DOUGLAS GMBH: DOUGLAS GMBH ANNOUNCES SYNDICATION OF €75 MILLION INCREMENTAL TERM LOAN B COMMITMENTS
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Düsseldorf, 18 February 2022. Douglas GmbH (the "Company") announces that it has successfully syndicated incremental term loan B commitments in the amount of €75 million (the "Incremental Term Loan B Commitments"). The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Incremental Term Loan B Commitments to refinance indebtedness incurred by the Douglas group in connection with the Company’s previously announced acquisition of Dutch online pharmacy Disapo.de Apotheke B.V. and future investments in the business of the Douglas group.
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DOUGLAS is the leading premium beauty group in Europe. Offering more than 160,000 beauty and lifestyle products in online shops, the beauty marketplace and around 2,000 stores, DOUGLAS inspires customers to live their own kind of beauty by offering a previously unparalleled assortment. The continued expansion of the fast-growing e-commerce business is the focus of the #FORWARDBEAUTY.DigitalFirst strategy programme. In fiscal year 2020/21, DOUGLAS generated sales of 3.1 billion euros in the areas of perfumery, decorative cosmetics, skin and hair care as well as nutritional supplements, health and accessories.
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