TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (TSX: CF) (the “Company”) announces today the preliminary results of its substantial issuer bid (the “Offer”) to repurchase for cancellation up to $100.0 million of its common shares (the “Common Shares”). The offer expired at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 27, 2022.
All of the terms and conditions of the Offer have been complied with or waived and, based on a preliminary count by Computershare Investor Services Inc. (the “Depositary”), the Company expects to take up and purchase for cancellation 6,451,612 Common Shares at a purchase price of $15.50 per Common Share (the “Purchase Price”), for aggregate consideration of approximately $100 million. The Common Shares expected to be purchased under the Offer represent approximately 6.1% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares on a non-diluted basis as at December 22, 2021, when the terms of the Offer were announced. After giving effect to the Offer, approximately 99,426,068 Common Shares are expected to be issued and outstanding.
The Offer was made by way of a “modified Dutch auction” which allowed shareholders who chose to participate in the Offer to individually select the price, within a price range of not less than $15.50 per Common Share and not more than $16.50 per Common Share (in increments of $0.10 per Common Share), at which they were willing to sell their Common Shares.
Based on the Depositary’s preliminary count, approximately 13,343,324 Common Shares were tendered to the Offer. As the Offer was oversubscribed, shareholders who made auction tenders at a price of $15.50 per Common Share and purchase price tenders are expected to have approximately 82% of their successfully tendered Common Shares purchased by the Company, other than “odd lot” tenders, which are not subject to proration. Shareholders who made auction tenders at a price in excess of $15.50 per Common Share will have their Common Shares returned by the Depositary.
The number of Common Shares to be purchased under the Offer and the Purchase Price are preliminary, subject to verification by the Depositary and assume that all Common Shares tendered through notices of guaranteed delivery will be delivered within the two trading day settlement period. The Company will announce the final results following completion of take-up of the Common Shares.
The full details of the Offer are described in the offer to purchase and issuer bid circular dated December 22, 2021, as well as the related letter of transmittal and notice of guaranteed delivery, copies of which were filed and are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
This news release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell Common Shares.
ABOUT CANACCORD GENUITY GROUP INC.
Through its principal subsidiaries, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (the “Company”) is a leading independent, full-service financial services firm, with operations in two principal segments of the securities industry: wealth management and capital markets. Since its establishment in 1950, the Company has been driven by an unwavering commitment to building lasting client relationships. We achieve this by generating value for our individual, institutional and corporate clients through comprehensive investment solutions, brokerage services and investment banking services. The Company has wealth management offices located in Canada, the UK, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and Australia. The Company’s international capital markets division operates in North America, UK & Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is publicly traded under the symbol CF on the TSX.
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