Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
International Public Partnerships Ld LSE:INPP London Ordinary Share GB00B188SR50 ORD 0.01P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.20 0.12% 169.60 169.80 170.00 170.00 169.20 169.60 779,209 16:35:27
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 167.0 138.1 9.8 17.4 2,732

International Public Partnerships Proposed Issue of Equity

05/12/2019 12:08pm

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International Public Partnerships

05 December 2019

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS NOT FOR PUBLICATION, RELEASE, OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN, OR INTO, THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE SAME WOULD BE UNLAWFUL OR TO U.S. PERSONS. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR FORM PART OF ANY OFFER TO ISSUE OR SELL, OR ANY SOLICITATION OF ANY OFFER TO SUBSCRIBE OR PURCHASE, ANY INVESTMENTS IN ANY JURISDICTION.

5 December 2019

Proposed Issue of Equity

The Board of Directors (the "Board") of International Public Partnerships Limited (the "Company" and/or "INPP") is pleased to announce that in response to ongoing market demand the Company is intending to raise additional funds through the issue of ordinary shares of 0.01p each in the capital of the Company (the "New Ordinary Shares") by way of tap issuance (the "Issue"). The Issue will be made to qualifying investors through the Company's corporate broker, Numis Securities Limited ("Numis").

The Board is launching the fund raising in response to specific market demand. The additional funds will be used to repay drawn facilities. While the Board are launching the raise in response to a specific investor, the Company wishes to invite other interested investors to participate in the offer.

The Board is proposing to undertake the Issue at an Issue price per New Ordinary Share of 155.5p, which represents a premium of 6.0% to the 30 June 2019 Company's ex-dividend net asset value ("NAV").

Following recent investments the Company is currently GBP103 million drawn against its GBP400 million corporate debt facility. The Company also notes that it has c.GBP50 million of investment commitments including Rampion offshore transmission projects in its near-term pipeline and that it is confident that there is a strong pipeline of opportunities in the U.K. and overseas currently under consideration beyond this.

Given the investment commitments and investment opportunities noted above and having regard to wider market considerations the Company believes that it is appropriate at this time to raise further equity capital and expects to raise approximately GBP30m of additional equity capital at this time (but may consider raising additional amounts at its discretion and depending on shareholder demand). The additional capital will be used to pay down the existing corporate debt facility further and be applied to the additional commitments and opportunities of the Company referred to above. The New Ordinary Shares will, when issued, rank pari passu with the existing Ordinary Shares.

The Issue is expected to close at 12 noon (London time) on Friday, 6 December 2019, but may close earlier or later at the absolute discretion of the Board.

Qualified investors are invited to apply for New Ordinary Shares by contacting Numis on the contact details below. The decision to allot New Ordinary Shares to any qualified investor shall be at the absolute discretion of the Board and Numis.

Expected Timetable

 
 Fund Raise Opens                                  5 December 2019 
 Latest time and date for receipt       12 noon on 6 December 2019 
  of commitments under the Placing 
 Announcement of results of the       4.00 p.m. on 6 December 2019 
  Placing 
 Admission and dealing in New        8.00 a.m. on 10 December 2019 
  Ordinary Shares on the London 
  Stock Exchange's Main Market 
 

Certain information contained in this announcement would have constituted inside information (as defined by Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014) prior to its release as part of this announcement.

For further information:

Erica Sibree +44 (0)20 7939 0558

Amber Fund Management Limited

   Hugh Jonathan                                                                +44 (0)20 7260 1263 

Numis Securities

Important Notices

This Announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company.

No representation or warranty express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by either Amber Fund Management Limited or by Numis or by any of their respective affiliates or agents as to or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this Announcement or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or its advisers, and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.

Neither this Announcement nor anything contained herein shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any offer or commitment whatsoever in any jurisdiction.

This Announcement and the information contained herein is not for publication, release or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa, any EEA jurisdiction other than the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Denmark or any jurisdiction in which the same would be unlawful. This Announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or issue or the solicitation of an offer to buy or acquire shares in the capital of the Company.

The Company is a non-EU AIF for the purposes of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive ("AIFMD") and has not applied for permission to market New Ordinary Shares in any jurisdiction other than the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and Denmark. Investors will, by applying to acquire New Ordinary Shares, be deemed to have represented that it is lawful for them to have made such an application and to hold New Ordinary Shares and that where required by AIFMD, they have read the information made available by the Company under Article 23 of AIFMD. The additional regulatory disclosures made by the Company under Article 23 of AIFMD can be found on the INPP website at www.internationalpublicpartnerships.com/investor-information/other-publications.

Numis, which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority, is acting for the Company and is acting for no-one else in connection with the Issue and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients nor for providing advice in relation to the proposed issue or any other matter referred to herein. To the fullest extent permitted by law recipients agree that Numis shall not have any liability (direct or indirect) for or in connection with this Announcement or any matters arising out of or in connection herewith. Numis has not authorised the contents of, or any part of, this document.

This announcement does not constitute a prospectus relating to the Company and does not constitute, or form part of, any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for, any shares in the Company in any jurisdiction nor shall it, or any part of it, or the fact of its distribution, form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with or act as any inducement to enter into, any contract therefor. This announcement does not contain sufficient information to support an investment decision and investors should ensure that they obtain all relevant information before making any investment.

Members of the public are not eligible to participate in the Issue. This announcement is directed only at persons selected by Numis who are "investment professionals" falling within article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "FPO") or "high net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc" falling within article 49(2) of the FPO or to persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated under the FPO (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). Only relevant persons may participate in the Issue.

The New Ordinary Shares that are the subject of the Issue are not being offered or sold to any person in the European Economic Area (EEA), other than to persons who are both (i) "qualified investors" as defined in article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation ((EU)2017/1129) (the "Prospectus Regulation"), which includes legal entities which are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or entities which are not so regulated whose corporate purpose is solely to invest in securities and (ii) persons to whom the New Ordinary Shares may be lawfully marketed under the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (No. 2011/ 61/EU) or the applicable implementing legislation (if any) of the member state of the EEA in which such person is domiciled or in which such person has a registered office.

The New Ordinary Shares have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or with any securities regulatory authority of any State or other jurisdiction of the United States (as defined below), and accordingly may not be offered, sold or transferred within the United States of America, its territories or possessions, any State of the United States or the District of Columbia (the United States) except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, registration under the U.S. Securities Act. The Issue is being made (i) outside the United States in reliance on the exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act provided by Regulation S and (ii) to persons located inside the United States or to U.S. Persons that are "qualified institutional buyers" (as the term is defined in Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act) that are also "qualified purchasers" within the meaning of section 2(A)(51) of the U.S. Investment Company Act in reliance on an exemption from registration provided by section 4(A)(2) under the U.S. Securities Act.

The Company has not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "U.S. Investment Company Act") and investors will not be entitled to the benefits of the U.S. Investment Company Act. This Announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or issue or a solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for New Ordinary Shares in any jurisdiction including, without limitation, the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or any other jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is or may be unlawful (an "Excluded Territory"). This Announcement and the information contained therein are not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, to persons in an Excluded Territory unless permitted pursuant to an exemption under the relevant local law or regulation in any such jurisdiction.

The distribution of this Announcement, and/or the issue of New Ordinary Shares in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and/or regulation. No action has been taken by the Company, Numis or any of their respective affiliates as defined in Rule 501(b) under the U.S. Securities Act (as applicable in the context used, Affiliates) that would permit an offer of the New Ordinary Shares or possession or distribution of this Announcement or any other publicity material relating to the New Ordinary Shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons receiving this Announcement are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.

Information to Distributors

Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended ("MiFID II"); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures, in the UK being the FCA's Product Intervention and Governance Sourcebook (PROD) (together, the "MiFID II Product Governance Requirements"), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any "manufacturer" (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the New Ordinary Shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that the New Ordinary Shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of professionally advised retail investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution a) if to professionally advised retail investors, through advised distribution channels only; or b) through such distribution channels as are appropriate to professional clients and eligible counterparties, (in each case) as are permitted by MiFID II (the "Target Market Assessment"). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Distributors should note that: the price of New Ordinary Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the New Ordinary Shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in New Ordinary Shares is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Issue. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Numis will only contact prospective applicants for participation in the Issue who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to New Ordinary Shares. Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the New Ordinary Shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.

This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com.

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