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Groupe SEB today was authorised by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) to acquire a majority interest in SUPOR, a Chinese cookware manufacturer.
Paris Stock Exchange 2;30 p.m. 4 May 2007
“2006 was a positive year for Groupe SEB. First, we met our objectives of sustained organic growth in revenue and improvement in operating margin excluding acquisitions. At the same time, we pursued our acquisitions strategy with one operation completed in the United States and the signature of a major project in China, which is still...
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A fast start to the year
Following the commission meeting held by the CSRC (China Securities Regulatory Commission) on August 2nd 2007, Groupe SEB received the authorisation to complete the first two parts of its acquisition of holdings in SUPOR.
Groupe SEB’s business continued to improve in the first six months of 2007, in a generally expanding small domestic equipment market. At €1,231 million, sales were up 9.8% for the period at current exchange rates.
Groupe SEB today successfully launched its first issue of five-year euro-bonds in a total amount of €300 million. The bonds mature on 3 June 2016 and pay interest at an annual rate of 4.50%.
To prepare for coming changes in the small domestic equipment market and extend its innovation strategy to new technologies and expertise from outside the company, Groupe SEB has created an investment fund – SEB Alliance – with initial capital of €30 million. The fund will serve as a technology watch as well as an investment...