The Agency's acquisition of McGrath rebels delayed yet again

The Agency's acquisition of McGrath rebels delayed yet again
The Agency's acquisition of McGrath rebels delayed yet again

The much anticipated purchase of Top Level Real Estate Pty Ltd by the Perth-based publicly listed The Agency Group Australia has been delayed yet again.

The Agency advised the December 17 settlement would be "slightly delayed."

It claimed it was "due to the time of year and public holidays."

The parties apparently remain committed to completing the transaction, and "are hopeful of doing so prior to year’s end."

It told shareholders that final consents to satisfy all conditions precedent to the acquisition are yet to be finalised.

The company undertook to keep the market updated on the move that would consolidate its east coast status.

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The Agency's acquisition of McGrath rebels delayed yet again

The Agency Group has advised its desired East Coast operations undertaken by Top Level have delivered its best month to date for FY2019.

For November 2018, The Agency (East Coast) reported Gross Commission Income (GCI) of A$2.4 million for the month.

The sales included Bellevue Hill’s Rona estate which sold for $58 million in conjunction with L&S in an Australian record for a non-waterfront property.

The Agency (WA) and Sell Lease Property now have over 4% market share in WA, compared to the market leader which has 9% market share.
 
The Agency also experienced strong results in November 2018 reporting GCI of $1.2 million and 126 properties sold across the combined group (The Agency and Sell Lease Property) in WA.

The Agency (WA) reported 65 sales worth $33.2 million with GCI of $655,595.30 while SLP reported 61 sales worth $28.8 million with GCI of $556,000 for November 2018.

It was December two years ago when McGrath Limited has lost its head of sales, Matt Lahood.

Lahood had been with the McGrath business since 1997. He was director of sales for 12 years.

It was September when The Agency reportedly secured the funds to secure Top Level Real Estate, run by the east coast McGrath rebel agents.

It is via a complicated $8.4 million share placement, along with $5 million of Top Level debt to be converted into shares at $0.01 per share.

The extensive documentation advised total debts of Top Level currently sit at $26,993,812, and immediately following the deal will be $18,760,100.

It's less than the simple outright $10 million capital raising being sought to fund the purchase, which they continually delayed.

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