Initial Public Offering
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The Initial Public Offering of Musti Group Plc (“Musti” or “the Company”) was oversubscribed and the listing was completed as planned.
The final subscription price per offer share is EUR 8.75 per share in the Institutional Offering and the Public Offering, and 10 per cent lower in the Personnel Offering (as defined below) being EUR 7.88 per share, which in total corresponds to a market capitalization of the Company of approximately EUR 293 million immediately following the Offering.
Demand in the Offering was strong from both Finnish and international investors and the Offering was multiple times oversubscribed.
As part of the Offering, Musti will issue 5,159,672 new shares in the Company, corresponding to approximately 15.4 percent of the total number of outstanding shares after the Offering. In addition, EQT and certain other existing shareholders of the Company will sell 12,949,476 existing shares.
19,656,401 offer shares will be allocated to institutional investors in Finland and internationally, assuming full exercise of the over-allotment option, and 1,000,000 offer shares will be allocated to private individuals and entities in Finland. In addition, 169,119 offer shares will be allocated to the parties entitled to subscribe in the Personnel Offering.
The Company will receive gross proceeds of approximately EUR 45 million from the Offering and the EQT and certain other existing shareholders of the Company will receive gross proceeds of approximately EUR 137 million assuming full exercise of the over-allotment option. The total number of outstanding shares in the Company increased to 33,535,453 shares. The number of shareholders after the Offering will increase to more than 4,000 shareholders.
|3 February 2020||The Finnish Prospectus published|
|3 February 2020||The subscription periods for the Public Offering, the Personnel Offering and the Institutional Offering commenced|
|10 February 2020||The subscription periods of Public Offering and Personnel Offering ended|
|11 February 2020||The subscription period for the Institutional Offering ended|
|12 February 2020||The final number of shares offered in the initial public offering and the final subscription price were announced|
|13 February 2020||Trading in the Musti shares on the prelist of Nasdaq Helsinki commenced|
|17 February 2020||Trading in the Shares on the official list of Helsinki Stock Exchange commenced|
Musti in brief
Musti Group is the leading Nordic pet care company that operates an omnichannel business model to cater for the needs of pets and their parents across Finland, Sweden and Norway. The company had 277 stores as at 30 September 2019 (including own and franchise stores) and 20.7 percent of its net sales were generated through its online channel for the financial year 2019. The company offers a wide, curated assortment of pet products in both food and non-food categories, and has a broad range of own and exclusive as well as third-party brands. The company also provides pet care services such as grooming, training and veterinary services in selected locations across the Nordic countries.
The company’s concept has a strong “Pet Parent” -oriented customer focus and is built around trust and the expert advice offered by Musti’s store personnel. The company has a popular loyalty club through which members receive targeted communication and special offers as well as gain access to their dedicated online account. The Loyalty Club had over a million loyal customers as of 30 September 2019. Musti reported net sales of EUR 246.6 million, adjusted EBITA of EUR 21.9 million and operating profit of EUR 12.5 million for the financial year 2019, corresponding to an adjusted EBITA margin of 8.9 percent and an operating profit margin of 5.1 percent.
February 11, 2020 Musti Group Plc: The institutional offering has been oversubscribed and the subscription period ended; trading on the prelist of Nasdaq Helsinki is expected to commence on 13 February 2020
February 10, 2020 Public offering and personnel offering of Musti Group have been oversubscribed and the subscription periods ended; the shares issued in Musti’s share issue without payment entered in trade register
February 7, 2020 Musti Group Plc has decided on a directed share issue without consideration as part of the execution of its listing
January 31, 2020 Musti Group announces the preliminary price range for its planned IPO; Musti Group has submitted the listing application in order to list its Shares on the Official List of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd
 Measured by market share for Nordic pet food and products in 2018, which was 22 percent based on Musti’s consumer sales for the financial year ended 30 September 2019.
 Loyal Customers are customers who have signed up for the Loyalty Club and have purchased from the company in the last 12 months.