April 19 Canadian grocery and pharmacy retailer
Loblaw Cos Ltd said on Wednesday it would sell its gas
station business to asset manager Brookfield Business Partners
LP for about C$540 million ($402.17 million).
Brookfield said it intends to rebrand the gas stations,
through an agreement with Imperial Oil Ltd, to Exxon
Mobil Corp's Mobil fuel brand.
The sale includes Loblaw's 213 retail gas stations and
convenience stores adjacent to the gas stations across Canada.
This deal will mark the introduction of the Mobil fuel brand
in Canada, the companies said in a joint statement.
Chevron Corp also sold its Canadian gasoline
stations and refinery in British Columbia to Parkland Fuel Corp
, a marketer of petroleum products, for C$1.46 billion
Loblaw said the deal is expected to close in the third
quarter of 2017.
RBC Capital Markets will serve as financial adviser to
Loblaw, while Scotiabank will serve as Brookfield Business
Partners' financial adviser.
($1 = 1.3427 Canadian dollars)
(Reporting by Ahmed Farhatha in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak