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Thursday 14 October, 2021

Downing Renew& Infra

Result of Placing and PrimaryBid Offer

RNS Number : 0195P
Downing Renewables & Infrastructure
14 October 2021
 

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14 October 2 021

 

Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust plc 

("DORE" or "the Company")

Result of Placing and PrimaryBid Offer

 

 

Further to the Company's announcements on 29 September 2021 and 8 October 2021, Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust plc announces that, subject only to Admission, it will issue a total of 14,508,487 New Ordinary Shares, raising gross proceeds of c.£14.87 million pursuant to the Placing and the PrimaryBid Offer.

 

A total of 14,196,197 Placing Shares (c.£14.55 million) in the Company have been placed with new and existing investors at an Issue Price of 102.5 pence per Ordinary Share. In addition, a total of 312,290 New Ordinary Shares (c.£320,000) in the Company will be issued pursuant to the PrimaryBid Offer, at the Issue Price of 102.5 pence per Ordinary Share.

 

The Investment Manager intends to deploy the net proceeds of the Placing and the PrimaryBid Offer, in conjunction with the remaining proceeds of the IPO, into investment opportunities contained within its pipeline. In addition to this, the Investment Manager is also currently exploring options to optimise the existing capital structure of the Company's portfolio, including the inception of a revolving credit facility.

 

Applications have been made for the new Ordinary Shares to be issued pursuant to the Placing and the PrimaryBid Offer to be admitted to the premium listing segment of the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities. It is expected that Admission will take place at 8.00 a.m. on 19 October 2021 and that dealings in the new Ordinary Shares will commence at the same time. The new Ordinary Shares will, when issued, be credited as fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing issued Ordinary Shares including the right to receive all dividends and other distributions declared, made or paid after their date of issue.

 

Following Admission, the total issued share capital of the Company will be 137,008,487   Ordinary Shares. The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in treasury. Therefore the total number of voting rights in the Company will be 137,008,487   and this figure may be used by Shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change in their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

 

Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalised terms in this announcement shall have the meaning given to them in the announcements of the Company dated 29 September 2021 and 8 October 2021.

 

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Contact details:

 

Downing LLP  - Investment Manager to the Company

Tom Williams

 

+44 (0)20 3954 9908

Singer Capital Markets  - Corporate Broker and Bookrunner

Robert Peel, Alan Ray, Alaina Wong, Asha Chotai (Investment Banking)

Sam Greatrex, Alan Geeves, James Waterlow, Paul Glover (Sales)

 

+44 (0)20 7496 3000

 

 

TB Cardew  - Public relations advisor to the Company

Ed Orlebar

Tania Wild

 

+44 (0)20 7930 0777

+44 (0)7738 724 630 / +44 (0)7425 536 903

[email protected]

 

About Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust plc (DORE)

 

DORE is a closed-end investment trust that aims to provide investors with an attractive and sustainable level of income, with an element of capital growth, by investing in a diversified portfolio of renewable energy and infrastructure assets in the UK and Northern Europe. DORE has been awarded the London Stock Exchange's Green Economy Mark in recognition of its contribution to the global 'Green Economy'.

 

The Board classifies DORE as a sustainable fund with a core objective of accelerating the transition to net zero through its investments, compiling and operating a diversified portfolio of renewable energy and infrastructure assets to help facilitate the transition to a more sustainable future. The Company believes that this directly contributes to climate change mitigation.

 

DORE's strategy, which focuses on diversification by geography, technology, revenue and project stage, is designed to increase the stability of revenues and the consistency of income to shareholders. For further details please visit  www.doretrust.com  

 

LEI: 2138004JHBJ7RHDYDR62 

 

About Downing LLP

 

Downing LLP is a London-based investment management firm. It has over 25,000 investors and has raised over £1.7 billion into businesses across a range of sectors, from renewable energy, care homes, health clubs, and children's nurseries, to technology and sports nutrition. Downing has a demonstrable track record in renewables, having made more than 130 investments into solar parks, wind farms and hydroelectric plants since 2010. 

 

For further details please visit  www.downing.co.uk

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

This Announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of MAR. Upon publication of this Announcement, the inside information is now considered to be in the public domain for the purposes of MAR.

 

The information contained in this Announcement is for information purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this Announcement or its accuracy, fairness or completeness.

 

This Announcement is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America. This Announcement is not an offer of securities for sale into the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) and may not be offered or sold in the United States, except pursuant to an applicable exemption from, or a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States.

 

The Company has not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940 (the "Investment Company Act") and, as such, holders of the new Ordinary Shares will not be entitled to the benefits of the Investment Company Act. No offer, sale, resale, pledge, delivery, distribution or transfer of the new Ordinary Shares may be made except under circumstances that will not result in the Company being required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Ac.

 

This Announcement is not for release, publication or public distribution, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of South Africa or to any member state of the EEA or any jurisdiction in which the release, publication or distribution of this Announcement would be unlawful. The distribution of this Announcement may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons into whose possession any document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

 

This Announcement does not constitute a prospectus or offering memorandum or an offer in respect of any securities and is not intended to provide the basis for any decision in respect of the Company or other evaluation of any securities of the Company or any other entity and should not be considered as a recommendation that any investor should subscribe for or purchase any such securities.

 

This Announcement has been issued by, and is the sole responsibility of, the Company. No undertaking, representation, warranty or other assurance, express or implied, is made or given by or on behalf of the Company, Downing LLP or Singer Capital Markets Securities Limited ("Singer Capital Markets") or any of their respective directors, officers, partners, employees, agents or advisers or any other person as to the accuracy or completeness of the information or opinions contained in this Announcement and no responsibility or liability is accepted by any of them for any such information or opinions or for any errors, omissions or misstatements, negligence or otherwise in this Announcement.

 

Singer Capital Markets, which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the FCA, is acting exclusively for the Company and no-one else in connection with the Placing. Singer Capital Markets will not regard any other person as its client in relation to the Placing and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients, nor for providing advice in relation to the Placing, the contents of this Announcement or any transaction, arrangement or other matter referred to herein.

 

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Certain statements in this Announcement are forward-looking statements which are based on the Company's expectations, intentions and projections regarding its future performance, anticipated events or trends and other matters that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements, which may use words such as "aim", "anticipate", "believe", "could", "intend", "estimate", "expect" and words of similar meaning, include all matters that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause the actual results of operations, financial condition, liquidity and dividend policy and the development of the industries in which the Company's businesses operate to differ materially from the impression created by the forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given those risks and uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of such statements and, except as required by the FCA, the London Stock Exchange or applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

 

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