Italy’s Anima files for listing with Borsa Italiana

Anima Holding S.p.A., the holding and parent company of Anima Sgr, and independent asset manager in Italy, has filed a request with Borsa Italiana for a listing of its shares for trading on the Mercato Telematica Azionario.

The company also filed a request with local market regulator Consob for approval of its prospectus relating to the public offering and listing of its shares.

The action represents the culmination of some five years of work, according to Marco Carreri, CEO of Anima Holding and ANIMA Sgr.

He said: “We are proud to complete, through the listing, a development path started almost five years ago. The Anima Group has proved to have a sound business model; this is evidenced by our revenues, which in 2013 amounted to around €220m, an increase of more than 30% compared to 2012.”

The selling shareholders are Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A., Banca Popolare di Milano S.c.a.r.l., Lauro Quarantadue S.p.A. (fully controlled by Clessidra SGR S.p.A. on behalf of the Clessidra Capital Partners II fund) and Prima Holding 2 S.p.A (in which Lauro 42, BMPS and some managers of the Anima Group have a participation).

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A. and Banca Popolare di Milano S.c.a.r.l., strategic partners of the Anima Group, will continue to be the main shareholders of the company also after the listing process is completed.

The Global Coordinators for the transaction are Goldman Sachs International, Banca IMI and UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking, which together with UBS Investment Bank, will also act as joint bookrunners.

Banca IMI will act as lead manager for the offering. UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking will act as sponsor. Chiomenti and Shearman & Sterling act as counsels of the company and Linklaters as counsel of the global coordinators. Ernst & Young is the independent auditor.

Anima claims over €46bn of assets under management, as at 31 December 2013.

 

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