Immobel SA/NV (“Immobel”) sold 100,000 treasury shares (the “Shares”), representing approximately 1.0% of Immobel’s share capital, to Alychlo NV, the investment company of Marc Coucke. The Shares have been sold on 18 December 2020 at 2 pm CET at a price of €64,40 per share in an over-the-counter transaction.
Following the sale, the free float will increase to approximately 38% and the number of treasury shares will be reduced to 282,527 treasury shares, corresponding to approximately 2.8% of Immobel’s share capital. A transparency declaration will be published in this respect.
“We are very proud to welcome Marc Coucke as a shareholder of Immobel,” said Marnix Galle, Executive Chairman of Immobel. “We are looking forward to this promising collaboration”.
Marc Coucke, Chairman of Alychlo NV: “With this investment, Alychlo confirms its commitment to top companies from the Belgian economy. Alychlo strongly believes in Immobel’s focus on sustainable and innovative project developments”.
On top of this equity investment, Alychlo NV has also committed to investing an amount of €10 million in the Immobel Belux Office Development Fund. This Fund, which is currently being set up, will offer institutional and qualified investors the opportunity to invest together with Immobel in the development of sustainable and contemporary office buildings in Brussels and Luxembourg.
Berenberg acted as placement agent in the transaction of treasury shares.
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