Fagron NV (“Fagron”) has been informed by WPEF VI Holdco III BE B.V. (referred to as “Selling Shareholder”), jointly owned by Waterland Private Equity Fund VI C.V. and Baltisse NV, of the successful private placement of 7,184,391 existing ordinary shares (the “Shares”) of Fagron. This represents 10% of Fagron’s current outstanding capital. Following the successful private placement, the Selling Shareholder will still hold 20.2% of Fagron’s current outstanding capital. The Shares have been placed at a price of € 16.20 per share, resulting in a placement amount of c. € 116.4 million.
Settlement will take place on 5 July 2019.
Trading of the Fagron share on Euronext Brussels and Amsterdam has been suspended since yesterday afternoon following this private placement and will be resumed soon after the publication of this press release.
Belfius NV/SA, in cooperation with Kepler Cheuvreux S.A., Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG and Kempen & Co N.V. acted as Joint Bookrunners in connection with the placement.
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(as defined below). This announcement is for information purposes only and is not intended to constitute, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy securities of Fagron (the “Company”) in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or any other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction, and the distribution of this communication in jurisdictions may be similarly restricted. This announcement should not be regarded as an opinion or recommendation concerning the purchase or sale of securities of the Company. Persons into whose possession this communication comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdictions.
The securities mentioned herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (the “US Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the Securities Act or an available exemption from, or transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the US Securities Act. There will be no public offering of securities in the United States.
Any offer of securities to which this announcement relates is only addressed to and directed at persons in member states of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) who are “qualified investors” within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive (Directive 2003/71/EC and amendments thereto, including Directive 2010/73/EU, to the extent implemented in the relevant Member State of the EEA) and any implementing measure in each relevant Member State of the EEA (the “Prospectus Directive”) (“Qualified Investors”), or such other investors as shall not constitute an offer to the public within the meaning of Article 3.1 of the Prospectus Directive. In addition, any offer of securities to which this announcement relates is in the United Kingdom, being distributed only to, and is directed only at, Qualified Investors (i) 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, as amended from time to time (the “Order”) and Qualified Investors falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order, and (ii) to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). The offering will only be available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe for, purchase, or otherwise acquire securities will be engaged in only with relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this announcement or any of its contents.
This communication is not a prospectus for the purposes of the Prospectus Directive. This communication cannot be used as basis for any investment agreement or decision. Acquiring investments to which this announcement relates may expose an investor to a significant risk of losing the entire amount invested. Persons considering making such investments should consult an authorised person specialising in advising on such investments. This announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning the securities referred to herein.
No announcement or information regarding the offering, listing or securities of the Company referred to above may be disseminated to the public in jurisdictions where a prior registration or approval is required for such purpose. No steps have been taken, or will be taken, for the offering, listing or securities of the Company in any jurisdiction where such steps would be required. The issue, exercise, or sale of or purchase of securities of the Company are subject to special legal or statutory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. The Selling Shareholder is not liable if the aforementioned restrictions are not complied with by any person.
Information to Distributors
Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended (“MiFID II”); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Page 3 of 3
Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the “MiFID II Product Governance Requirements”), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any “manufacturer” (for the purposes of the Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the shares the subject of this sale have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the “Target Market Assessment”). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Distributors should note that: the price of shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the sale. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, the Joint Bookrunners will only procure investors who meet the criteria of Qualified Investors (professional clients and eligible counterparties).
For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the shares.
Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.
Belfius NV/SA, in cooperation with Kepler Cheuvreux S.A., Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG and Kempen & Co N.V. are acting exclusively for the Selling Shareholder and no one else in connection with the sale. In connection with such matters, they, their affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents will not regard any other person as their client, nor will they be responsible to any other person for providing the protections afforded to their clients or for providing advice in relation to the sale or any other matters referred to in this announcement.