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Mutares today successfully placed EUR 50 million of senior secured bonds
- Senior secured bond fully placed in the amount of EUR 50 million
- Terms as expected with a margin of 600 basis points
- Securing financing to fuel further inorganic growth of the portfolio and value-increasing capital expenditure
- Listing on the open market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Nordic ABM segment of the Oslo Stock Exchange expected in February 2020
Munich, January 31, 2020 – Mutares SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A2NB650) (“Mutares”) one of the leading turnaround investors, today has successfully placed EUR 50 million of senior secured floating rate bonds with 4-year maturity under Norwegian law. The bonds shall carry interest at EURIBOR (three months), EURIBOR floor at 0 percent, plus a margin of 600 basis points and can be increased up to EUR 80 million. The transaction was well received by the market. Mutares has applied for inclusion of the bonds to trading on the regulated unofficial market (open market) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the Nordic ABM segment of the Oslo Stock Exchange. Pareto Securities acted as a sole bookrunner in the transaction.
With this transaction, Mutares aims at more flexibility in supporting its portfolio companies strategically in their development while continuing its combined business model of operative turnaround management and acquisitive growth of its portfolio companies. The bonds proceeds shall be used to enable fast solutions for selected add-on acquisitions of portfolio companies.
Robin Laik, CEO and with 29% largest shareholder of Mutares: “With our strategy to develop our portfolio companies actively through add-on acquisitions and through hands-on, daily operational support, we have now grown our portfolio to almost 2 billion in annualized revenues. And we are still aiming at continuing our value-oriented path for growth through buy-and-build strategies. Looking at our latest success stories, we have followed these strategies with STS Group, Balcke-Duerr Group and lately with Donges Group. For us, this is reflected in the successful placement of today’s bond issues which shows that the good development of Mutares also has been recognized by investors and stakeholders.”
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