TDC Shareholder NTC Holding Sells $430 Million Stake in Company
TDC A/S (TDC) private-equity shareholder NTC Holding offered to sell a 2.49 billion-kroner ($430 million) stake in Denmark’s biggest phone company.
NTC offered 56.3 million shares in TDC, representing a 6.8 percent stake, at 44.27 kroner apiece, according to the terms of sale obtained by Bloomberg News. Copenhagen-based TDC won’t get proceeds from the transaction. UBS AG (UBSN) was appointed to manage the sale, carried out through an accelerated bookbuild.
TDC’s private-equity owners have been paring holdings since December 2010 when they cut their stake to less than 60 percent from about 88 percent by selling shares to the public. In February 2012, they sold about 15 percent of the company, leaving then-bookrunner Morgan Stanley with almost half the stock. Last month, NTC sold 120 million shares at 39.50 kroner each after originally offering 80 million shares, a person close to the deal said at the time.
Five private-equity firms -- Apax Partners LLP, Blackstone Group LP (BX), KKR & Co., Permira Advisers LLP and Providence Equity Partners Inc. -- formed NTC and bought TDC in 2005 for $15.3 billion.
TDC shares fell 2.2 percent to 44.42 kroner at 9:34 a.m. in Copenhagen trading.
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