DDM Debt strengthens its presence in CEE through two portfolio acquisitions in Croatia

DDM Debt AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: DDM2) announces that it has agreed to acquire a distressed asset portfolio containing secured corporate receivables in Croatia from a leading international bank. The total investment amounts to approximately EUR 21 million. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval.

DDM Debt also announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a distressed asset portfolio containing secured consumer receivables in Croatia from a leading bank in the region. The total investment amounts to approximately EUR 7 million. 

Both acquisitions will be fully financed by cash on hand.

“These investments are in line with our strategy to grow our investments and to expand our presence in 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. The larger portfolio is another milestone transaction for DDM, where we will acquire a sizeable portfolio increasing our exposure to the corporate receivables segment. With these acquisitions we continue to diversify our portfolio of investments, in line with our strategy”, says Gustav Hultgren, CEO of DDM.

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 18:00 CET on 30 June 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 (Nasdaq First North: DDM) is a multinational investor in and manager of distressed assets. Since 2007, the DDM Group has built a successful platform in Central and Eastern Europe, currently managing 2.3 million receivables with a nominal value of over EUR 2 billion.

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DDM Debt AB (publ) (Nasdaq Stockholm: DDM2) is a subsidiary of DDM Holding AG (First North Growth Market: 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 4 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 Growth Market in Stockholm, Sweden, since August 2014.