Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd., the global program underwriting management and legacy acquisitions specialist, is pleased to announce that it has conditionally raised gross proceeds of approximately £100 million through an oversubscribed placing of new Ordinary Shares to investors (the “Placing”) and is proposing to raise gross proceeds of up to a further c. £7 million by way of an open offer of new Ordinary Shares to Qualifying Shareholders (the “Open Offer” and together with the Placing, the “Placing and Open Offer”).
The Placing and Open Offer is conditional upon the passing of certain resolutions. A circular (the “Circular”) is expected to be posted on or around 8 February 2019 containing notice of a general meeting which is being convened for the purpose of considering the relevant resolutions, at 71 Fenchurch Street, Ground Floor, London EC3M 4BS on 5 March 2019 at 11.00 a.m. and setting out the details of the Open Offer. A copy of the Circular will also be available from the Company’s website at: http://www.rqih.com/.
A total of 65,359,477 new Ordinary Shares in the Company have been placed by Numis Securities Limited (“Numis”) and Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited (“Shore Capital”) (together, the “Joint Brokers”) pursuant to the Placing at a price of 153 pence per Placing Share (the “Issue Price”), raising total gross proceeds of approximately £100 million. The Placing Shares represent approximately 52 per cent. of the issued ordinary share capital of R&Q prior to the Placing.
In addition, in order to provide Qualifying Shareholders with an opportunity to participate at the Issue Price, the Company is making the Open Offer to all Qualifying Shareholders for up to 4,499,438 new Ordinary Shares on the basis of 1 new Open Offer Share for every 28 existing Ordinary Shares held on the Record Date. The total gross proceeds of the Open Offer will be approximately £7 million if the Open Offer is subscribed for in full.