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Cadeler A/S (the “Company”) announces the results of its initial public offering (the “Offering”), which was oversubscribed for the minimum amount of the Offering (including over-allotment) at the expected terms, as announced on 25 November 2020.
The shares are priced at NOK 23.50 per share. The price implies a market capitalisation of the Company of approximately NOK 2,716 million.
The Company will issue 37,574,468 new shares in connection with the Offering (the “New Shares”), raising gross proceeds of NOK 883 million. There will in total be 115,574,468 shares in issue in the Company following the issuance of the New Shares, each with a nominal value of DKK 1.
The Joint Global Coordinators (as defined below) have over-allotted 8,699,859 shares, representing 15% of the number of shares issued and sold in the Offering before over-allotments, and exercised their option to borrow an equal number of shares from Swire Pacific Offshore Operations Pte. Ltd. (the “Selling Shareholder”) for the purpose of covering such over-allotments.
The Selling Shareholder will sell 20,424,595 existing shares in the Company in the Offering, raising gross proceeds of NOK 479,977,982, and will have an ownership in the Company of approximately 49.8% following completion of the Offering, assuming that the Over-allotment Option (as defined below) is not exercised and approximately 42.3% if the Over-allotment Option is exercised in full.
BW Wind Services Pte. Ltd. (“BW Wind Services”), a company associated with BW Group has been allocated 23,484,040 shares in the Offering, and will have an ownership in the Company of approximately 20.3% following completion of the Offering. As a result of BW Wind Services becoming a lead investor in the Company, Andreas Beroutsos has today been appointed as a member of the Company’s board of directors. Mr. Beroutsos works at BW Group as Managing Director, responsible for strategic investments / new businesses, and senior investment officer. He is a member of the BW Group Executive Committee and the chairman’s office.
The following additional cornerstone investors subscribed for and were allocated shares in the Offering for approximately NOK 355 million: (i) Handelsbanken: NOK 130 million / 5,531,914 shares, (ii) DNB Asset Management: NOK 125 million/ 5,320,000 shares, (iii) Nordea Investment Management: NOK 50 million/ 2,127,659 shares, and (iv) Fjärde AP-fonden: NOK 50 million / 2,127,659 shares.
Trading of the shares in the Company on the Oslo Stock Exchange is expected to commence on 27 November 2020 at 9 a.m. CET. The shares are all issued in the ISIN DK0061412772 and will trade under the trading symbol “CADLR”.
Approximately 92% of the shares in the Offering have been allocated to investors in the institutional offering and approximately 8% of the shares have been allocated to investors in the retail offering.
After completion of the Offering, the free float of the Company’s shares will be approximately 29.9%, assuming no exercise of the Over-allotment Option and approximately 37.4%, assuming full exercise of the Over-allotment Option.
Mikkel Gleerup, CEO of the Company, said: “This is an exciting day for Cadeler. After a decade of providing industry-leading services to the offshore wind industry, Cadeler is poised for a new chapter of growth. The successful IPO is a vote of confidence in the company, the wind industry and renewable energy in general. We are thrilled at this opportunity to deliver value to our customers, shareholders and the public at large.”
Notifications of allocated shares and the corresponding amount to be paid by investors are expected to be communicated to investors today (26 November 2020). Investors having access to investor services through their VPS account manager will be able to check the number of shares allocated to them from approximately 12:00 hours (CET) on 26 November 2020. The Joint Global Coordinators may also be contacted for information regarding allocations.
The Selling Shareholder has granted the Joint Global Coordinators an over-allotment option to purchase additional shares, exercisable by DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA as stabilization manager on behalf of the Joint Global Coordinators, within 30 days from the first day of listing, to cover over-allotments and short positions in connection with the Offering (the “Over-Allotment Option”). A separate disclosure will be issued by the stabilization manager regarding the over-allotment and stabilization activities.
DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA, and SpareBank 1 Markets AS are acting as Joint Global Coordinators and Bookrunners (the "Joint Global Coordinators") for the contemplated IPO. Advokatfirmaet BAHR AS is acting as Norwegian legal advisor to the Company, Gorrissen Federspiel Advokatpartnerselskab is advisor to the Company on Danish law matters, and Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS is acting as legal advisor to the Joint Global Coordinators.
About the Company:
Cadeler provides marine and engineering operations to the offshore Wind industry with a strong focus on safety and the environment. Our reputation as provider of high quality offshore wind support services, combined with innovative vessel design, positions us to provide prime level services to the industry. We continue to pursue new levels of efficiency, pushing the boundaries of the supply chain. We enable and facilitate the global energy transition to a future built on offshore renewable energy.
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Any offering of securities referred to in this announcement is made by means of a prospectus. This announcement is an advertisement and is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on prospectuses to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Directive 2003/71/EC (as amended) as implemented in any Member State (the "Prospectus Regulation"). Investors should not subscribe for any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the aforementioned prospectus published by the Company. Copies of any such prospectus are available from the Company's registered office and, subject to certain exceptions, on www.cadeler.com, www.dnb.no/emisjoner and www.sb1markets.no/prospekter.
In any EEA Member State other than Norway this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of Article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation ("Qualified Investors"), i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State.
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This announcement is made by, and is the responsibility of, the Company. The Joint Global Coordinators and their affiliates are acting exclusively for the Company and the Selling Shareholder and no-one else in connection with the intended IPO. They will not regard any other person as their respective clients in relation to the intended IPO and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company and the Selling Shareholder for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients, nor for providing advice in relation to the intended IPO, the contents of this announcement or any transaction, arrangement or other matter referred to herein.
In connection with the IPO, the Joint Global Coordinators and any of their affiliates, acting as investors for their own accounts, may subscribe for or purchase shares and in that capacity may retain, purchase, sell, offer to sell or otherwise deal for their own accounts in such shares and other securities of the Company or related investments in connection with the IPO or otherwise. Accordingly, references in any prospectus, if published, to the shares being issued, offered, subscribed, acquired, placed or otherwise dealt in should be read as including any issue or offer to, or subscription, acquisition, placing or dealing by, such Joint Global Coordinators and any of their affiliates acting as investors for their own accounts. The Joint Global Coordinators do not intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligations to do so.
This announcement is for information purposes only. It does not purport to be complete, and it is not to be relied upon in substitution for the exercise of independent judgment. It is not intended as investment advice and under no circumstances is it to be used or considered as an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a recommendation to buy or sell any securities of the Company. Neither the Joint Global Coordinators nor any of their respective affiliates accepts any liability arising from the use of this announcement. The Company and the Joint Global Coordinators, and their respective affiliates, expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update, review or revise any statement contained in this announcement whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
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In connection with the Offering, DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA (the “Stabilization Manager”) (or persons acting on behalf of the Stabilization Manager) may on behalf of the Joint Global Coordinators effect transactions with a view to supporting the market price of the Company’s shares at a level higher than that which might otherwise prevail. However, there is no assurance that the Stabilization Manager (or persons acting on behalf of the Stabilizing Manager) will undertake stabilization actions. Any stabilization action may begin on or after the date of commencement of trading and official listing of the Company’s shares on Oslo Stock Exchange and, if begun, may be ended at any time, but it must end no later than 30 days after the date of commencement of trading and official listing of the shares
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