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SALE OF ALTRAN'S SHARES BY APAX PARTNERS AND ALTAMIR
PARIS, June 21, 2017 – Apax Partners and Altamir announce that their subsidiary Altrafin Participations SAS (“Altrafin”) intends to sell a total of 14,796,677 Altran Technologies SA (“Altran”) shares, representing 8.4% of the share capital as of May 31, 2017.
Concomitantly, founding shareholders of Altran part of the concert group (such shareholders, together with Altrafin, the "Selling Shareholders") will also sell part of their shares at the same terms as Altrafin on a pro-rata basis.
The transaction will be structured as a private placement by way of an accelerated bookbuilding reserved for institutional investors (the “Offering”).
The Offering including all shares sold by the Selling Shareholders will amount to 19,774,313 shares, representing 11.2% of Altran share capital.
As long term investors, Apax Partners and Altamir have accompanied Altran's development since 2008 and will remain, through Altrafin, an important shareholder of the Group after this transaction, with 8.4% of capital of Altran. They also reiterate their confidence in the long term prospects of Altran under the helm of a talented management TEAM led by Dominique Cerutti.
A 90 day lock-up has been granted by the Selling Shareholders in respect of their remaining shareholding in Altran, subject to customary carve-outs.
Placing of the shares will commence immediately.
Results of the Offering will be announced after the order books have closed.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, and the offer of Altran shares by the Selling Shareholders does not constitute a public offering.
About Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading private equity firm in French-speaking countries in Europe. With more than 45 years of experience, Apax Partners provides long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. Funds managed and advised by Apax Partners exceed €3 billion. These funds invest in fast-growing middle-market companies across four sectors of specialisation:
TMT: Altran, Gfi Informatique, InfoVista, Melita, Nowo-ONI and Vocalcom
Consumer: Europe Snacks, Groupe AFFLELOU, Groupe Royer, Sandaya, and THOM Europe (Histoire d'Or, Marc Orian, TrésOr, Stroili and Oro Vivo)
Healthcare: Amplitude Surgical
Services: Groupe INSEEC, Marlink and SK FireSafety
Altamir (Euronext Paris-B, LTA) is a listed private equity company with almost €800m in assets under management. The company invests via and with the funds managed or advised by Apax Partners France and Apax Partners LLP, two leading private equity firms in their respective markets. It provides access to a diversified portfolio of fast-growing companies across Apax's sectors of specialisation (TMT, Retail & Consumer, Healthcare, Business & Financial Services) and in complementary market segments (mid-sized companies in French-speaking European countries and larger companies across Europe, North America and key emerging markets).
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This press release is not an offer for sale of nor an invitation to purchase or to subscribe for securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. The securities may not be offered, subscribed for, pledged, sold or otherwise transferred in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), and in compliance with any applicable state securities laws. The Altran shares have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act and Altrafin does do not intend to undertake a public offering of Altran securities in the United States.
This press release does not, and shall not, in any circumstances, constitute an offer to the public of the Altran shares nor an invitation to the public in connection with any offer in any jurisdiction, including France. This press release does not constitute an advertisement or a prospectus within the meaning of Directive 2003/71/CE of the European Parliament and Council dated November 4, 2003, as amended, to the extent implemented in the relevant member states of the European Economic Area (together, the “Prospectus Directive”). The Altran shares cannot be offered and will not be offered in any Member State, except in accordance with the exemptions set out in Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive, if they have been implemented in the relevant Member State(s) or in the other cases which do not require the publication of a prospectus pursuant to the Prospectus Directive and/or applicable regulation in the Member States.