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By the numbers: Couche-Tarde's Statoil deal Add to ...

Here’s a snapshot of Statoil Fuel and Retail , the convenience store and gasoline retail chain that Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is buying for $2.8-billion (U.S.).

Number of stations: 2,300, plus 85 airports supplied with fuel

Sites visited by Couche-Tard before buying: More than 200

Employees: 18,500

Fuel sold per year: More than 8-billion litres

Sales: $12.8-billion

Profit: 2011 Ebitda 3.04 billion kronor (or $526-million U.S.), down 18 per cent from 2010

Acquisition premium: 52.5 per cent

Price metrics: Enterprise value is seven times Ebitda

Loans required: 3-year $3.2-billion (U.S.) acquisition credit facility

Main lenders: National Bank Financial, UBS, Rabobank, Scotiabank, HSBC and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi,

Financial advisers to Couche-Tard: Same as above, as well as Barclays Capital.

Legal advisers to Couche-Tard: Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Haavind and Eversheds LLP.

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