IPO IS THE LARGEST IN PARIS SINCE 2009
Paris – 8 November 2013– Numericable Group, France's leading cable broadband and fibre optics service provider, today celebrated its listing on NYSE Euronext in Paris under ticker code “NUM”. The move raised €652.2 million, making it the largest listing on NYSE Euronext in Paris since 2009.
The offering generated strong demand from both French and international institutional investors and was oversubscribed by over ten times. The Offering Price has been set at the top end of the indicative price range, at €24.80 per share.
The Global Offering amounts to approximately €652.2 million, consisting of a capital increase of approximately €250 million and a sale of existing shares by Carlyle Cable Investment SC (“Carlyle”) and CCI (F3) S.à.r.l. (“Cinven”) amounting to approximately €402.2 million. If the over-allotment option is fully exercised, the Global Offering will amount to approximately €750 million. The Employee Offering was subscribed for approximately €1 million at €19.84 per share.
“We are delighted with Numericable Group's listing on our European market and congratulate the company—France's leading cable broadband operator—on its resounding success with investors,”said Dominique Cerutti, President and Deputy CEO of NYSE Euronext. “This is a transaction that the Paris market can be proud of, a European milestone in terms of both capital raised and market capitalisation that heralds a lasting recovery for our primary market.”
“The French stockmarket is opening back up with Numericable Group, whose size and success is set to step up the pace of listings and give our secondary market a boost,”added Marc Lefèvre, Head of European Business Development and Client Coverage, Listings Europe, at NYSE Euronext.“This high profile operation also marks a new and important step in the development and deployment of Numericable Group's growth strategy on a global scale.”
Eric Denoyer, Chairman and CEO of Numericable Group, added, “We are very happy withour group's successful listing on NYSE Euronext in Paris. For Numericable, it is a new growth driver and gives us greater visibility in the business community. Investors supported Numericable Group because we are market leaders in very high-speed broadband in France, operating the country's largest fibre optic network. Thanks to listing on NYSE Euronext and this capital increase we will be accelerating our investments over the next three years to strengthen our existing lead.”
To celebrate the listing, Eric Denoyer rang the Opening Bell on NYSE Euronext's European market. He was accompanied by Numericable Group's management team, advisors, and financial and legal affairs partners, along with teams from NYSE Euronext.