LMP Automotive Holdings Inc.’s board of administrators has unanimously beneficial that shareholders approve a proposed plan to liquidate and dissolve the corporate, whereas the publicly traded auto retailer has agreed to promote what seems to be most of its franchised dealerships.
LMP stated Monday that it has entered into actual property asset gross sales and concession agreements for its Kia dealerships in Port Charlotte, Fla., and Cape Coral, Fla., in addition to Kia and Subaru shops in Mount Hope, W.Va. , a Chevrolet Dealership in Oak Hill, W.Va., and a Buick-GMC retailer in Beckley, W.Va.
It’s unclear whether or not LMP is promoting all six dealerships in a single transaction or in a number of offers. LMP stated closing is anticipated in October.
The retailer stated its board of administrators recommends that the corporate’s shareholders “vote to approve a proposed plan for the liquidation of LMP’s belongings and the dissolution of the corporate” at its subsequent particular assembly of shareholders. LMP didn’t point out when the assembly will happen.
“The board and administration group imagine that, given the diversified nature of our portfolio, pursuing a number of transactions with completely different potential asset consumers or teams of belongings presents one of the best alternative to maximise shareholder worth,” stated CEO Samer. Tawfik in an announcement. “We imagine the liquidation plan will maximize shareholder worth as we proceed to promote our remaining belongings. Administration believes that upon completion of the liquidation plan, we anticipate the corporate to have the ability to distribute between $115 million and $126 million to shareholders. Based mostly on 10.9 million shares excellent, that will point out shareholders will obtain between $10.55 and $11.56 per share.
Shares of LMP closed at $6.73 a share on Friday earlier than leaping 11 p.c to $7.49 on Monday morning. The value had been above $20 a share prior to now 12 months.
The plan to liquidate the corporate marks the most recent twist for LMP, which in early 2021 stated it anticipated to accumulate 80-100 sellers by the tip of 2022.
In February, LMP stated it was exploring strategic options for its enterprise, together with a attainable sale of the corporate. Final month, LMP stated it had employed BofA Securities to assist it take a look at strategic choices for its auto retail enterprise. LMP additionally fired its CFO in July.
LMP stated the liquidation plan will enable the corporate to make “gross sales of its remaining belongings that aren’t at present topic to gross sales agreements and to enter into value-maximizing transactions with out subjecting any of these transactions to the delay and conditionality related to having to hunt and procure shareholders”. approval.”
Final month, LMP stated it signed a deal to promote its Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram retailer in White Plains, NY, which it hopes will herald $15.8 million. That transaction is anticipated to shut in October.
The corporate has not disclosed a sale settlement for the one remaining franchised supplier in its portfolio, a Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac retailer in Greeneville, Tenn., or any of its used-car shops.
LMP has not reported monetary outcomes for the fourth quarter of 2021 or the primary or second quarters of this 12 months and has stated it is going to restate monetary outcomes for the primary three quarters of 2021. The corporate can also be dealing with a possible class motion lawsuit and has filed lawsuits in looking for return of deposits it made for supplier acquisitions it later rescinded.