Gerresheimer AG: Gerresheimer AG successfully completes EUR 271.6 million capital increase
18.04.2023 / 21:56 CET/CEST
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Gerresheimer AG successfully completes EUR 271.6 million capital increase
- 3.14 million new shares placed at EUR 86.50 with gross proceeds of EUR 271.6 million
- Strong investor demand underlines support for formula G strategy for profitable growth
- Proceeds from capital increase “opens up the opportunity to reach the next level of sustainable value creation”
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Duesseldorf, April 18, 2023 – Gerresheimer AG (ISIN DE000A0LD6E6) has successfully placed 3.14 million new no-par-value bearer shares to institutional investors in an international private placement by way of an accelerated bookbuilding process under exclusion of shareholder’s subscription rights, utilizing partially its authorized capital. The new shares will carry full rights to the dividend of EUR 1.25 per share proposed for the 2021/2022 financial year and were issued at a price of EUR 86.50, resulting in gross proceeds of EUR 271.6m before deduction of commissions and expenses. Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE and UniCredit Bank AG served as Joint Bookrunners on the transaction.
The successful implementation of Gerresheimer’s strategy for profitable growth – formula g – is bearing fruits. It is not only resulting in double digit growth rates for both revenues and Adjusted EBITDA, but also in better access to further, highly profitable growth projects to sustainably increase the company value. The net proceeds from the capital increase will provide the company with the flexibility to further capture significant incremental growth opportunities with a particular focus on High Value Solutions and Medical Devices including biological solutions such as GLP-1 related treatments.
“We would like to thank investors for the support they have shown for our capital increase. It opens up the opportunity for us to reach the next level of sustainable value creation”, said Dietmar Siemssen, CEO of Gerresheimer AG. “We have built strong momentum through the consistent implementation of our formula g strategy process. The task now is to systematically leverage that momentum and exploit chances for long-term profitable growth. These opportunities continue to develop for us as partner of choice in close collaboration with the pharma industry. The net proceeds from the capital increase will provide us with flexibility to invest particularly in attractive opportunities around GLP-1 and in biologics. This builds on the great start that we have made to the year and reinforces our confidence in the attractive outlook for the business in the current year and beyond”, he added.
Admission of the new shares to trading in the sub-segment of the regulated market with additional post-admission obligations (Prime Standard) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is expected to take place without a prospectus on April 21, 2023. Trading is expected to commence on April 24, 2023. It is intended included the new shares in the existing quotation for the Company’s shares. The delivery of the new shares is expected to occur on or around April 24, 2023.
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Gerresheimer is the global partner for pharmaceutics, biotech, healthcare, and cosmetics with a very broad product range for pharmaceutical and cosmetic packaging solutions and drug delivery systems. The company is an innovative solution provider from concept to delivery of the end product. Gerresheimer achieves its ambitious goals through a high level of innovative strength, industrial competence and concentration on quality and customer focus. In developing innovative and sustainable solutions, Gerresheimer relies on a comprehensive international network with numerous innovation and production centers in Europe, America and Asia. Gerresheimer produces close to its customers worldwide with around 11,000 employees and generated annual revenues in 2022 of EUR 1.82bn. With its products and solutions, Gerresheimer plays an essential role in people’s health and well-being.
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