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Prime Opp Inv Grp - Statement re Possible Offer

RNS Number : 4788P
Prime Opportunities Inv Group
29 May 2018
 

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF THAT JURISDICTION.

 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF A FIRM INTENTION TO MAKE AN OFFER UNDER RULE 2.7 OF THE CITY CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS (THE "CODE"). THERE CAN BE NO CERTAINTY THAT AN OFFER WILL BE MADE OR AS TO THE TERMS ON WHICH ANY OFFER MIGHT BE MADE.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

29 May 2018

 

Possible cash offer for IWG plc

 

Prime Opportunities Investment Group, LLC ("Prime Opportunities") announces that it has made an approach to IWG plc ("IWG" or the "Company") regarding a possible cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of the Company by a consortium to be led by Prime Opportunities (the "Consortium") (the "Proposal") which has been rejected by the Company. Prime Opportunities continues to actively consider the possibility of making an offer for IWG and is confident in its ability to submit a further proposal to IWG's board for its consideration in due course.

 

There can be no certainty that any offer will be made, nor as to the terms of any such offer.

 

In accordance with Rule 2.6(a) of the Code, the Consortium is required, by not later than 5.00 p.m. on 26 June 2018, being 28 days after today's date, to either announce a firm intention to make an offer for the Company in accordance with Rule 2.7 of the Code or announce that it does not intend to make an offer, in which case the announcement will be treated as a statement to which Rule 2.8 of the Code applies. This deadline can be extended with the consent of the Takeover Panel (the "Panel") in accordance with Rule 2.6(c) of the Code.

 

 

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Enquiries:




Prime Opportunities

Tel: +1 (310) 295 2212

Pouya David Yadegar


Mariana Dawson




Numis Securities (Financial Adviser to Prime Opportunities)

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7260 1000

Alex Ham


Stuart Ord


Freddie Naylor-Leyland


 

About Prime Opportunities Investment Group, LLC.

 

Prime Opportunities is an investment group based in Los Angeles, California with a prominent real estate family office background specializing in the purchase and development of multifamily and retail real estate assets in high-end areas of Los Angeles County such as Beverly Hills and Brentwood. The family office invests with a long-term perspective and has accumulated prized real estate assets over the past 40 years.

 

Notice related to financial adviser

 

Numis Securities Limited ("Numis"), which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, is acting exclusively for Prime Opportunities as financial adviser in relation to the possible offer for IWG and is not acting for any other person in relation to such possible offer for IWG. Numis will not be responsible to anyone other than Prime Opportunities for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the contents of this announcement or any possible offer for IWG or arrangement referred to herein.

 

Disclosure requirements of the Code

 

Under Rule 8.3(a) of the Code, any person who is interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of an offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror (being any offeror other than an offeror in respect of which it has been announced that its offer is, or is likely to be, solely in cash) must make an Opening Position Disclosure following the commencement of the offer period and, if later, following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. An Opening Position Disclosure must contain details of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s). An Opening Position Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(a) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the commencement of the offer period and, if appropriate, by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. Relevant persons who deal in the relevant securities of the offeree company or of a securities exchange offeror prior to the deadline for making an Opening Position Disclosure must instead make a Dealing Disclosure.

 

Under Rule 8.3(b) of the Code, any person who is, or becomes, interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror must make a Dealing Disclosure if the person deals in any relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror. A Dealing Disclosure must contain details of the dealing concerned and of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s), save to the extent that these details have previously been disclosed under Rule 8. A Dealing Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(b) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the business day following the date of the relevant dealing.

 

If two or more persons act together pursuant to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or informal, to acquire or control an interest in relevant securities of an offeree company or a securities exchange offeror, they will be deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.

 

Opening Position Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company and by any offeror and Dealing Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company, by any offeror and by any persons acting in concert with any of them (see Rules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.4).

 

Details of the offeree and offeror companies in respect of whose relevant securities Opening Position Disclosures and Dealing Disclosures must be made can be found in the Disclosure Table on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk, including details of the number of relevant securities in issue, when the offer period commenced and when any offeror was first identified. You should contact the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit on +44 (0)20 7638 0129 if you are in any doubt as to whether you are required to make an Opening Position Disclosure or a Dealing Disclosure.

 


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