement activities. The resulting efficiencies will allow us to deliver a very compelling offering to existing and prospective customers.

Robbie Blau CEO of SG Fleet

The transaction is expected to close around mid-year, subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Notes to editors

  • LeasePlan Corporation will hold a 13.0% stake in ASX-listed SG Fleet Group Ltd post-closing of the transaction
  • Australia and New Zealand represent approximately 4.0% of LeasePlan Corporation’s global funded fleet and 4.0% of LeasePlan Corporation’s total 2020 revenues
Published at 31 March 2021

31 March 2021
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