Saturday 24 August, 2019

Sagicor raises over $4 billion for Barita Investments

Mischa McLeod-Hines, Assistant Vice President – Capital Markets, Sagicor Investments.

Mischa McLeod-Hines, Assistant Vice President – Capital Markets, Sagicor Investments.

Sagicor Investments recently raised $4.065 billion for clients Barita Investments Limited (BIL) after closing a non-renounceable Rights Issue.

The brokerage house acted as arranger and broker for the transaction which allowed existing BIL shareholders an opportunity to purchase an additional 262,280,484 ordinary shares in the company. The shares being allotted allowed shareholders access to 10 additional shares for every 17 shares owned.

Each new share was offered at a cost of $15.50. Stockholders were also invited to purchase shares from the excess pool which had a total of 45,911,296 shares for the offering.

The excess pool amount was oversubscribed when an additional 15,845,674 shares were applied for.  

“Sagicor Investments is pleased to have been able to lead and conduct this transaction on behalf of longtime clients, Barita Investments. The overwhelming request for excess shares speaks to the confidence the shareholders have in the company’s vision and strategies,” Mischa McLeod-Hines, Assistant Vice President – Capital Markets, Sagicor Investments said.

“We were happy to have been a part of a transaction which gave shareholders the ability to increase their equity holding within the company,” she added. “Our aim at Sagicor Investments is to generate opportunities for all Jamaicans to create, preserve and grow their wealth. In doing this we expect to build a stronger and vibrant Jamaican economy".

The invitation to the rights issue was opened on February, with the splitting date in March. Its close date was March 18, 2019, while the excess pool closed on March 25, 2019.

 

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