Announcement VLA


Telgte, 12 September 2017: Takko Fashion S.à r.l. (“Takko”), a leading European apparel retail group operating about 1,850 stores across 16 countries in Western, Central and Eastern Europe, today announced that it has been informed by its shareholders of a transaction relating to the vendor loan agreement dated 8 February 2011 (the “VLA”):


The VLA is currently between Takko’s indirect holding companies, Salsa Retail Holding Midco S.à r.l. as the borrower (“Midco”), Midco’s direct parent Salsa Retail Holding Topco S.à r.l. as the shareholder, and Advent Vision Two S.à. r.l. as the lender. The VLA is secured by the related pledge agreement dated 8 February 2011 (the “VLA Pledge”) whereby Midco provided security to the VLA lender for Midco’s VLA obligations.

Takko has been informed that Advent Vision Two S.à r.l. as VLA lender has agreed to sell all of its rights and obligations under the VLA and under the VLA Pledge to Salsa Guernsey Acquisition L.P., an affiliate of funds advised by Apax Partners. The transaction is expected to complete in the next few days.


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