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SLK, SEALINK TRAVEL GROUP
nipper
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SeaLink warned that sales for its Captain Cook tourist cruises on Sydney Harbour had been hit hard by the ban on Chinese tourists. This follows a weak finish to 2019 for the ferry operator as the fires and smoke around Sydney hurt total visitor numbers.

And the new Bruni Island ferry is too big for Kettering wharf. Specs 101 and they got it wrong.



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FIRB CONDITION SATISFIED FOR PROPOSED ACQUISITION
OF TRANSIT SYSTEMS GROUP

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SeaLink Travel Group Limited (SeaLink) (ASX:SLK) confirms satisfaction of the FIRB Approval
condition contained in the Securities Sale Agreements for the acquisition of Transit Systems Group.
On 8 October 2019 SeaLink announced that it had entered into binding agreements (‘Securities Sale
Agreements’) subject to certain conditions precedent to acquire 100% of Transit Systems Pty Ltd,
Tower Transit Group Ltd and their broader group of entities (including trusts) (together the ‘Transit
Systems Group’). Part of the agreed consideration for the proposed acquisition includes SeaLink
issuing 72,869,945 SeaLink shares to nineteen vendors (‘Scrip Vendors’) (representing approximately
33.4% of the total SeaLink shares on issue immediately following completion of the transaction).

SeaLink advises that Transit Systems Group has provided written confirmation from the Foreign
Investment Review Board (FIRB) that the Australian Government has no objection under the Foreign
Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth) (FIRB Approval) to acquisition by Scrip Vendors who are
foreign persons of up to 45% of the issued capital of SeaLink.

Completion of the proposed acquisition remains subject to certain customary conditions including
approval of SeaLink’s shareholders at the upcoming general meeting to be held at 9.30am Adelaide
time on Wednesday 18 December 2019. Details of the proposed acquisition, resolutions and other
information related to the proposed general meeting, together with instructions for voting, have been
previously announced and sent to SeaLink shareholders.

The Directors of SeaLink recommend that shareholders vote in favour of the proposed acquisition, in
the absence of a superior proposal and subject to the Independent Expert continuing to conclude that
the proposed acquisition is fair and reasonable (or not fair but reasonable) to SeaLink shareholders
who are not associated with the Scrip Vendors.

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In Reply To: blacksheep's post @ Oct 16 2019, 08:14 PM

I think this evolution is a natural development, to scale up and hopefully counter the TransDev and Keolis type organisations. Macquarie is doing similar, acquiring outer suburban and country bus routes. As to the wasteland that is rail = too hard basket

Mostly, the consolidations stem from state governments abdicating their responsibilities (too hard with entrenched unions to reform sensibly). Most public transport only recoups a fraction of the cost, on a passenger per Km basis; the least worst outcome is to try and control the hemorrhaging.




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In Reply To: blacksheep's post @ Oct 10 2019, 10:42 AM

Updated chart below

extract from - Sealink Travel Boards The Transit Systems Bus
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The acquisition of Transit Systems Group is expected to transform Sealink Travel into a major operator of metropolitan bus services.

-Sealink Travel likely to be re-rated post acquisition
-Significant portion of revenue now subject to long-term contracts
-Sealink Travel now more an infrastructure management business


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Risks

Notable risks, Ord Minnett suggests, include exposure to the variability in passenger numbers on several of the routes the company services. Sealink Travel is also a sole operator on a number of key routes and there is a risk that competition emerges.

A significant portion of revenue will be subject to long-term contracts and there is a risk that one or a number of these could be lost, which may have an adverse impact on earnings.

Ord Minnett notes around one third of the Transit Systems contracts are due for renewal in the next 12 months, and the company has already been informed it will likely lose the London contract, although brokers expect this is unlikely to be material to earnings. The company asserts it can more than compensate for the loss of the London contract by winning a new route to service the Joondalup region in Western Australia.


Broker ratings/targets - FWIW

Ord Minnett BUY $5.85
Taylor Collison OUTPERFORM $4.50
Baillie BUY $5.20

Read more - https://www.fnarena.com/index.php/2019/10/1...it-systems-bus/



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10 October 2019

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UPDATE SEALINK INVESTOR PRESENTATION – TRANSIT SYSTEMS WA CONTRACTS
SeaLink Travel Group Limited (ASX:SLK) (SeaLink) notes that the Transit Systems Group currently
holds contracts to operate the Claremont (Perth, WA) and Marmion (Perth, WA) bus services. Those
contracts are due to expire in January 2020 and the Transit Systems Group has been in negotiations
with the Western Australian Government and associated transport authorities as preferred tenderer for
those contract areas.

SeaLink has today been advised that the Transit Systems Group has been successfully awarded
binding contracts to continue to operate the Claremont (Perth, WA) and Marmion (Perth, WA) bus
services for 10 years commencing in January 2020 and expiring in January 2030.

Further SeaLink has today been advised that the Transit Systems Group was awarded a binding
contract to operate a new contract for Joondalup (Perth, WA) bus services for 10 years commencing in
January 2020 and expiring in January 2030




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SP up 18.16% - currently $4.62/share - could be retail investors getting onto the register to qualify for entitlement offer. Massive gap created

SEALINK SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES THE INSTITUTIONAL ENTITLEMENT OFFER AND PLACEMENT
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SeaLink Travel Group Limited (ASX:SLK) (SeaLink) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the fully
underwritten institutional placement and the institutional component of the 1 for 4 pro rata accelerated nonrenounceable entitlement offer (Entitlement Offer) of new fully paid SeaLink ordinary shares (New Shares) at an
offer price of A$3.50 per New Share.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS
• The institutional placement (Placement) will, on settlement, raise gross proceeds of approximately A$65 million
• The institutional component of the Entitlement Offer (Institutional Entitlement Offer) will, on settlement,raise gross proceeds of approximately $43 million
• Strong support shown by both existing and new institutional shareholders
• Retail component of the Entitlement Offer (Retail Entitlement Offer), which is expected to raise approximately A$46 million, opens on Tuesday, 15 October 2019

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My thoughts exactly - reverse T/O for Transit Systems Group - an easy way onto the ASX. Remember also they divested their marine business to SLK back in 2015. More like coming back home biggrin.gif

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“The Board of Directors of SeaLink believe that Clint is uniquely positioned to lead the combined SeaLink and
Transit Systems Group business. Clint has worked with Transit Systems Group for 10 years and throughout this
time has acquired significant experience in managing a large passenger transport business delivering reliable and
safe services to large-scale government contracts. Clint also has an extensive background in marine transport
operations having built Transit Systems Group’s marine operations into Australia’s largest private operator of
passenger and vehicle ferries before divesting the business to SeaLink in 2015
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they probably will change name. SLK market cap of $400mill with Transit backing in with $635mill ! Reverse TO

Also new CEO will be from Transit. ... I would assume considerable degree of complexity in running Transit (despite long running Govt contracts)

other synergy I see .... Sydney Harbour tourism -> the SLK fleet and shuffling passengers around



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Might have to have a name change? Transit Systems Group would be more appropriate

SEALINK ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC ACQUISITION OF TRANSIT SYSTEMS GROUP AND LAUNCHES CAPITAL RAISING
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 SeaLink to acquire 100% of Transit Systems Group for an enterprise value of A$635 million plus an earnout component of up to A$63 million
 Strategically compelling acquisition creating a leading Australian multi-modal transport provider, with
established international operations in Singapore and United Kingdom
 Transit Systems Group is a highly scalable operating platform, with a strong track record of contract wins
and renewals and an experienced management team operating typically long-term, low-risk, CPI indexed
government service contracts
 Proposed transaction expected to be over 20% EPS accretive to SeaLink shareholders,1 pre-synergies and
before transaction and implementation costs
 Attractive acquisition multiple of 8.2x EV / FY19A pro forma normalised EBITDA pre-synergies2 or 7.8x
including net synergies of ~A$4.0 – 4.6 million3
 Pro forma net debt / FY19A normalised EBITDA of 2.5x4 expected prior to completion adjustments, mediumterm net debt / LTM EBITDA target of <2.0x4
 Current Transit Systems Group CEO, Clint Feuerherdt, to replace Jeff Ellison as SeaLink CEO




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ASX-listed cruises and ferries operator SeaLink Travel Group is set to unveil a company-changing acquisition to broaden its portfolio and will ask investors to help fund the deal.

It is understood SeaLink is set to acquire Transit Systems, which is a family-owned bus company. It is expected to acquire the whole business, while the vendor will take a signifcant stake in SeaLink.

SeaLink is expected to seek to raise $150 million in a placement via Macquarie Capital, Ord Minnett and Taylor Collison to help fund the acquisition. The transaction is expected to be worth more than $300 million.

It comes as SeaLink has flagged its intention to expand its passenger transport operations to "create a multi-modal provider of transport".

Transit Systems has operations across the country including a metropolitan bus networks in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. Among its operations, Transit Systems operates about 70 per cent of the passenger bus services in Adelaide for local commuters, after most routes were privatised in 2000

capital hungry. And on the Gov drip



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"If I had even the slightest grasp upon my own faculties, I would not make essays, I would make decisions." ― Michel de Montaigne
 
 


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