Tdr Capital

We are pleased to announce that TDR Capital has agreed to acquire Zuber Issa’s shares in ASDA and will become the majority shareholder with 67.5% ownership. The transaction is expected to complete in Q3 2024.

TDR Capital invested in Asda alongside the Issa brothers, and together they took majority ownership of the business in June 2021. Since then, together with the other shareholders, TDR has supported Asda to accelerate its strategy, with a particular focus on delivering low prices to customers and expanding into the fast-growing convenience retail segment.

Gary Lindsay and Tom Mitchell, Managing Partners of TDR Capital, said: “We first invested into Asda over three years ago, seeing a huge opportunity to cement its position as one of the UK’s leading retail brands.”

“By combining our investment and sector expertise with Asda’s heritage of delivering value for customers, we have already made significant progress in transforming Asda. We have added a scale convenience business, grown Asda’s store footprint from 623 to 1,200 stores and food-to-go sites, and launched a hugely successful loyalty app, which now has six million active customers, accounting for around half of total sales. We remain focused on investing in Asda’s stores and online, as well as its colleagues through the highest pay in the traditional supermarket sector, to drive sustainable, long-term growth.”

“As majority owners, we will continue to work closely with the Asda management team and colleagues across the business to support its growth strategy, which we believe is the right one to continue to move Asda forward.”

Learn more about our investment in ASDA.

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