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Offering size of up to €500 million1 including a €55 million investment by the sponsors
The total commitment by the Sponsors is in excess of €165 million, including an unconditional €100 million Forward Purchase Agreement at the time of a business combination from institutional sponsors Tikehau Capital and Financière Agache.
AMSTERDAM, April 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pegasus Europe, the Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) focused on opportunities in the European financial services industry, today announces key terms of its proposed private placement and its expected admission to listing on Euronext Amsterdam on or around 29 April 2021.
Pegasus aims to raise up to €500 million in IPO proceeds to partner with a financial services company that offers strong profit growth potential, either through consolidation or organic growth that could be accelerated via a listing, access to capital, and strategic guidance. Pegasus will target either unique digital models or companies that benefit from tailwinds in the three verticals of Investment Management, Insurance and Diversified Financials, leveraging on the recognised industry expertise, deal sourcing and execution capabilities of its four sponsors.
The Sponsors of Pegasus today confirmed their significant capital commitment in excess of €165 million to the project. In aggregate, the Sponsors will invest an amount of €55 million in Units at the time of the IPO, demonstrating strong alignment of interest with all shareholders. Tikehau Capital and Financière Agache will make their investments from their permanent capital vehicles.
In addition, a Forward Purchase Agreement of up to €100 million will be unconditionally provided by institutional sponsors Tikehau Capital and Financière Agache which Pegasus may call at the time of a business combination. The Sponsors are also subscribing for Founder Shares and Founder Warrants for a total amount of up to €12.75 million to be used to cover commissions and costs.
Pegasus intends to privately place 50 million Units (each replaceable by a Class A Ordinary Share and 1/3 Warrant) and intends to list and admit to trading on Euronext Amsterdam the Units, Class A Ordinary Shares and Warrants. It is intended the offer period for the private placement will start shortly.
Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG (“Citi”) and J.P. Morgan AG (“J.P. Morgan”) are acting as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners (the “Joint Global Coordinators”) on the IPO.
A listing prospectus is expected to be published and made available on the Pegasus Europe website on or around 29 April 2021.
All timings given are subject to acceleration or extension of the timetable.
For further information please visit www.pegasuseurope.com
1 or €440m if the 12% Put Option for the reverse greenshoe is exercised (See key terms table)
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Sector Focus / Thesis
Forward Purchase Agreement
Sponsor Promote & “at Risk” Capital
Founders IPO Investment
Shareholder vote upon acquisition
Selected Risk Factors
The key risk factors specific to the Company and the securities are set out below. These risk factors are merely a selection of the risks that pertain to this investment. For a full overview of all risks we direct you to the prospectus once published.
Any investment in the Units, Class A Ordinary Shares and Warrants involves numerous risks and uncertainties related to the Company’s business that may result for investors in a partial or total loss of their investment, including:
The Company is a newly incorporated entity with no operating history and will not commence operations prior to the Offering;
The Company may face significant competition for Business Combination opportunities;
The Company is dependent upon the Sponsors and/or the Statutory Directors to identify potential Business Combination opportunities and to execute the Business Combination and the loss of the services of such individuals could materially adversely affect the Company;
Past performance by the Sponsors and their affiliates and/or any of the Statutory Directors may not be indicative of future performance of an investment in the Company;
The Company may need to arrange third party financing and there can be no assurance that it will be able to obtain such financing, which could compel the Company to restructure or abandon a particular Business Combination;
The Company expects to complete the Business Combination with a single target company or business, meaning the Company’s operations will likely depend on a single business or company that is expected to operate in a non-diverse industry or segment of an industry;
The Sponsors and the Statutory Directors control a substantial interest in the Company and thus may exert a substantial influence on actions requiring a shareholder vote, potentially in a manner that Class A Ordinary Shareholders do not support;
The Company may face risks by combining with a target company or business which is likely to operate in or adjacent to the European financial services industry;
The Company may be subject to significant regulatory requirements in connection with its efforts to enter into a company or business which is likely to operate in or adjacent to the European financial services industry; and
The Company may seek to complete a Business Combination in a sub-sector of the European financial services sector or an adjacent industry in which Statutory Directors do not have prior experience.
The key risks specific to the securities are as follows:
The Company may issue additional Class A Ordinary Shares to complete a Business Combination or under an employee incentive plan after completion of a Business Combination. Any such issuances would dilute the interest of the Shareholders and likely present other risks;
The Company may be liquidated before the completion of a Business Combination by the Business Combination Deadline, or may not be able to complete a Business Combination by the Business Combination Deadline, as a result of which it would cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up and it intends to redeem its Units or Class A Ordinary Shares and liquidate, in which case the Shareholders may receive less than €10.00 per Unit or Class A Ordinary Share in certain circumstances and any outstanding Warrants will expire worthless;
The Company may redeem unexpired Warrants prior to their exercise at a time that is disadvantageous to Warrant Holders, thereby making such Warrants worthless;
Investors will not have any rights or interests in funds from the Escrow Accounts, except under certain limited circumstances. To liquidate an investment, therefore, a Shareholders may be forced to sell its Units, Class A Ordinary Shares and/or Warrants, potentially at a loss; and
There is a risk that the market for the Units, Class A Ordinary Shares or the Warrants will not be active and liquid, which may adversely affect the liquidity and price of the Units, Class A Ordinary Shares and the Warrants.
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These materials are for information purposes only and are not intended to constitute, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy the securities of Pegasus Acquisition Company Europe B.V. (the "Company", and such securities, the "Securities") in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan or South Africa or in any other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.
This announcement is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States. This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale into the United States. The Securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States. The Company will not be registered in the United States as an investment company under the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940. No public offering of securities is being made in the United States.
In the United Kingdom, this document and any other materials in relation to the Securities is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, "qualified investors" within the meaning of Article 2(e) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (the “Prospectus Regulation”) as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the “EUWA”) and who are also (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”); or (ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). The securities are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this document and should not act or rely on it.
In relation to each member state of the European Economic Area (each, a “Member State”), no Units, Class A Ordinary Shares or Warrants have been offered or will be offered , except to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in Article 2 of the Prospectus Regulation, provided that no such offer of Units, Class A Ordinary Shares or Warrants shall require the Company to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Regulation or supplement a prospectus pursuant to Article 23 of the Prospectus Regulation.
The Units, the Class A Ordinary Shares and the Warrants are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and, should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the EEA. For these purposes, a retail investor means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II; (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive 2016/97/EC (as amended or superseded, the ‘Insurance Distribution Directive’), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II; or (iii) not a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Regulation. Consequently no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 (as amended the ‘PRIIPs Regulation’) for offering or selling the Units or the Warrants or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the EEA has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the Units or the Warrants or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the EEA may be unlawful under the PRIIPs Regulation.
The Units, the Ordinary Shares and the Warrants are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the United Kingdom. For these purposes, a “retail investor” means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client, as defined in Directive (EU) 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments (as amended) and implemented in the United Kingdom as it forms part of the domestic law of the United Kingdom by virtue of the EUWA (“UK MIFID II”); (ii) a customer within the meaning of the Insurance Distribution Directive as it forms part of the domestic law of the United Kingdom by virtue of the EUWA, where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in UK MIFID II; or (iii) not a qualified investor as defined in Article 2 of the Prospectus Regulation as it forms part of the domestic law of the United Kingdom by virtue of the EUWA. Consequently, no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 as it forms part of the domestic law of the United Kingdom by virtue of the EUWA (the “UK PRIIPs Regulation”) for offering or selling the Units and the Warrants or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the United Kingdom has been prepared and, therefore, offering or selling the Units and the Warrants or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the UK may be unlawful under the UK PRIIPs Regulation.
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This announcement does not constitute a prospectus. An offer to acquire Securities pursuant to the proposed offering will be made, and any investor should make his investment, solely on the basis of information that will be contained in the prospectus to be made generally available in the Netherlands in connection with such offering. When made generally available, copies of the prospectus may be obtained at no cost from the Company or through the website of the Company.
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