On 20 September 2016, Dizz Finance plc published a Prospectus in connection with the issuance of €8.0 million 5.0% unsecured bonds maturing in 2026. This bond is being guaranteed by Dizz Group of Companies Limited – the ultimate parent and holding company of the Dizz Group. The proceeds from the bonds are earmarked for the continued expansion of the Dizz Group, for the refinancing of certain bank borrowings, and for the general corporate funding of the Group.
The salient details of the new bond issue are as follows:
Interest Payment Date:
Annually on 7 October (first interest payment date is 7 October 2017)
The bonds will mature at 100% (par) on 7 October 2026.
The bonds constitute the general, direct, unconditional and unsecured obligations of the Issuer, guaranteed by the Guarantor, and shall at all times rank pari passu, without any priority or preference among themselves and with other unsecured debt of each of the Issuer and the Guarantor, if any.
The obligation of the Guarantor constitutes a general, direct and unsecured obligation of Dizz Group of Companies Limited and ranks equally with all its other existing and future unsecured obligations, except for any debts preferred by law.
Use of Proceeds:
The net proceeds from the bonds, estimated at circa €7.7 million after issuance costs, will be on-lent by the Issuer to other sister companies within the Dizz Group for the the following purposes:
(i) €2.9 million for the settlement of the outstanding amounts in relation to the acquisition of the Guess, 7 Camicie and Brooks Brothers brands by the Group; for the refurbishment and roll-out of the Max & Co and Elisabetta Franchi outlets and the Terranova megastore in Iklin; and for the acquisition of three other high-end retail franchises and related inventories and equipment;
(ii) €2.3 million for the refinancing of certain bank borrowings;
(iii) €1.2 million for part-funding the construction and development of the “Hub”; and
(iv) €1.3 million for general corporate funding purposes.
In the event that the Issuer does not receive subscriptions for the full €8.0 million on offer, it will proceed with the listing of the bonds subscribed for, provided that it collects at least €2.9 million which are intended for the acquisition of the new fashion retail brands and for the refurbishment and roll-out of the prospective new outlets as described above. Thus, should the total amount of applications received by Dizz Finance plc be less than €3.4 million, the Issuer reserves the right not to proceed with the bond issue and all applicants will be refunded accordingly at zero interest.
Private Placement Date:
Monday 26 September 2016
General Public Offer Period:
Monday 28 September 2016 to 30 September 2016
The offer period may close early due to over-subscription.
Applications must be for a minimum of €3,000 and in multiples of €1,000 thereafter.
Interested applicants are kindly requested to contact us for further information on the application procedure.
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The value of investments may increase as well as decrease and past performance is not an indication of future performance. Prospective investors are urged to read the Prospectus issued by Dizz Finance plc dated 16 September 2016 including the Risk Factors which are found in the Registration Document on pages 30 to 41 and in Section 2 of the Securities Note found on pages 87 to 89. Prospective investors are urged to consult an independent financial adviser for advice prior to investing in the Bonds.
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