Safe & Green Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SGBX) (“Safe & Green Holdings” or the “Company”), a leading developer, designer, and fabricator of modular structures announced that it had publicly released on the Company’s website (www.safeandgreenholdings.com) a fairness opinion issued by ValueScope, Inc. on the previously announced spin-off of thirty percent (30%) of its subsidiary, Safe and Green Development Corporation (Safe and Green Development” or “SG Development”).
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The Company tapped advisory firm ValueScope to conduct an independent valuation of the concluded value and fairness, from a financial point of view, of the planned spin-off of SG Development to the Company’s shareholders. The Analysis is based off of available financial information as of September 30, 2022 and limited financial information between September 30, 2022 through the end of this year. Additional information that contributed to the analyses included, but was not limited to, a discounted cash flow analysis based off of financial projections through 2027 and beyond for specific projects, a review of various real estate appraisals relating to the Company’s projects, interviews with key members of the management team, and review of information relating to the company’s intended industry and comparable companies currently operating in the space.
Based on ValueScope’s opinion, the Safe and Green Development has an estimated fair market value of approximately $74.3 million.
In the proposed spin-off the Company’s shareholders will receive 30% of issued equity in Safe and Green Development, with an estimated value of $22.3 million, with Safe & Green Holdings to retain the balance equity value at the parent company level.
In addition, it is intended that in the proposed spin-off, Safe and Green Development’s existing debt’s principal balance to the Company will be repaid in full with no shareholder dilution occurring in the process.
“After receiving this fairness opinion, we are confident say that the intended spin-off is the right course of action for shareholders and all parties involved,” said CEO and Chairman Paul Galvin. “We encourage shareholders to review the fairness opinion report and contact management with any questions moving forward. We could not be more excited for the value that this transaction is expected to create for all shareholders as well as the projects from the record pipeline of Safe and Green Development that will be able to be funded.”
The Company considers the decision of the spin out to be the most effective route to allow Safe and Green Development to operate and execute its independent business strategy while creating maximum value for both companies. The spin out is intended to stabilize the Company’s earnings and expand on the rate of growth in core divisions.
The valuation of Safe and Green Development does not include the Company’s Denison property which will remain within Safe & Green Holdings, and is expected to provide a sizable and valuable investment to be utilized in the future.
Current CEO of Safe & Green Holdings, Paul Galvin, will serve as Executive Chairman of Safe and Green Development’s board of directors. An independent board of directors for Safe and Green Development will be announced.
ValueScope's opinion was addressed to the Company’s Board, was only one of many factors considered by the Board in its evaluation of the proposed spin-off and only addresses the fairness, from a financial point of view, to the Company of the minimum total consideration to be received by the Company’s shareholders for in the proposed spin-off. ValueScope's opinion does not address the merits of the underlying decision by the Company to engage in the proposed spin-off or related transactions or the relative merits of the proposed spin-off as compared to any other transaction or business strategy in which the Company might engage and is not intended to, and does not, constitute a recommendation to any stockholder as to how such stockholder should act with respect to the spin-off or any other transaction or business strategy in which the Company engage.
About Safe & Green Holdings Corp.
Safe & Green Holdings Corp., a leading modular solutions company, operates under core capabilities which include the development, design, and fabrication of modular structures, meeting the demand for safe and green solutions across various industries. The firm supports third party and in-house developers, architects, builders and owners in achieving faster execution, greener construction, and buildings of higher value. Safe and Green Development Corporation is a leading real estate development company. Formed in 2021, the company focuses on the development of sites using purpose built, prefabricated modules built from both wood & steel, sourced from one of Safe & Green Holdings factories and operated by SG Echo. For more information, visit www.safeandgreenholdings.com.
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