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DGAP-News: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG / Key word(s): Capital Increase
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Deutsche Beteiligungs AG: Capital increase successfully executed
- All 3.76 million new shares placed
- Gross issue proceeds of approximately 105 million euros
DBAG intends to use the issue proceeds to finance ongoing investments which have not yet been completed, as well as to finance future co-investments alongside private equity funds advised or managed by DBAG - especially the most recently launched DBAG Fund VIII - as well as for Long-Term Investments and for general corporate purposes.
"With the capital increase, we are consistently implementing our financing strategy - in the long term, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG finances itself exclusively through the stock market or through returns from the portfolio," Susanne Zeidler, Chief Financial Officer of DBAG, stated. Torsten Grede, Spokesman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, added: "The successful capital increase demonstrates just how attractive Deutsche Beteiligungs AG's business model is for its existing shareholders as well as new investors, who gain access to a portfolio comprising more than 30 German mid-sized companies with great potential via the DBAG share. Furthermore, they participate in fee income from our Fund Investment Services, which have markedly increased."
DBAG invests in mid-sized enterprises, predominantly in Germany. Leveraging its equity, and the know-how of its experienced investment team, it triggers developments that drive value increases: over a period of some 25 years, DBAG has at least doubled its shareholders' capital through majority investments held over five years on average. Through minority stakes invested in growth financing, it even managed to more than triple the capital invested, albeit over a holding period of close to seven years. DBAG further expanded its product range of equity solutions for Mittelstand companies last year: Long-Term Investments with an expected holding period of at least seven years complement the Company's offer to mid-sized enterprises. DBAG plans to invest an average of 120 million euros per annum during the current and the two subsequent financial years. This translates into an increase of around 40 per cent compared to the three previous financial years. "We see our shareholders' strong response as a sign of trust, and as support for our growth strategy", CFO Zeidler said, commenting on the subscription ratio of 99 per cent.
The Company will shortly be applying for registration of the capital increase with the Commercial Register, in order for the capital increase to become legally effective. The new shares are planned to be admitted to trading on likely 29 April 2021, and to be included in the existing listing on the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Dusseldorf Stock Exchange on 3 May 2021, as well as in the sub-segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange's Regulated Market with additional post-admission listing obligations (Prime Standard). The new shares carry full dividend rights from 1 October 2020.
DBAG mandated Jefferies GmbH and UniCredit Bank AG to act as Joint Global Coordinators for the transaction; Lilja & Co. and Allen & Overy LLP acted as advisors to DBAG during the preparation and execution phases of the capital increase. The Joint Global Coordinators were advised by Hogan Lovells International LLP.
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, a listed private equity company, initiates closed-end private equity funds, and itself invests alongside those funds predominantly in well-positioned mid-market companies with development potential. For many years, DBAG'S focus has been on industrial sectors. A growing portion of DBAG's equity investments is now deployed in the growth sectors of broadband/telecommunications, IT services/software and healthcare. Its long-term, value-enhancing entrepreneurial investment approach makes DBAG a sought-after investment partner in the German-speaking world. DBAG Group's assets under management or advisory amount to 2.5 billion euros.
Investor Relations Roland Rapelius
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This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus, for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/1129) and the UK Prospectus Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). Interested investors should base any investment decision regarding the securities referred to in this announcement exclusively on the prospectus issued by the Company in connection with the offering of such securities, as approved and published by the German Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). The prospectus is available, free of charge, on Deutsche Beteiligungs AG's website (www.dbag.com).
28.04.2021 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
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