Anima Holding IPO subscription opens on Borsa Italiana
Italy’s government authority Consob has approved the prospectus of the Initial Public Offering (IPO), aimed at trading Anima’s shares on the MTA (Mercato Telematico Azionario) of the Italian Stock Exchange.
The IPO will concern the company’s ordinary shares sold by the Selling Shareholders, up to a maximum of 55% of the share capital (63.25% in case of exercise of the whole Greenshoe option).
The Initial Public Offering and the Institutional Placement will start on 31st March and will end on 10th April 2014.
The approximate valuation range is between a non-binding minimum of €1,049m and a binding maximum of €1,349m, equal to a nonbinding minimum of €3.5 per share to a binding maximum of €4.5 per share, being the latter equal to the Maximum Price.
The Global Offer is of a maximum no. of 164,892,260 ordinary shares, equal to 55% of the share capital, offered by Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A. , Banca Popolare di Milano, Lauro Quarantadue S.p.A. (fully controlled by Clessidra SGR S.p.A. on behalf of the fund Clessidra Capital Partners II) and Prima Holding 2.
BMPS and BPM, strategic partners of the Anima Group, will remain shareholders of the Company after the listing of Anima Holding, with a 9.90% and a 14.72% interest, respectively, while Lauro 42 will have a 8%1 stake after the listing.
“The IPO represents the completion of Anima’s growth process started five years ago and lays the foundation for a new development phase,” commented Marco Carreri (pictured), CEO of Anima Holding and Anima Sgr.
“The public company status will further support our business model, strengthening the independence, transparency and visibility of our group,” he concluded.
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