Enefit Green has started preparations for listing its shares on Nasdaq Tallinn
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Eesti Energia's renewable energy subsidiary Enefit Green has started preparations for the initial public offering (IPO) and listing of its shares on the Main List of the Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange. The exact timing of the IPO will be announced after the completion of preparatory activities.
Hando Sutter, Chairman of the Management Board of Eesti Energia and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Enefit Green, said that Eesti Energia was a company owned by the Estonian people, but through Enefit Green's IPO, everyone would have the opportunity to become one of the actual owners of the subsidiary of Eesti Energia. “Enefit Green's share offering is the first opportunity for the people of Estonia to invest and actually participate in the development of the national energy company. Investing in Enefit Green – the largest wind energy producer in the Baltics and one of the leading renewable energy companies with a diverse production portfolio in the Baltic Sea region – is an opportunity for everyone to contribute to more environmentally friendly energy production methods and climate change mitigation,” Hando Sutter said.
Enefit Green has started preparatory activities for the public listing of its shares. The exact time and conditions of the IPO will become clear after the completion of the preparatory activities and will be disclosed in the prospectus. The timing of the issue may be affected by the situation in the global economy and its reflection in the stock markets.
Aavo Kärmas, Chairman of the Management Board of Enefit Green, said that with the help of the money raised through the share offering, Enefit Green was planning to implement the company's growth strategy. “The goal of investments in new wind and solar parks is to increase the production of renewable electricity and the company's revenues. We primarily see that Enefit Green's shares have growth potential, but it is also planned to pay dividends. We have planned to offer the shares to international institutional investors as well as local retail investors, including the employees of the group of Eesti Energia,“ Aavo Kärmas said.
The offering is organized by Swedbank, Nordea and Citigroup. Enefit Green's legal advisors are Cleary Gottlieb Steen Hamilton and Ellex Raidla, the banks' legal advisers are Shearman & Sterling and Sorainen, and the project's communication advisor is Agenda PR. The main organizer of the retail offer is Swedbank and the sales agent is LHV Pank. The main task of the advisors is to advise the company throughout the public offering process.
According to Mihkel Torim, Head of Swedbank's Baltic and Finnish Investment Banking, if the issue is successful, it will be one of the largest IPOs in the Baltics in recent years. "Through the IPO, Eesti Energia and its subsidiary Enefit Green hope to make a significant contribution to the growth and consolidation of green energy production in the region and to the achievement of common climate goals,” Torim said.
Enefit Green is a renewable energy company that belongs to the group of Eesti Energia and owns a total of 22 wind farms in four markets – Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland – as well as 38 solar power plants, 4 CHP plants, a pellet plant and a hydroelectric power plant. The company produced a total of 1.35 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity in 2020. Enefit Green's revenue in 2020 amounted to EUR 162.7 million and its EBITDA was EUR 110.2 million.
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