BASIC-FIT SUCCESSFULLY RAISES EUR 204 MILLION THROUGH AN ACCELERATED BOOKBUILD OFFERING
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Hoofddorp, 23 April 2021 - Basic-Fit N.V. (“Basic-Fit” or the “Company”, ISIN NL0011872650, Ticker: BFIT NA), Europe’s largest and fastest growing fitness chain, announces that it has successfully raised EUR 204 million through an accelerated bookbuild offering (“the Offering”) of 6,000,000 new ordinary shares (the “New Shares”), which was announced yesterday. The New Shares have been placed at a price of EUR 34.00 per new ordinary share (the “Placing Price”).
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to provide the Company with the financial flexibility to act on growth opportunities when they may arise and for refinancing and general corporate purposes.
The placing of the New Shares raised gross proceeds of approximately EUR 204 million. The Placing Price represents a discount of 3.7 per cent to the closing price of EUR 35.32 of the Company’s shares listed on Euronext Amsterdam on 22 April 2021. The New Shares being issued represent 10% of the existing issued ordinary share capital of Basic-Fit.
The Company and AM Holding B.V. (fully controlled by René Moos, Basic-Fit’s co-founder and CEO) as well as key shareholder 3i Group plc have committed themselves to a lock-up period ending 90 calendar days after the issue date. The New Shares will rank pari passu in all respects with the outstanding ordinary shares.
Allocation of the New Shares has taken place today, 23 April 2021. Settlement of the transaction and admission to listing and trading of the New Shares on Euronext Amsterdam is expected to take place on 27 April 2021. After settlement the total number of outstanding ordinary shares of Basic-Fit will amount to 66,000,000 shares.
ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (in cooperation with ODDO BHF SCA) and Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. (in cooperation with Kepler Cheuvreux S.A.) acted as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners in relation to the Offering, together with BNP PARIBAS and ING BANK N.V. acting as Joint Bookrunners.
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