Eurazeo: Partial Sale of Rexel Shares by Ray Investment s.à.r.l
PARIS -- June 4, 2013
Eurazeo (Paris:RF) announces the sale by Ray Investment s.à.r.l. of 28.1
million Rexel shares, representing approximately 10% of the share capital of
Rexel, for a total amount of close to 500 million euros by way of an
accelerated book building to institutional investors. Eurazeo is, along with
its co-investors Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and
Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations du Québec, a shareholder of Ray Investment
s.à.r.l. since March 2005.
Eurazeo’s share of the proceeds of the Rexel shares sale is approximately 85
million euros. As a result of this placement, Ray France Investment S.A.S
shareholding in Ray Investment will increase from 29% to 33% and Eurazeo’s
indirect interest in Rexel SA will be reduced from 12.7%, to 10.9% of Rexel
This is the third transaction completed by Ray Investment s.à.r.l since March
2012 on Rexel shares. This disposal is fully in line with Eurazeo’s ongoing
asset rotation, having successfully generated a cash inflow of approximately
750 million euros since the beginning of the year.
Eurazeo, through its holding in Ray investment s.à.r.l. intends to continue to
support the development of Rexel and hereby reaffirms its confidence in the
teams led by Rudy Provoost, CEO of Rexel, to implement “Energy in Motion” plan
and reach 2015 objectives.
> With a diversified portfolio of nearly 4 billion euros in assets, Eurazeo is
one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe. Its purpose and
raison d’être is to identify, accelerate and enhance the transformation
potential of the companies in which it invests. The Company covers all venture
capital segments through its four business divisions – Eurazeo Capital,
Eurazeo Patrimoine, Eurazeo Croissance and Eurazeo PME. Its solid family
shareholder base, its lack of debt and its flexible investment horizon enable
Eurazeo to support its companies over the long term. Eurazeo is notably either
a majority or key shareholder in Accor, ANF Immobilier, APCOA, Elis, Europcar,
Foncia, Fonroche Energie, Moncler, Rexel, 3SP Group, Léon de Bruxelles and
> Eurazeo is listed on the Paris Euronext Eurolist.
> ISIN: FR0000121121 - Bloomberg: RF FP - Reuters: EURA.PA
Eurazeo financial timetable August 28, 2013 1^st half 2013 results
November 7, 2013 3^rd quarter 2013 revenue
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