Airports Group Europe S.à r.l. (Airports Group Europe), an indirect subsidiary of IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (IFM GIF), is making a voluntary partial public Offer to all shareholders for approximately 9.99% of shares in Flughafen Wien Aktiengesellschaft (ISIN AT00000VIE62).
Based on public statements made on behalf of the City of Vienna, the State of Lower Austria and the Employee Foundation, Airports Group Europe expects that the Offer will only be accepted by free float shareholders. We are not seeking control of Vienna Airport under this Offer.
IFM Investors is a global infrastructure specialist owned by not-for-profit Australian pension funds, with more than 600 institutional clients worldwide, investing the retirement savings of 120 million working people, including nurses, teachers, construction and hospitality workers.
We recommend that shareholders who wish to accept the Offer contact their bank as soon as possible. Shareholders may only accept this Offer by means of a written declaration of acceptance addressed to their bank. (More details in How to Sell and the amended Offer Document.)
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The improved Offer price of EUR 34.00 cum dividend per share corresponds to:
- a premium of 29.3% compared to the closing price of the last trading day prior to the announcement of the Offer on 13 June 2022, and
- a premium of 25.0% compared to the volume weighted average price (VWAP) of the last six months prior to the announcement on 13 June 2022
We believe the Offer represents an attractive financial proposition for free-float shareholders.
The Extended Acceptance Period ends on 8 February 2023 and will be the last opportunity for shareholders to accept this voluntary partial offer.
Infrastructure, IFM Investors
“We believe the offer price represents an attractive premium for shareholders, considering the continued high levels of uncertainty for the aviation industry.”
“We also believe that the offer is a liquidity event for shareholders to sell their shares in an otherwise relatively illiquid stock at an attractive price.”
“As an existing shareholder in Flughafen Wien for over eight years, and a long-term investor on behalf of pension funds and institutional investors, we continue to recognize Austria as an attractive place to invest.”
“We remain committed to working with all stakeholders of Flughafen Wien and supporting Management in the interests of local communities, passengers, airline customers, employees and the broader economy.”
The Offer Document and its amendment were reviewed and not prohibited by the Austrian Takeover Commission.