Clariane annonces two capital increases totalling c. €328 million, to strengthen its fi- nancial structure with the investment of a new major shareholder alongside Credit Agricole Assurances: the group HLD Europe

Clariane Group


The group HLD Europe plans to enter the capital of Clariane with an investment representing a shareholding of 20%, through a reserved capital increase that will be submitted to the vote of the next General Meeting of shareholders on 10th June and subject to the approval of an admission prospectus by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.

HLD Europe will subscribe €74.1 million of the reserved capital increase. The investment funds Flat Footed and Leima Valeurs, presently owning respectively 8.6 % et 5.0% of the Group's capital also plan to participate in this reserved capital increase for c. €15 million for Flat Footed and c. €3 million for Leima Valeurs. The reserved capital increase will therefore be for a total amount of € 92.1 million. 

HLD Europe, Flat Footed and Leima Valeurs have commited to invest, together with Crédit Agricole Assurances, in the capital increase with preferential subscription rights voted by the General Meeting of the shareholders on 26th March 2024. This capital increase for an maximum amount of c. €236 million, will be launched following the reserved capital increase and on condition that the reserved capital increase is voted by the shareholders and the approval of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers. 

Following these capital increases, the maximum holding of each of these shareholders will be less than 30% of the capital and voting rights.These capital increases will be the third part of Clariane's plan to reduce its debt and strengthen its financial structure, as well pursue as its long-term development strategy, its "At your side” corporate project and its commitments as a purpose-driven company.

The asset disposal programme, the fourth part of the Group's plan to strengthen its financial structure, is expected to generate gross proceeds of c. €1 billion of which around 40% has already been secured.


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An admission prospectus relating to the reserved capital increase will be submitted to Clariane S.E. for approval by the Autorité des marchés financiers prior to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on June 10, 2024.
A prospectus relating to the capital increase will be submitted by Clariane S.E. to the Autorité des marchés financiers for approval before the effective launch of the capital increase. 
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