Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, is merging two of his companies

  • Dangote Sugar Company (DSC) and the Savannah Sugar Company Limited (SSCL) to merge into one entity.
  • The Scheme will involve the transfer of all assets, liability, and undertakings of Savannah Sugar Company Limited to Dangote Sugar Refinery.
  • Savannah Sugar is currently a private entity with a milling capacity to produce 50,000 tonnes of sugar per annum.

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, is merging his two firms - the Dangote Sugar Company (DSC) and the Savannah Sugar Company Limited (SSCL) - into one entity.

According to the Merger Scheme, the publicly traded Dangote Sugar Refinery will emerge as the surviving entity when the merger process is completed.

Chioma Madubuko, Dangote Sugar secretary, in a corporate disclosure on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, says the transaction will be subject to the receipt of the approval of shareholders of the two companies.

This is to inform the investing public that the Board of Directors of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc has recommended a business combination via a scheme of external restructuring which will culminate in the merger of DSR and its subsidiary, SSCL, a private limited liability company engaged on sugar cane farming and sugar milling.

“It is expected that the Scheme will involve the transfer of all assets, liability, and undertakings of Savannah Sugar Company Limited to Dangote Sugar Refinery and the cancellation of the entire issued share capital of SSCL with DSR emerging as the surviving entity," the company said.

Located in Adamawa, Northeastern Nigeria, Savannah Sugar is a private entity currently being run by Aliko Dangote with a milling capacity of 50,000 tonnes of sugar per annum. The company said it produces refined sugar from just 6,750 hectares of sugar cane cultivated on sugarcane fields.

Dangote Sugar stock is currently trading at N10.35 per share. Last week, the company posted a profit after tax of N14.7 billion in Q3, supported by the current closure of the Nigeria-Benin border.

Since the beginning of 2019, Dangote Sugar stock has lost more than 30% in share price value. With this merger scheme scaling through, the stock value of Dangote Sugar shareholders may see a jump from its present value.

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