DDM Debt continues its expansion and enters Serbia

DDM Debt AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: DDM2) announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a distressed asset portfolio containing secured and unsecured SME receivables in Serbia from a leading bank in the region. The gross collection value of the portfolio amounts to approximately EUR 15 million.

The acquisition is financed by cash on hand.

Andreas Tuczka, CEO of DDM, commented “This investment is in line with our strategy to continue to grow and diversify our portfolio of investments, and to expand our presence in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe. Following significant due diligence work, we are entering a new market which has strong potential for future growth, and where we have established relationships with experienced collection partners.”

This is information which DDM Debt AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 08:00 CET on 28 November 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Mats Hedberg, Investor Relations Manager
Mail: investor@ddm-group.ch | Tel: +46 70 730 81 27

DDM Debt AB (publ) (Nasdaq Stockholm: DDM2) is a wholly owned subsidiary of DDM Holding AG. DDM Holding AG (First North: DDM) is a multinational investor in and manager of distressed assets. Since 2007, the DDM Group has built a successful platform in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe, currently managing 2.3 million receivables with a nominal value of over EUR 3.5 billion.

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DDM Debt AB (publ) (Nasdaq Stockholm: DDM2) is a subsidiary of DDM Holding AG (First North: DDM) a multinational investor in and manager of distressed assets, offering the prospect of attractive returns from the expanding Southern, Central and Eastern Europe market. Since 2007, the DDM Group has built a successful platform in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe, and has acquired 2.3 million receivables with a nominal value of over EUR 3.5 billion. For sellers (banks and financial institutions), management of portfolios of distressed assets is a sensitive issue as it concerns the relationship with their customers. For these sellers, it is therefore critical that the acquirer handles the underlying individual debtors professionally, ethically and with respect. DDM has longstanding relations with sellers of distressed assets, based on trust and the Company’s status as a credible acquirer. The banking sector in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe is subject to increasingly stricter capital ratio requirements resulting in distressed assets being more expensive for banks to keep on their balance sheets. As a result, banks are increasingly looking to divest portfolios of distressed and other non-core assets. DDM Holding AG, the Parent Company, is a company incorporated and domiciled in Baar, Switzerland and listed on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm, Sweden, since August 2014.