Zur Rose Group AG prices its IPO at CHF 140 per share and lists on SIX Swiss Exchange
Zur Rose Group AG (“Group”), the leading “pure play” e-commerce pharmacy in Europe, has shortened the book-building period for the Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) by one day to 4 July 2017 and set the offer price for its shares at CHF 140 per share. Following the IPO, the shares of the Group will be listed and commence trading on SIX Swiss Exchange tomorrow (6 July 2017).
The syndicate banks placed a total of 1,800,960 shares with investors on behalf of the Group. Thereof, 1,430,000 newly issued shares result from a capital increase, corresponding to CHF 200 million gross proceeds for the Group. A further 136,052 shares were provided from the holdings of members of the Board of Directors and management. The remaining 234,908 shares were over-allotted (the “Greenshoe”). These shares were sourced from existing shares lent by a shareholder. To cover such over-allotments, the Group has granted the syndicate banks a Greenshoe to purchase up to 234,908 additional shares to be created in another capital increase. The Greenshoe may be exercised partly or in full by the joint global coordinators until 5 August 2017. If the Greenshoe is fully exercised, this will add gross proceeds of CHF 33 million for the Group. The total placement volume, including Greenshoe, amounts to CHF 252 million and corresponds to 29.0 per cent of the share capital (assuming full exercise of the Greenshoe). The offer price of CHF 140 implies a total market capitalisation of CHF 871 million (assuming full exercise of the Greenshoe).
The funds raised from the IPO will be used to expand the Group’s market leadership in Germany, to expand the Group’s business into other selected European markets, to develop and invest in integrated, data-based digital solutions and monetise on the ”big data” potential provided by the Group’s business, to redeem or repurchase the CHF 50 million corporate bonds maturing in December 2017, and for other general corporate purposes.
A lock-up period of twelve months applies to members of the Board of Directors, Group management and other management members. The lock-up period for Zur Rose Group AG and KWE Beteiligungen AG is six months.
The IPO was multiple times over-subscribed across the price range given strong demand particularly from institutional investors in Europe, especially Switzerland, Germany and the United Kingdom, and the United States of America as well as from private domestic investors. Consequently, the offer price was set at CHF 140 per share, at the top end of the initially announced price range of CHF 120 to CHF 140 per share (which had been narrowed to CHF 135 to CHF 140 on 30 June 2017 thanks to the strong demand).
As a result of the IPO and the related capital increases, the total share capital of the Group will amount to CHF 35,761,820.25 divided into 6,219,447 shares with a par value of CHF 5.75 each, assuming full exercise of the Greenshoe. The free float will in that case reach 71.9 per cent of the then issued share capital, with KWE Beteiligungen AG holding approximately 14.5 per cent, Matterhorn Pharma Holding approximately 5.8 per cent and members of the Board of Directors and management approximately 7.2 per cent, respectively (the remainder being treasury shares).
The shares of Zur Rose Group AG will start trading on SIX Swiss Exchange (International Reporting Standard) tomorrow (6 July 2017) under the ticker symbol “ROSE”. Settlement is expected to take place on or around 10 July 2017.
UBS and Berenberg acted as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners for the IPO and Zürcher Kantonalbank as co-lead manager. Lilja & Co. acted as the independent adviser to the Group and Neue Helvetische Bank contributed as selling agent.
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Lisa Lüthi, Head of Corporate Communications
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Zur Rose Group
Operating under the “Zur Rose” and “DocMorris” brands, the Swiss-based Zur Rose Group is Europe’s leading pure play online pharmacy and one of Switzerland’s foremost wholesale suppliers to medical practitioners. Through its business model, it helps to ensure safe, reliable and high-quality pharmaceutical care, while also excelling in developing innovative medicines management services to increase the effectiveness of the medication process. This creation of added value, the strong focus on patients and the commitment to supply medication at low cost for the benefit of payors and patients make the Group an important strategic partner for all healthcare stakeholders.
Zur Rose Group is headquartered in Frauenfeld, from where it also serves the Swiss market. In Germany and Austria, the Group operates through subsidiaries in Heerlen (Netherlands) and Halle an der Saale (Germany). Furthermore, it holds a majority interest in BlueCare in Winterthur, the leading provider of networking systems in the Swiss healthcare market. Employing more than 800 people at its various locations, Zur Rose Group generated revenue of CHF 880 million in 2016.
The CHF 50 million corporate bond issued in November 2012 for the purpose of financing the DocMorris acquisition is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (Swiss security no. 19972936, ISIN CH0199729366, ticker symbol ZRO12). zurrosegroup.com
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