Result of Equity Issue
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20 November 2020
BBGI GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE S.A.
("BBGI" or the "Company")
RESULT OF PLACING
Further to its announcement of 17 November 2020, the Directors of BBGI are pleased to announce that the Company has raised gross proceeds of £55.0 million through the issue of 32,544,379 Ordinary Shares of no par value each (the "New Ordinary Shares") in the Company (the "Issue"). The Issue Price per New Ordinary Share was 169.0 pence. The Issue was oversubscribed and therefore a scaling back exercise was undertaken.
Application has been made for the New Ordinary Shares to be admitted to the premium listing segment of the Official List and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange ("Admission"). It is expected that dealings in the New Ordinary Shares will commence at 8.00 a.m. on 24 November 2020.
Following Admission, the number of ordinary shares that the Company has in issue will be 664,691,283. The total number of voting rights of the Company will be 664,691,283 and this figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company.
The Issue is conditional, among other things, on Admission becoming effective and the Placing Agreement between Jefferies International Limited ("Jefferies"), Winterflood Securities Limited ("Winterflood") and the Company not being terminated.
Commenting, Co-CEOs Duncan Ball and Frank Schramm said:
"We are delighted with the support shown by both existing and new investors in this fundraise. The fundraising will provide the Company with additional financial flexibility to pursue suitable new primary and secondary investment opportunities as and when they become available."
BBGI Management Team
+352 26 34 79 25-1
Jefferies International Limited
+44 20 7029 8000
Winterflood Securities Limited
+44 20 3100 0000
Maitland/AMO (Communications adviser)
+44(0) 20 7379 5151
BBGI Global Infrastructure (BBGI) is a responsible infrastructure investment company and a constituent of the FTSE 250 that invests in and actively manages for the long-term a globally diversified, low-risk portfolio of essential social infrastructure investments.
BBGI is committed to delivering stable and predictable cash flows with progressive long-term dividend growth and attractive, sustainable, returns for shareholders. BBGI has a proactive approach to preserving and enhancing the value of its investments, and to delivering well maintained social infrastructure for communities and end users, whilst serving society by supporting local communities.
All of BBGI's investments are availability-based and supported by secure public sector-backed contracted revenues, with inflation-protection characteristics, that is paid so long as the assets are available for use.
BBGI's investment portfolio is over 99% operational with all its investments located across highly rated investment grade countries with stable, well developed operating environments.
BBGI's in-house management team is incentivised by shareholder returns and consistently maintains low comparative ongoing charges to shareholders.
Further information about BBGI is available on its website at www.bb-gi.com.
The Company's LEI is: 529900CV0RWCOP5YHK95
Any reference to the Company or BBGI refers also to its subsidiaries (where applicable).
The information contained within this Announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (Regulation 596/2014/EU). Upon the publication of this Announcement via a Regulatory Information Service this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.
This Announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company.
This Announcement and the information contained herein is not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, in or into or from the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, the Republic of South Africa or any other jurisdiction where to do so might constitute a violation of the relevant laws or regulations of such jurisdiction.
This Announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer to sell, or any solicitation of an offer to buy, securities in the United States. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent: (i) registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"); or (ii) an available exemption from registration under the Securities Act. The Placing Shares have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and may not be offered, sold, resold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States absent registration except pursuant to an exemption from or in a transaction not subject to the registration requirements of the Securities Act. No public offering of the Placing Shares is being made in the United States.
This Announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or issue or a solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for Placing Shares in any jurisdiction including, without limitation, the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, the Republic of South Africa or any other jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is or may be unlawful (a "Prohibited Jurisdiction"). This Announcement and the information contained herein are not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, to persons in a Prohibited Jurisdiction unless permitted pursuant to an exemption under the relevant local law or regulation in any such jurisdiction. No action has been taken by the Company, Jefferies, Winterflood or any of their respective affiliates that would permit an offer of the Placing Shares or possession or distribution of this Announcement or any other publicity material relating to such Placing Shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons receiving this Announcement are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.
Neither the content of the Company's website (or any other website) nor the content of any website accessible from hyperlinks on the Company's website (or any other website) is incorporated into, or forms part of, this Announcement.
Jefferies International Limited and Winterflood Securities Limited each of which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the FCA, are acting exclusively for the Company and no-one else in connection with the Placing or the matters referred to in this Announcement and will not regard any other person as their respective client in relation to the Placing and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for providing advice in relation to the Placing or any transaction or arrangement referred to in this Announcement.
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