DGAP-News: Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG / Key word(s): Miscellaneous
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PRESS RELEASE 17 May 2018
RMM SA sells up to 3.91% of Biocartis Group NV's outstanding shares
RMM SA, an investment company, currently holding 7.77% of the outstanding shares in Biocartis Group NV ("Biocartis"), today announces that it will sell up to approx. 50% (up to 2,000,000 shares) of its stake in an accelerated bookbuilding process to international institutional investors only. This represents up to 3.91% of Biocartis issued share capital.
RMM SA agreed to a lock-up of 90 days (subject to customary exemptions) for its remaining shares. The placement will start immediately and is expected to be completed later today. RMM SA is connected with Rudi Mariën, former director of Biocartis.
Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG will be acting as Sole Bookrunner in the Transaction. The Transaction is subject to certain customary conditions precedent.
The information was submitted for publication at 17:40 CEST on 17 May 2018 by RMM SA.
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