Announcement of increase in number of shares offered to retail investors in Empower IPO
Announcement of increase in number of shares offered to retail investors in Empower IPONovember 8, 2022
- Retail Tranche increased from 100,000,000 ordinary shares to 300,000,000 ordinary shares due to significant demand and oversubscription from retail investors
- The Qualified Investors Tranche will be reduced from 1,900,000,000 ordinary shares to 1,700,000,000 ordinary shares
- The Offering size remains unchanged at 2,000,000,000 ordinary shares, implying a deal size of 20.0% of the existing share capital
- The subscription period for the UAE Retail Offering as well as the Qualified Investors Offering remains unchanged – the subscription period for the UAE Retail Offering closed yesterday, 7th November, while that for the Qualified Investors Offering closes today, 8th November
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation PJSC (“Empower” or the “Company”), today announces that, following approval from the Securities and Commodities Authority (“SCA”), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority PJSC (“DEWA”) and Emirates Power Investment LLC (“Emirates Power”), an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Holding LLC (“Dubai Holding”), (together the “Selling Shareholders”) have exercised their right to increase the number of shares offered in the First Tranche of Empower’s initial public offering (“IPO” or the “Offering”) from 100,000,000 ordinary shares to 300,000,000 ordinary shares, following significant demand and oversubscription from retail investors.
This will result in the Qualified Investors Tranche being reduced from 1,900,000,000 ordinary shares to 1,700,000,000 ordinary shares. The Offer size remains unchanged at 20.0% of Empower’s share capital, with DEWA and Emirates Power continuing to own 56.0% and 24.0% of Empower’s existing share capital respectively following the Offering.
Based on the previously announced price range of AED 1.31 to AED 1.33 per share, the Retail Tranche will now be between AED 393mn and AED 399mn (approximately US$ 107mn and US$ 109mn), representing 15% of the total deal size.
The new Retail Tranche size was determined by the Selling Shareholders and follows the announcement on 4 November 2022 to increase the offer size to 20.0%.
The subscription period remains unchanged, with closing dates on 7 November 2022, for UAE Retail Investors and on 8 November 2022 for Qualified Investors. Empower is expected to list on the Dubai Financial Market (“DFM”) on 15 November 2022.