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Monday 02 December, 2019

Connect Bidco Ltd

Statement by Bidco relating to additional evidence

RNS Number : 3937V
Connect Bidco Limited
02 December 2019
 

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2 December 2019

Recommended cash acquisition of

Inmarsat Plc ("Inmarsat")

by

Connect Bidco Limited ("Bidco")

 a newly incorporated entity owned by a consortium of (i) funds advised by Apax; (ii) funds advised by Warburg Pincus or its affiliates; (iii) Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; and (iv) Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Statement by Bidco in relation to additional evidence

Bidco announces that it has provided to the Court, and to a law firm representing certain contesting shareholders, evidence in connection with the Court Hearing scheduled for 3 and 4 December 2019.

As required by the Takeover Panel, the evidence is available at: http://inmarsatbidcoinfo.com

Evidence provided by Bidco and other interested parties will be considered at the Court Hearing to sanction the Scheme in respect of the recommended Acquisition of Inmarsat by Bidco.

Unless otherwise defined, all capitalised terms in this announcement shall have the meaning given to them in the scheme document dated 18 April 2019 (the "Scheme Document").

Website Publication

A copy of this announcement will be made available on Inmarsat's website at https://investors.inmarsat.com and on Bidco's website at http://inmarsatbidcoinfo.com.

Enquiries:

Apax

Andrew Kenny

 

+44 20 7872 6371

James Madsen

Matthew Goodman

+44 20 7952 2000

 

Todd Fogarty

 

+1 212 521 4854

 

Warburg Pincus

Julie Foster

 

+44 20 7306 3816

Paul Durman

+44 20 7186 8890

 

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Steve McCool

Darryl Konynenbelt

 

+44 203 947 3002
+1 416 972 8389  

 

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Lori McLeod

Neil Maitland

 

 

+1 (416) 730-7207

+44 203 7551 674

UBS Investment Bank (Lead Financial Adviser to Bidco and the Consortium)

Christian Lesueur

Jonathan Rowley

Jonathan Retter

 



+44 207 567 8000

Merrill Lynch International (Financial Adviser to Bidco and the Consortium)

Emmanuel Hibou

Geoffrey Iles

 



+44 20 7628 1000

Barclays (Financial Adviser to Bidco and the Consortium)

Osvaldo Ramos

Gaurav Gooptu

 



+44 20 7623 2323

Further information

This announcement is for information purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute, or form part of, an offer, invitation or the solicitation of an offer to purchase, subscribe for, otherwise acquire, sell or otherwise dispose of any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to the Acquisition or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. This announcement does not constitute a prospectus or a prospectus equivalent document.

The Acquisition is made solely pursuant to the terms of the Scheme Document, which, together with the Forms of Proxy, contains the full terms and conditions of the Scheme.

This announcement has been prepared for the purpose of complying with English law and the Takeover Code and the information disclosed may not be the same as that which would have been disclosed if this announcement had been prepared in accordance with the laws and regulations of jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom.

The Acquisition will be subject to the applicable requirements of the Takeover Code, the Panel, the London Stock Exchange ("LSE") and the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA").

Important notices about financial advisers

UBS AG London Branch ("UBS") is authorised and regulated by the Financial Market Supervisory Authority in Switzerland. It is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority ("PRA") and subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom. UBS is acting as financial adviser to Bidco and the Consortium and no one else in connection with the matters set out in this announcement. In connection with such matters, UBS, its affiliates, and its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents will not regard any person other than Bidco and the Consortium as their client, nor will they be responsible to any other person for providing the protections afforded to their clients or for providing advice in relation to the contents of this announcement or any other matter referred to herein.

Merrill Lynch International, a subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation ("Merrill Lynch"), is acting exclusively for Bidco and the Consortium in connection with the matters referred to in this announcement and for no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than Bidco and the Consortium for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the matters described in this announcement.

Barclays Bank PLC, acting through its investment bank ("Barclays"), which is authorised by the PRA and regulated by the FCA and the PRA in the United Kingdom, is acting exclusively for Bidco and the Consortium and no one else in connection with the matters referred to in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Bidco and the Consortium for providing the protections afforded to clients of Barclays nor for providing advice in relation to the Acquisition or any other matter referred to in this announcement.

Publication on website

A copy of this announcement will be available on Bidco's website at http://inmarsatbidcoinfo.com by no later than 12 noon (London time) on 3 December 2019 (being the first Business Day following the date of this announcement).

The contents of Bidco's website are not incorporated into and do not form part of this announcement.


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