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Afya announces acquisition of UniRedentor for R$225M

Afya Limited announced the acquisition, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Afya Participacoes S.A., of 100% of the total share capital of UniRedentor - Sociedade Universitaria Redentor, or UniRedentor. The transaction is subject to antitrust regulatory approval. UniRedentor is a non-profit post-secondary education institution with governmental authorization to offer on-campus, undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Rio de Janeiro. UniRedentor also offers other health-related undergraduate degrees and graduation programs in medicine and health. In 2018, UniRedentor's gross revenue totaled R$108M and more than 70% came from health-related programs. The aggregate purchase price was R$225M, of which: R$125M will be paid in cash as of the closing date, and R$20M is payable in five equal installments through June 2024, adjusted by the CDI rate. to The acquisition will contribute 112 medical school seats to Afya, increasing Afya's total medical school seats to 1,684 and will fortify Afya's presence in medical graduation courses.

AFYA Afya
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BOFA
08/13/19
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Target $29
BOFA
Buy
Afya initiated with a Buy at BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill analyst Pedro Mariani initiated Afya with a Buy rating and a price target of $29, saying the stock offers a "winning combination" of "solid and predictable" top-line growth at 13% per year over the past 10 years and a high exposure to a high-quality niche of students. The analyst adds that the value proposition of Afya is further strengthened by its alternative solutions offerings, such as Medcel and IPEMED.
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INITIATION
Target $29.2
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Afya initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Javier Martinez de Olcoz Cerdan initiated Afya with an Overweight rating and $29.20 price target, calling the company the leading medical education group in Brazil. Afya's competitive advantages, including its medical focus, scale and tech, position it well to consolidate the industry in "the largest and most attractive education segment in Brazil," the analyst stated in his initiation note.
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09/19/19
INITIATION
Target $29
UBSW
Buy
Afya initiated with a Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Maria Tereza Azevedo started Afya with a Buy rating and $29 price target. The company, as Brazil's largest medical education network, is the analyst's favored play in Brazilian higher education. She believes Afya benefits from "attractive" undergraduate medical school industry dynamics and "strong" demand for physician preparatory/specialization programs.

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