The closing price in 2019 was €27.42 per GVNV share. This represents a 43.3% increase over the €19.13 per share on 29 December, 2018. By comparison, the Dutch AEX index increased by 23.9% while the Euro STOXX increased by 23.0% during the same period.
On 31 July, 2019 EssilorLuxottica announced its intention to acquire full ownership of GrandVision for a cash purchase price of €28.00 per share. The price will be increased by 1.5% to €28.42 if closing of the acquisition does not occur within 12 months of the announcement date. The purchase price of €28.00 per share agreed between EssilorLuxottica and HAL represents a premium of 33.1% to GrandVision’s closing price on 16 July, 2019 of €21.04.