VEON Ltd. a global digital operator that provides mobile connectivity and services, announces that it has completed an agreement for the sale of “VEON Georgia LLC”, VEON’s operating subsidiary in Georgia, to VEON’s former local partner.
The sale of our Georgian operations is in line with VEON’s long held ambition to simplify the Group’s structure. The transaction value of USD 45 million equates to a 3.5x 2021 EBITDA multiple (pre-IFRS16).
Veon Group CEO Kaan Terzioglu said: “After a period of ongoing negotiations, we have successfully concluded an agreement for the sale of our operating subsidiary in Georgia to our former local partner. This transaction is another step towards streamlining our group operations. Beeline Georgia is a leader in terms of 4G penetration and digital services, thanks to its successful execution of VEON`s digital operator strategy. Company management and the new Georgian shareholder are committed to continue developing the success of the company and to support the digital transformation of the country.”