ICAPE Holding Confirms Success of IPO with Partial Exercise of Over-Allotment Option, Implementation of Liquidity ContractAugust 10, 2022 | Business Wire
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Icape Holding (ISIN code: FR001400A3Q3 - mnemonic: ALICA) (Paris:ALICA), a global technology distributor of printed circuit boards, announces that, in connection with its initial public offering on the Euronext Growth® multilateral trading facility in Paris, Gilbert Dupont, acting as stabilizing agent, has partially exercised the Over-Allotment Option, resulting in the issuance of 21,307 additional new shares (the "Additional New Shares"), at the offering price (€16.95 per share), representing an additional capital increase of 0.36 million euros.
As a result, the total number of Icape Holding shares offered in the context of the IPO, after partial exercise of the Over-Allotment Option, amounts to 1,024,307 new shares, thus bringing the size of the offering to 17.4 million euros. The free float now represents approximately 12,66% of the share capital of Icape Holding.
In accordance with Article 6 of the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 supplementing the Market Abuse Regulation with technical regulatory standards concerning the conditions applicable to buyback programs and stabilization measures, Icape Holding, on the basis of the information provided by Gilbert Dupont, is publishing in the context of this press release the information relating to the stabilization transactions carried out by Gilbert Dupont as stabilizing agent.
The stabilization transactions were carried out by Gilbert Dupont, as stabilizing agent, during the period from July 11, 2022 to August 9, 2022 inclusive, the last stabilization transaction having been carried out on August 9, 2022.
The stabilization operations were carried out under the following conditions:
Distribution of capital and voting rights
Following the IPO and the partial exercise of the Over-Allotment Option, the breakdown of the share capital and voting rights of Icape Holding is as follows
Implementation of a liquidity contract with Gilbert Dupont
On June 22, 2022, Icape Holding announced that it had entered into a liquidity and market surveillance agreement with Gilbert Dupont for its shares, in accordance with the AMAFI charter. The agreement will take effect on August 10, 2022 for a period of one year.
This liquidity contract was entered into in accordance with Autorité des Marchés Financiers decision no. 2021-01 of June 22, 2021, applicable since July 1, 2021, establishing liquidity contracts for equity securities as an accepted market practice. The purpose of this contract is for Gilbert Dupont to provide liquidity for Icape Holding shares on the Euronext Growth® multilateral trading facility in Paris.
The situations or conditions leading to the suspension or termination of the liquidity contract, mentioned in the liquidity contract, are the following:
- under the conditions referred to in Article 5 of the aforementioned Autorité des Marchés Financiers decision no. 2021-01 of June 22, 20217 ;
- at the issuer's initiative in certain situations, and in particular if the issuer no longer has authorization to buy back its own shares.
Termination of the contract :
- by the issuer, at any time, with 3 months' notice, in accordance with the conditions for closing the liquidity account set out in the liquidity contract;
- by the facilitator, with 30 days notice ;
- the contract is automatically terminated when the parties cannot, in the situation provided for in Article 10 (balance of the liquidity account), agree on the follow-up to be given to the liquidity contract;
- by the facilitator when the Liquidity Provider contract between the facilitator and Euronext Paris is terminated.
The resources allocated to the implementation of the liquidity contract amount to €500 000.
Availability of the Prospectus
A Prospectus, consisting of (i) the registration document, approved on April 19, 2022 under number I. 22-008, (ii) the supplement to the registration document approved on June 21, 2022 under number I. 22-028 and (iii) a securities note and a summary of the Prospectus (included in the securities note), was approved by the AMF on June 21, 2022 under number 22-229. This Prospectus is available free of charge and upon request at the Company's registered office and on the AMF website (amf-france.org) as well as on the Company's website dedicated to the transaction (icape-finance.com). The approval of the Prospectus should not be considered as a favorable opinion on the offered securities. The Group draws the attention of potential investors to Chapter 3 "Risk factors" of the registration document and to Chapter 2 "Risk factors relating to the offer" of the securities note.
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