SECO ANNUNCIA L’INTENZIONE DI QUOTARSI SUL MERCATO TELEMATICO AZIONARIO ORGANIZZATO E GESTITO DA BORSA ITALIANA S.P.A.

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Arezzo, 12 aprile 2021– SECO S.p.A. (“SECO” o la “Società”) rende nota la propria intenzione di procedere alla quotazione delle proprie azioni ordinarie (le “Azioni”) sul Mercato Telematico Azionario, organizzato e gestito da Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (la “Quotazione”), e ricorrendone i presupposti, sul segmento STAR.

È previsto che il flottante richiesto ai fini della Quotazione sia realizzato attraverso un collocamento istituzionale (l’“Offerta”) di azioni ordinarie (le “Azioni”) riservato ad investitori qualificati in Italia e nello Spazio Economico Europeoe investitori istituzionali esteri al di fuori degli Stati Uniti d’America, ai sensi della Regulation Sdello United States Securities Act del 1933, come successivamente modificato (il “Securities Act”), e, negli Stati Uniti d’America, limitatamente ai Qualified Institutional Buyersai sensi della Rule 144Adel Securities Act, con esclusione di quei Paesi nei quali l’Offerta non sia consentita in assenza di autorizzazione da parte delle competenti autorità, in conformità con le leggi vigenti, o di esenzioni di legge o regolamentari applicabili.

È previsto che l'Offerta abbia ad oggettomassimen.37.773.000 Azioni, delle quali:

(i) massime n.27.000.000 azioni di nuova emissione rivenienti da un aumento di capitale con esclusione del diritto di opzione (l'”Aumento di Capitale"); e

(ii) massime n.10.773.000 azioni ordinarie esistenti, poste in venditada parte dei seguenti azionisti della Società: (a) i co-fondatori Daniele Conti e Luciano Secciani e le loro famiglie, attraverso le rispettive società veicolo (DSA S.r.l., HSE S.r.l. e HCS S.r.l.); (b) Lomarini & Lomarini Consultant S.a.s. di Lomarini Luciano & C. e SPEM S.r.l.; (c) Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR S.p.A., gestoredel fondo "FITEC" (giàFII Tech Growth),

Nell'ambito dell'Offerta, è previsto che DSA S.r.l., HSE S.r.l., HCS S.r.l. e Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR S.p.A. concedanoai Coordinatori dell’Offerta un'opzione greenshoe per massime n. 5.665.950 Azioni, corrispondenti ad una quota pari a circa il 15,0% dell'Offerta.

La struttura finale dell’Offerta sarà determinata in prossimità dell’avvio della stessa. 2

 

Alla data del presente comunicato, si prevede che ad esito dell’Offerta, in caso di integrale esercizio dell’opzione greenshoe, il flottante massimo sarà pari a circa40-45% del capitale sociale di SECO.

I proventi derivanti dall’Aumento di Capitale saranno utilizzati dalla Società per supportare l’attuazione del proprio piano strategico triennale tramite consolidamento e crescita sui mercati internazionali.Tale strategia include la realizzazione di mirate operazioni di acquisizione – anche rilevanti - volte a entrare in nuovi mercati geografici, aumentare la base clienti e dotare SECO, e il gruppo ad essa facente capo,di nuove competenze.

Compatibilmente con le condizioni di mercato e subordinatamente all’ottenimento delle approvazioni richieste da parte di Borsa Italiana e CONSOB, alla data del presente comunicato si ritiene che l’Offerta possa essere avviata nel corso del secondotrimestre del 2021.

Nell'ambito dell’Offerta, Goldman Sachs International e Mediobanca –Banca di CreditoFinanziario S.p.A. agiranno in qualità di joint global coordinatore joint bookrunner(i“Coordinatori dell’Offerta”). Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A. agisce inoltre in qualità di sponsor ai fini della Quotazione.

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Descrizione del Gruppo SECO

SECO è un centro di eccellenza nel campo dell'innovazione e integrazione tecnologica. Da oltre quarant’anni, l'azienda opera nel mercato dell'alta tecnologia, progettando, sviluppando e producendo soluzioni tecnologiche proprietarie all'avanguardia per clienti industriali. I prodotti SECO spaziano dai computer miniaturizzati alle soluzioni hardware standard o custom, soluzioni complete ad alta tecnologia e sistemi integrati hardware-software per mercati finali altamente diversificati, tra cui il medicale, l'automazione industriale, l’aerospaziale e la difesa, il wellness e il vending. Inoltre, l'azienda ha ulteriormente ampliato la propria gamma di prodotti lungo la catena del valore con il lancio di CLEA, una Platform as A Service (i.e. PaaS) proprietaria, che fornisce servizi e soluzioni per applicazioni nell'ambito dell'Internet of Things ("IoT") permettendo ai clienti di gestire i propri IoT Endpoints in modo efficiente, efficace e semplice. Con oltre 450 dipendenti e un fatturato di Euro 76,1 milioni al 31 dicembre 2020, SECO opera su scala globale con uffici in Europa, Nord America e Asia, oltre a stabilimenti produttivi in Italia e Cina, servendo oltre 200 clienti blue-chip leader nei rispettivi settori. Le capacità di R&S di SECO sono ulteriormente rafforzate da partnership strategiche di lunga durata con i principali tech giants e dalla collaborazione con università, centri di ricerca e start-up innovative. SECO è partecipata dal Fondo Italiano Tecnologia e Crescita, gestito dal Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR.

Per maggiori informazioni: www.seco.com

 

Contacts:

SECO SpA
Marco Parisi
Head of Investor Relations
Tel. +39 0575 26979
investor.relations@seco.com

 

COMMUNITY GROUP
Lea Calvo Platero
Tel. +39 3357357146
seco@communitygroup.it

 

 

 

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This announcement does not constitute an offer for sale of, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or subscribe for, any securities in the United States. No securities of the Company have been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Company does not intend to register any of the securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States. There will be no public offering of the securities in the United States or elsewhere.

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Certain figures contained in this document, including financial information, have been subject to rounding adjustments. Accordingly, in certain instances, the sum or percentage change of the numbers contained in this document may not conform exactly with the total figure given. 4

 

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