FFP successfully launches its first US private bond issue (US PP)
FFP announces today that it has successfully launched its first US private
placement ("US PP"), for a total of EUR150m with a 10-year maturity (September
2030) and a 2.600% fixed annual rate.
This US PP, placed with a single high-quality institutional American investor,
Barings, will enable FFP to significantly extend the average maturity of its
debt and diversify its sources of financing. The proceeds will be used to
pursue FFP's investment strategy.
Bertrand Finet, CEO of FFP, declared : "We seized an attractive opportunity in
the current context. This new financing, aligned with the average holding
period of our assets, will enable us to strengthen our liquidity and consider
new investments, while maintaining a measured level of debt. "
FFP was advised in this transaction by Degroof Petercam and White & Case.
FFP is an investment company listed on Euronext, majority-owned by
Etablissements Peugeot Frères. FFP is one of the leading shareholders of
Peugeot SA and pursues a minority shareholdings and long- term investment
policy. FFP holds participations in listed companies (SEB, Safran, ORPEA, LISI
or SPIE), non-listed companies (Tikehau Capital Advisors, Acteon or
Total-Eren), co-investments (IHS or JAB Holding), private equity funds and real
estate (SIGNA Prime Selection or Immobilière Dassault).
This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy
the securities mentioned herein in any jurisdiction where such offer or sale
would be unlawful. Securities may not be offered or sold within the United
States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons unless they are
registered under the Securities Act or an exemption from the registration
requirements of the Securities Act is available. There is no intention to
register any securities referred to herein in the United States or to make a
public offering of the securities in the United States.