Skydive the Beach to snap up chopper business for $19.6m

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by Jessica Amir

Skydive the Beach (ASX:SKB) is acquiring 100 per cent of GBR Helicopters for a maximum price of $19.6 million.

The acquisition will be funded by its $20 million institutional placement, completed yesterday.

The chopper firm will be accretive to its earnings on yearly basis, and enhance its leading position in the adventure tourism space.

As part of the deal, it will also snap up the businesses fleet of 22 helicopters, while also paying down its debt.

The agreement will be completed on the 1 November. 

Shares in Skydive the Beach (ASX:SKB) are trading 9.15 per cent to 78 cents.


Jessica Amir

Finance News Network
Jessica joined FNN in January 2017 with a passion for equities and funds management. As Head of News, she has been a broadcast journalist for over seven years, specialising in finance. She was a journalist with Sky News Business, ABC 1, ABC's The Business and ABC24. She’s also worked as a TV reporter for Prime 7 and WIN News. Jessica has worked as a financial planner and real estate agent.