PTO Blackstone sulla finlandese Sponda Plc: «Flagging notification in accordance with Chapter 9 Section 10 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act »

Sponda Plc has on 6 June 2017 received a notification pursuant to the Finnish Securities Market Act (Section 9:5) that the holding of Polar Bidco S.à.r.l. in Sponda Plc’s shares is 7.50%.


Polar Bidco S.à r.l. (the “Offeror”), a corporation owned by funds advised by affiliates of The Blackstone Group L.P., and Sponda Plc (“Sponda”) have on June 5, 2017 entered into a combination agreement pursuant to which the Offeror will make a voluntary recommended public tender offer to purchase all issued and outstanding shares in Sponda (the “Tender Offer”). The Tender Offer was announced by the Offeror on June 5, 2017. Pursuant to such announcement, the Offeror has reserved the right to buy shares of Sponda before, during and/or after the offer period in public trading on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd or otherwise. Pursuant to such share purchases, the Offeror’s direct holding in Sponda has increased to 7.50 percent.

Total position of Polar Bidco S.à r.l. as of 5 June 2017:


  % of shares and

voting rights

(total of 7.A)

% of shares and voting

rights through financial


(total of 7.B)

Total of both in %

(7.A + 7.B)

Total number of

shares and voting

rights of issuer

Resulting situation

on the date on which

threshold was

crossed or reached

7.50 0.00 7.50 339,690,554
Position of previous


N/A N/A N/A  


Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or



Shares and voting rights        
Class/type of


ISIN code


Number of shares and voting rights % of shares and voting rights

(SMA 9:5)


(SMA 9:6 and 9:7)


(SMA 9:5)


(SMA 9:6 and 9:7)

FI0009006829 25,465,390   7.50  
SUBTOTAL 25,465,390   7.50  




Sponda Plc is a property investment company specializing in commercial properties in the largest cities in Finland. Sponda’s business concept is to own, lease and develop retail and office properties and shopping centres into environments that promote the business success of its clients. The fair value of Sponda’s investment properties is approximately EUR 3.8 billion and the leasable area is around 1.2 million m².


Source : Sponda Plc