3i exits NORMA Group - Placement of 5,314,341 million shares with institutional investors
3i and funds managed by 3i (“3i”), the largest shareholder in NORMA Group AG (“NORMA”), announce that, following the IPO of NORMA in April 2011 and a placement in September 2012, they have today placed 5,314,341 ordinary shares of NORMA for a price of EUR 20.50 per share with institutional investors in an accelerated bookbuilding process, which was significantly oversubscribed.
This placement represents the entire remaining stake of 16.7 percent held by 3i. Accordingly, 3i is no longer a shareholder in NORMA. Berenberg Bank acted as Bookrunner.
During 3i’s investment, NORMA grew from a formerly family-owned business into a market leader in engineered joining technology. After its investment in 2006, 3i supported NORMA’s merger with Swedish ABA Group and its subsequent acquisitions of Breeze and R.G. Ray. This enabled the company to expand its product range and significantly grow its international exposure, which lead to NORMA’s successful IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in April 2011.
Ulf von Haacke, Partner and Managing Director of 3i Germany, commented: ‘3i is very proud to have contributed to the success of NORMA which has grown from a regional player in Germany to an undisputed international leader in its market.’
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