Announcement of increase in offer size in Empower IPO to 15%
Announcement of increase in offer size in Empower IPO to 15%November 1, 2022
- New Offering size of 1,500,000,000 ordinary shares, implying a new deal size of 15.0% of the existing share capital (up from 10.0%)
- The decision to increase the offering size was determined after strong investor demand and oversubscription
- The Qualified Investors Tranche (referred to as “Second Tranche” in the UAE prospectus) will increase from 900,000,000 ordinary shares to 1,400,000,000 ordinary shares
- The Retail Tranche will remain unchanged at AED131m to AED133m
- The subscription period for the UAE Retail Offering as well as the Qualified Investors Offering remains unchanged and will close on 7th November and 8th November respectively
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation PJSC (“Empower” or the “Company”), today announces that, following approval from the 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 Empower’s initial public offering (“IPO” or the “Offering”) from 1,000,000,000 ordinary shares to 1,500,000,000 ordinary shares, which would result in an increase in the Offer Size from 10.0% to 15.0% of Empower’s share capital, with DEWA and Emirates Power continuing to own 59.5% and 25.5% of Empower’s existing share capital respectively following the Offering.
Empower has also received approval from the SCA to increase the size of the tranche reserved for qualified investors (defined as “Second Tranche” in the UAE Local Prospectus) from 9.0% (representing 900,000,000 shares) to 14.0% (representing 1,400,000,000 shares). The First Tranche will remain unchanged at 100,000,000 shares.
The new offering size was determined by the Selling Shareholders, following Empower’s decision to set the offer price range at between AED 1.31 and AED 1.33 per ordinary share on 31 October 2022, providing investors with a highly attractive value proposition. The Selling Shareholders reserve the right to amend the size of the Offering tranches, as well as the size of the Offering at any time prior to the end of the subscription period at their discretion, subject to obtaining SCA’s approval.
The subscription period for the Empower IPO remains unchanged. The UAE Retail Offering subscription period is expected to run from 31 October 2022 to 7 November 2022, with the Qualified Investors Offering subscription period expected to run from 31 October 2022 to 8 November 2022.
Subject to market conditions and obtaining relevant regulatory approvals in the UAE, including approval of Admission to listing and trading on the DFM, Empower is expected to commence trading on the Dubai Financial Market (“DFM”) on 15 November 2022, under the symbol “EMPOWER” and ISIN AEE01134E227. The Company’s starting market capitalisation at listing is expected to be between AED 13,100m (c.US$ 3,567m) and AED 13,300m (c.US$ 3,622m).
Investors who participated in the UAE Retail Offering will be notified of their allocation of shares via SMS no later than 14 November 2022.