NAVYA announces the success of its initial public offering on the regulated market of Euronext Paris
- Total offering of approximately €37.6 million raised by issue of new shares
- Offering price set at €7.00 per share
- Market capitalization of approximately €190 million
- Trading of NAVYA’s shares on Euronext Paris is expected to begin on July 24, 2018 in the form of when issued shares (promesses d’actions) and settlement and delivery is expected to occur on July 25, 2018
Paris, France, July 23, 2018 – NAVYA (the “Company”), a leading company in the autonomous vehicle market and in smart and shared mobility solutions, announces the success of its initial public offering on the regulated market of Euronext Paris (Compartment B, ISIN Code: FR0013018041, trading symbol: NAVYA, PEA-PME Eligible).
The revised offering was well received by French and international institutional investors and the offering price was subsequently set at €7.00 per share.
NAVYA raised approximately €37.6 million by way of issuance of new shares. No existing shares have been sold as part of the offering and no over-allotment option has been granted.
On the basis of an offering price of €7.00 per share, the market capitalization of NAVYA amounts to approximately €190 million.
Christophe Sapet, Chairman of the management board of NAVYA stated: “I’m delighted to announce that our initial public offering – a defining moment in NAVYA’s development – has been completed successfully on Euronext Paris. It will enable NAVYA to maintain our technological leadership, expand our organization and invest in strategic adjacent markets. NAVYA’s IPO will allow us to build on our current strong base and develop our leadership in autonomous vehicles around the world. We wish to thank our longstanding shareholders, FPCI Robolution Capital 1 (managed by 360 Capital Partners) and Gravitation, and our industrial and commercial partners who are also our shareholders, Keolis and Valeo, who, by supporting this operation, have shown their confidence in our ability to achieve our objectives. I would also like to thank my team, without whom none of this would have been possible.”
Terms of the offering
The offering price for the French public offering and the international offering has been set at €7.00 per share. This price will result in NAVYA debuting on Euronext Paris with a market capitalization of approximately €190 million on a post-money non-diluted basis (approximately €215 million on a post-money fully-diluted basis).
Size of the offering
The gross proceeds from the offering amount to a total of approximately €37.6 million.
Breakdown of the offering
191,805 shares were allocated to the French public offering (representing €1.3 million or 4% of the total shares suscribed).
5,185,338 shares were allocated to the international offering (representing €36.3 million or 96% of the total shares suscribed).
No over-allotment option and no stabilization activities
Because the final size of the capital increase is lower than the initial amount of €50 million as described in the securities note (note d’opération) approved by the AMF with visa number 18-309 on July 11, 2018, there will be no over-allotment of shares and no over-overallotment option will be granted. No stabilization activities will be conducted.
First trading and settlement
Following the offering, NAVYA’s free float will amount to 13.6% of its share capital.
Evolution of the share capital
Following the offering, the share capital of NAVYA will be held as follow:
Each of the subscription commitments of FPCI Robolution Capital 1(360 Capital Partners), Keomotion (Keolis), Valeo Bayen (Valeo) and Gravitation, as described in the press release published by the Company on July 23, 2018 relating to the revised indicative offering price range, has been satisfied, respectively, for 100 % of the committed amount.
The Company has agreed to a lock-up undertaking during the period beginning from July 23, 2018 and continuing to and including the date which is 180 days after the settlement date of the offering, without the prior written consent of the underwriters, subject to certain exceptions.
FPCI Robolution Capital 1, Gravitation, Paris Region Venture Fund, Valeo Bayen and Keomotion have agreed to lock-up undertakings during the period beginning from July 23, 2018 and continuing to and including the date which is 180 days after the settlement date of the offering, without the prior written consent of the underwriters, subject to certain exceptions.
DV Investissements has agreed to a lock-up undertaking, subject to certain exceptions, during a period beginning from July 23, 2018 and continuing to and including the date (A) 180 days after the settlement date of the offering in regards to no more than 50% of its holdings in any company of the Group, and (B) 365 days after the settlement date of the offering in regards to its remaining holdings in any company of the Group following the application of clause (A) above,
Mr. Christophe Sapet, with respect to the shares held by him personally, and five other senior executives of the Group (Jérôme Rigaud (Chief Operating Officer), Frank Maccary (Chief Financial Officer), Pascal Lecuyot (Chief Technology Officer), Henri Coron (Chief Business Development Officer) and Nicolas de Crémiers (Head of Marketing)), with respect to the warrants or stock-options they hold and the shares that may be issued as a result of the exercise of such warrants or stock-options, have agreed to lock-up undertakings during the period beginning from July 23, 2018 and continuing to and including the date which is 365 days after the settlement date of the offering, without the prior written consent of the underwriters, subject to certain exceptions.
Notwithstanding the above lock-up commitments, Mr. Christophe Sapet will be authorized to sell, directly or indirectly through DV Investissements, such number of shares equivalent to proceeds of €1.2 million no earlier than thirty calendar days following July 25, 2018, subject to the proceeds of such sale being used for the exercise of his warrants and to cover related expenses.
Credit Suisse and Natixis are acting as Joint Global Coordinators, Joint Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners.
Next press release
NAVYA will announce its sales revenues for the second quarter 2018 on July 27, 2018.
Information available to the public
Copies of the Prospectus, are available free of charge and on request from NAVYA, 1, rue du Docteur Pierre Fleury Papillon – 69100 Villeurbanne, France – as well as on the Company’s dedicated IPO website (www.navya-corp.com) and the AMF website (www.amf-france.org).
NAVYA draws investors’ attention to Section 4 “Risk factors” of the registration document (document de base) registered with the AMF on June 5, 2018 under no. I. 18-048, in particular the risks related to laws and regulations governing the operation of autonomous vehicles on public roads, the risks related to increasing competition in the autonomous vehicle industry, the risks related to technological change and liquidity risks, and Section 2 “Risk factors relating to the offer” of the securities note (note d’opération) forming part of the prospectus approved by the AMF with visa number 18-309 on July 11, 2018, and in particular the liquidity risks. Such risks as discussed therein, should they materialize, could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition, results of operation or prospects, as well as on the market price of the shares.
NAVYA is a leading French name in the autonomous vehicle market and in smart shared mobility solutions.
With more than 200 employees in France (Paris and Lyon) and in the United States (Michigan), NAVYA develops, manufactures and commercializes autonomous, driverless, and electric vehicles that combine robotic, digital and driving technologies at the highest level.
Since 2015, NAVYA has been the first to market and put into service autonomous mobility solutions, shuttles and cabs. NAVYA has a range of two autonomous vehicles: the AUTONOM® SHUTTLE, launched in September 2015, of which 100 have already been produced as of today and 67 sold in 16 countries as of March 31, 2018, notably in the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Australia, and the AUTONOM® CAB, unveiled in November 2017 and whose first road tests will start shortly.
Created in 2014 by Christophe Sapet and Robolution Capital 1 (managed by 360 Capital Partners), his reference shareholder, NAVYA’s shareholders also include the Gravitation fund and Paris Region Venture Fund (Région Île-de-France) managed by Cap Decisif Management as well as Valeo and Keolis groups.
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An English-language prospectus approved by the French Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) under visa number 18-309 dated July 11, 2018, comprised of an English-language registration document (document de base) (the “Registration Document”), registered on June 5, 2018 under no. I. 18-048, an English-language securities note (note d’opération) (the “Securities Note”) and an English- and French-language summary of the prospectus (included in the securities note) in connection with the offering, is available on NAVYA’s dedicated IPO website (www.navya-corp.com) and on the website of the AMF (www.amf-france.org). A printed copy is available free of charge upon request to the Company 1, rue du Docteur Pierre Fleury Papillon – 69100 Villeurbanne, France. The Company draws the public’s attention to Chapter 4 “Risk Factors” of the Registration Document registered with the AMF and Chapter 2 “Risk Factors” of the Securities Note. This press release does not, and shall not, in any circumstances constitute a public offering nor an invitation to the public in connection with any offer.
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Information to distributors
Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended (“MiFID II”); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the “MiFID II Product Governance Requirements”), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any “manufacturer” (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the shares offered in the offering (the “Offered Shares”) have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that the Offered Shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the “Target Market Assessment”). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, distributors should note that: the price of the Offered Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the Offered Shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the Offered Shares is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the offering.
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