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Statement regarding Possible Offer

Released 07:00 10-Feb-2020

RNS Number : 4574C
NMC Health Plc
10 February 2020
 

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN, INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES OR ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF THAT JURISDICTION

 

THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT UNDER RULE 2.4 OF THE CITY CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS (THE "CODE") AND IS NOT AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF A FIRM INTENTION TO MAKE AN OFFER UNDER RULE 2.7 OF THE CODE AND ACCORDINGLY THERE CAN BE NO CERTAINTY THAT AN OFFER WILL BE MADE, NOR AS TO THE TERMS ON WHICH ANY OFFER MIGHT BE MADE

 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

10 February 2020

 

NMC Health plc

 

Statement regarding Possible Offer

 

NMC Health plc ("NMC" or the "Company") notes the recent media speculation and confirms that it has received highly preliminary approaches from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. ("KKR")  and GK Investment Holding Group SA ("GKI") (each a "Potential Offeror") regarding possible offers for the Company.

 

No proposal has been made by either Potential Offeror and there have been no discussions as to the terms of any possible offer. There can be no certainty that any offer will be made for the Company, nor as to the terms on which any offer might be made.

 

NMC will make further announcements in due course as appropriate.

 

In accordance with Rule 2.6(a) of the Code, each of the Potential Offerors is required, by no later than 5.00 p.m. on 9 March 2020, to either announce a firm intention that it will make an offer for NMC in accordance with Rule 2.7 of the Code or announce that it does not intend to make an offer, in which case the announcement will be treated as a statement to which Rule 2.8 of the Code applies. This deadline may be extended with the consent of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers in accordance with Rule 2.6(c) of the Code.

 

The individual responsible for releasing this announcement is Simon Watkins, Group Company Secretary.

  

Enquiries:

 

NMC Health plc

 

Asjad Yayha, Head of Investor Relations

+971 (0) 56 219 0975

 

 

 

Barclays Bank PLC, acting through its Investment Bank

+ 44 (0) 20 7623 2323

David Nataf

 

Derek Shakespeare

 

Will Thompson

 

Andrew Tusa

 

 

 

J.P. Morgan Cazenove

+ 44 (0) 20 7742 4000

James Mitford

 

Dwayne Lysaght

 

Sjoerd Leenart

 

Alex Bruce

 

 

 

HSBC Bank plc

Guy Slimmon 

Richard Fagan

Andrew Owens

Parveen Garg

 

FTI Consulting

+44 (0) 20 7991 8888

Edward Bridges / Simon Conway / Victoria Foster Mitchell

+44 (0)20 3727 1000

Shane Dolan

+971 (0)4 437 2100

 

Barclays Bank PLC, acting through its Investment Bank ("Barclays"), which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, is acting as corporate broker and financial adviser for NMC Health plc and no one else in connection with the possible offer and will not be responsible to anyone other than NMC Health plc for providing the protections afforded to clients of Barclays nor for providing advice in relation to the possible offer or any other matter referred to in this announcement.

 

J.P. Morgan Securities plc, which conducts its UK investment banking business as J.P. Morgan Cazenove, is authorised by the PRA and regulated by the FCA and the PRA in the United Kingdom ("J.P. Morgan Cazenove"). J.P. Morgan Cazenove is acting exclusively as corporate broker and financial adviser to NMC Health PLC and no one else in connection with the matters set out in this announcement and will not regard any other person as its client in relation to the matters set out in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than NMC Health PLC for providing the protections afforded to clients of J.P. Morgan Cazenove or its affiliates, or for providing advice in relation to the contents of this announcement or any other matter referred to herein.

 

HSBC Bank plc, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority ("HSBC"), is acting as corporate broker and financial adviser to NMC Health plc and no one else in connection with the matters described in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than NMC Health plc for providing the protections afforded to clients of HSBC, or for providing advice in connection with the matters referred to herein. Neither HSBC nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of HSBC in connection with this announcement or any matter referred to herein.

 

In accordance with the Code, normal United Kingdom market practice and Rule 14e-5(b) of the Exchange Act, Barclays, J.P. Morgan Cazenove, HSBC and their respective affiliates will continue to act as exempt principal traders in the Company's securities on the London Stock Exchange. These purchases and activities by exempt principal traders which are required to be made public in the United Kingdom pursuant to the Code will be reported to a Regulatory Information Service and will be available on the London Stock Exchange website at www.londonstockexchange.com. This information will also be publicly disclosed in the United States to the extent that such information is made public in the United Kingdom.

 

Disclosure requirements of the Code

 

Under Rule 8.3(a) of the Code, any person who is interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of an offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror (being any offeror other than an offeror in respect of which it has been announced that its offer is, or is likely to be, solely in cash) must make an Opening Position Disclosure following the commencement of the offer period and, if later, following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. An Opening Position Disclosure must contain details of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s). An Opening Position Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(a) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the commencement of the offer period and, if appropriate, by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. Relevant persons who deal in the relevant securities of the offeree company or of a securities exchange offeror prior to the deadline for making an Opening Position Disclosure must instead make a Dealing Disclosure.

 

Under Rule 8.3(b) of the Code, any person who is, or becomes, interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror must make a Dealing Disclosure if the person deals in any relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror. A Dealing Disclosure must contain details of the dealing concerned and of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror, save to the extent that these details have previously been disclosed under Rule 8. A Dealing Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(b) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the business day following the date of the relevant dealing.

 

If two or more persons act together pursuant to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or informal, to acquire or control an interest in relevant securities of an offeree company or a securities exchange offeror, they will be deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.

 

Opening Position Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company and by any offeror and Dealing Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company, by any offeror and by any persons acting in concert with any of them (see Rules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.4).

 

Details of the offeree and offeror companies in respect of whose relevant securities Opening Position Disclosures and Dealing Disclosures must be made can be found in the Disclosure Table on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk, including details of the number of relevant securities in issue, when the offer period commenced and when any offeror was first identified. You should contact the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit on +44 (0)20 7638 0129 if you are in any doubt as to whether you are required to make an Opening Position Disclosure or a Dealing Disclosure.

 

Relevant securities in issue

 

In accordance with Rule 2.9 of the Code, the Company confirms that, as at the close of business on 7 February 2020, its issued share capital consisted of 208,703,861 ordinary shares of 10p each. The International Securities Identification Number for the Company's shares is GB00B7FC0762.

 

Website publication

 

In accordance with Rule 26.1 of the Code, a copy of this announcement will be available on the Company's website (https://nmc.ae/) by no later than 12 noon (London time) on the business day following the date of this announcement.  The content of the website referred to in this announcement is not incorporated into and does not form part of this announcement.


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