Najafi Companies Complete Acquisition Of North American Assets And Business Of Cinram
TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Cinram International Income Fund (TSX: CRW.UN) (together with its subsidiaries, the "Fund") announced today that it has completed the sale of substantially all of the Fund's assets and businesses in the United States and Canada to newly formed affiliate of Najafi Companies ("Najafi").
Under the transaction, Najafi purchased substantially all of the assets used in the Fund's core businesses of the manufacture of pre-recorded multimedia products and the provision of related logistics services, digital media solutions and outsourced vendor management inventory services in North America. The Fund expects to complete the previously announced sale of substantially all of its European assets and businesses to affiliates of Najafi in the fourth quarter. The new organization will continue to be known and conduct business as "Cinram."
"We are extremely excited about our investment in Cinram. With the closing of this acquisition now complete, we look forward to working with Cinram's loyal suppliers, management team and employees to continue to offer Cinram's innovative and industry-leading services and products to its broad and impressive customer base," said Jahm Najafi, CEO, Najafi Companies.
Steve Brown, the CEO of Cinram, commented that "the closing of this transaction represents a very significant milestone for Cinram. The improved financial position of the new company, along with the experience and expertise of Mr. Najafi and his team, will provide management with an opportunity to grow in the marketplace, expanding its product and service offerings and focus on ensuring the best outcome for the business and its stakeholders, including its customers, suppliers and employees."The Fund has retained ownership of certain assets, including the assets used in the Fund's telecommunications products logistics services and certain real estate assets.
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