Nordic Capital announces its intention to offer shares in Tokmanni to institutional investors
Press release, February 9, 2017
Cidron Disco S.à r.l (“Cidron”, a company ultimately owned by Nordic Capital Fund VII1), together with associated co-investment vehicles) intends to offer for sale approximately 6 million shares (the “Shares”) in Tokmanni Group Plc (“Tokmanni” or the “Company”) (the “Share Sale”). Cidron will decide the final number of Shares sold based on investor demand. Prior to the Share Sale, Cidron owns 17,952,301 shares in the Company corresponding approximately to 30.50 per cent of all the issued shares of the Company.
The Share Sale will be based on an accelerated book-building process, in which selected institutional investors may submit bids for the Shares offered. The sale price of the Shares offered will be determined by the bids received in the accelerated book-building process. The book-building process will commence immediately and will end no later than 9.00 a.m. EET on February 10, 2017. Receiving the bids may however be discontinued at any time during the book-building process. The result of the Share Sale will be published on or about February 10, 2017.
Carnegie Investment Bank AB (“Carnegie”) and Nordea Bank AB (publ), Finnish Branch (“Nordea”) are acting as Joint Lead Managers in the Share Sale.
Contact information: Nordic Capital Katarina Janerud, Communication Manager NC Advisory AB, advisor to the Nordic Capital Funds tel: +46 8 440 50 69 e-mail: email@example.com
1) “Nordic Capital Fund VII” refers to Nordic Capital VII Limited, acting in its capacity as General Partner of Nordic Capital VII Alpha, L.P. and Nordic Capital VII Beta, L.P.
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Both Carnegie and Nordea are acting exclusively for Cidron and no one else and they will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this release) as their respective client in relation to the Share Sale. Carnegie and Nordea will not be responsible to anyone other than Cidron for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients and will not give advice in relation to the Share Sale or any transaction or arrangement referred to herein. Carnegie and Nordea assume no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or verification of the information set forth in this release and, accordingly, disclaim, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all liability which they may otherwise be found to have in respect of this release. Nothing contained in this release is, or shall be relied upon as, a promise or representation as to the past or the future.
The information contained herein is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa or Japan. This release does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States, nor may the securities be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration as provided in the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder. There is no intention to register any portion of the Share Sale in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.
The issue, exercise or sale of securities in the Share Sale are subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. Cidron assumes no responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions.
The information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the securities referred to herein in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
Cidron has not authorized any offer to the public of securities in any Member State of the European Economic Area. The securities referred to in this release may only be offered in Relevant Member States (a) to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive; or (b) in any other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive. For the purposes of this paragraph, the expression “Prospectus Directive” means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto).
This release is directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) and (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). Any investment activity to which this release relates will only be available to and will only be engaged with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this release or any of its contents.