DGAP-News: Voltage BidCo GmbH
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Carlyle announces intention to launch Public Delisting Offer for remaining Schaltbau shares
Carlyle is convinced that the long-term growth strategy can best be achieved after a potential delisting of the Schaltbau shares. In the investment agreement concluded with Carlyle for the Takeover Offer, the Executive Board of Schaltbau has declared its willingness to support a delisting of all Schaltbau shares if this is in the Company's best interest.
Voltage BidCo will offer remaining shareholders of Schaltbau a cash consideration amounting to EUR 53.50 per Schaltbau share which Voltage BidCo expects to correspond to the statutory minimum price. This corresponds to the consideration under the Takeover Offer, which has as of today already been accepted for more than 75% of the Schaltbau shares.
The Offer will be unconditional. The acceptance period will be four weeks. The delisting offer is expected to commence in a timely manner after completion of the current Takeover Offer.
The planned delisting may have extensive and lasting consequences for the Schaltbau shares and remaining shareholders of Schaltbau. Schaltbau shareholders who will not accept the Offer will, after effectiveness of the delisting application, no longer have access to a regulated market for the Schaltbau shares, which may detrimentally affect the ability to trade in Schaltbau shares. Furthermore, it cannot be ruled out that the stock market price for Schaltbau shares will be negatively affected by the application for and the effectiveness of the delisting.
The definite terms of the Offer will be included in the offer document which will be published on the internet following the approval of the publication by BaFin. The acceptance period will begin after publication of the offer document.
The offer document and all other information about the Offer will be published on the following website:
Lutz Golsch, FTI Consulting, +49 173 6517710, email@example.com
Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With USD 276 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2021, Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs nearly 1,800 people in 27 offices across five continents.
Further information is available at www.carlyle.com.
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This announcement is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares in the Company. The Offer itself as well as its terms and conditions and further provisions concerning the Offer will be set out in the offer document in detail after the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) has permitted the publication of the offer document. Investors and holders of shares in the Company are strongly advised to thoroughly read the offer document and all other relevant documents regarding the Offer upon their availability since they will contain important information.
The Offer will exclusively be subject to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and certain applicable provisions of securities laws of the United States of America. Any agreement that is entered into as a result of accepting the Offer will be exclusively governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and is to be interpreted in accordance with such laws.
07.10.2021 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.