€750 million raised, market capitalisation of €1.5 billion
Paris – 11 February 2015 – Euronext today celebrated the listing of Elis, Europe's leading specialist in the rental and maintenance of professional clothing and textile articles, in Compartment A of the regulated market in Paris.
Elis is a leading multi-services group in Europe and Brazil, specialised in the rental and maintenance of professional clothing and textile articles, as well as hygiene appliance and well-being services. With 18,500 employees spread across 10 countries, Elis today services more than 240,000 businesses of all sizes in the hotel, catering, healthcare, industrial, retail and services sectors, thanks to its network of 256 production and distribution centres and 13 clean rooms, which guarantees it an unrivalled proximity to its clients.
Elis (ticker code: ELIS) was listed through the admission to trading of the 114,006,167 shares making up its equity, including 57,692,306 shares issued under a Global Offering, of which 3,846,153 existing shares and 53,846,153 new shares, before any exercise of the Over-Allotment Option.
The placement was very successful with domestic and international investors, both retail and institutional.
The admission and issue price of Elis shares was set at €13.00 per share. Market capitalisation was €1.5 billion on the day of listing, and the transaction raised a total of €750 million.
Xavier Martiré, Chairman of Elis Management Board, said: "We are delighted with the success of Elis’s IPO. This very positive response reflects investor confidence in our business model, our strategy and our growth potential. Thanks to the support of our shareholders and our unique positioning, Elis has the assets it needs to continue expanding in France and internationally.”
Anthony Attia, CEO of Euronext Paris, said: “We congratulate Elis, the leading player in its sector in Europe and Brazil, on today's very successful listing. As 2015 gets under way, the trust Elis has placed in Euronext markets confirms our role as the benchmark for companies with strong international growth potential. Its listing underscores the vibrancy of the primary market in France and testifies once again to Euronext's core business: financing the European economy by helping issuers tap capital markets more easily.”
Marc Lefèvre, Head of European Business Development and Client Coverage, Listings Europe, at Euronext, added: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Elis to our regulated market in France. The success of this eagerly awaited transaction gets 2015 off to a promising start, sending a strong, positive signal. It reflects investors' enthusiasm for large transactions on the French market. Elis is a remarkable ambassador for successful French companies, benefiting fully from the liquidity, visibility and quality of service associated with a listing on Euronext.”
The Global Offering was made up of a Public Offering that included an Open Price Public Offering and a Global Placement with institutional investors in France and other countries