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REG - Bridgepoint Grp PLC - Exercise of Over-allotment Option




 



RNS Number : 3045G
Bridgepoint Group PLC
23 July 2021
 

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23 July 2021

 

 

Bridgepoint Group plc

 

Exercise of Over-allotment Option

 

Further to its announcement on 21 July 2021 relating to its initial public offering (the "Offer"), Bridgepoint Group plc announces that J.P. Morgan Securities plc (which conducts its UK investment banking activity as J.P. Morgan Cazenove), as stabilising manager, has today given notice to exercise the over-allotment option (the "Over-allotment Option") granted by Burgundy A1 Nominees Limited, Burgundy A2 Nominees Limited, Burgundy A3 Nominees Limited, Burgundy A4 Nominees Limited, Burgundy A5 Nominees Limited and Dyal Capital Partners IV (C) LP in respect of 33,813,951 ordinary shares in Bridgepoint Group plc (the "Over-allotment Shares"), representing 15.0% of the initial size of the Offer. The Over-allotment Shares will be sold at the offer price of 350 pence per ordinary share.

 

The Company did not participate in the Over-allotment Option.

 

Giving effect to the exercise of the Over-allotment Option, the final total size of the Offer is £907 million (259,240,293 ordinary shares), in total representing 31.5 per cent. of the ordinary shares currently in issue.

 

Media Enquiries

 

Bridgepoint

Christian Jones / James Murray

Christian.jones@bridgepoint.eu

James.murray@bridgepoint.eu 

+44 (0)20 7034 3500

 

Finsbury Glover Hering (public relations adviser to Bridgepoint)

 

Roland Rudd / James Murgatroyd

Charles O'Brien / (0)20 7251 3801 / 07825 043 656

 

Anjali Unnikrishnan / 020 7251 3801 / 07826 534 233

 

Bridgepoint@Finsbury.com 

 

Important Legal Information

 

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