Paris – 12 May 2014 – EnterNext, the Euronext subsidiary designed to promote and grow the market for SMEs , today announced the listing of Réalités, a major contender in the new construction market in Western France, on the Alternext market in Paris.
Founded in 2003, Réalités is a major player in construction markets across Western France. The company works with elected officials, businesses, investors and individuals seeking to acquire properties and invest. In addition to traditional residential building projects for first-time buyers and investors, Réalités takes part in large-scale projects with a significant impact on towns and their inhabitants. These include tourist accommodation, student residence halls, hotel complexes and sites undergoing reconversion. It has 65 employees on six sites, and has experienced very strong growth in sales from the start. In 2013, consolidated sales totalled €56 million.
Réalités (ticker code: ALREA) was listed through the admission to trading of the 2,431,838 ordinary shares making up its equity and 583,658 new shares issued in a private placement with qualified investors. This private placement raised a total of €6 million.
The admission and issue price of Réalités shares was set at €10.28 per share.
“We are delighted to accompany Réalités in its listing, a new example of a business using the Bourse to finance growth,” said Eric Forest, Chairman and CEO of EnterNext. “Listing will give it access to a larger pool of liquidity and enable it to finance its growth while gaining greater visibility.”
Réalités founder and managing director Yoann Joubert, added: “After our successful bond issue in July 2013, our listing on Alternext Paris is a key step in boosting Réalités’ visibility and future growth. We are proud to welcome the institutional investors that have chosen to become shareholders and take part in our growth. The proceeds of this capital increase will enable us to bring margin back in-house and step up the pace of our commercial investments.”