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HDI V.a.G. announces placement of shares in Talanx AG

  • 8,200,000 shares to be placed
  • Placement of shares via accelerated bookbuilding

The majority shareholder HDI Haftpflichtverband der Deutschen Industrie V.a.G. has informed Talanx AG today that it intends to sell 8,200,000 shares in Talanx AG. The shares reflect approximately 3.2 percent of the ordinary share capital of Talanx AG. With the placement the shareholding of HDI V.a.G. will prospectively be reduced to approximately 79 percent. The shares are intended to be placed with institutional investors via an accelerated bookbuilding. HDI V.a.G. has appointed Deutsche Bank and Berenberg Bank as Joint Bookrunners for the transaction.

Institutional investors have repeatedly indicated to Talanx AG their interest for higher liquidity in the stock. The sale of shares by HDI V.a.G. increases the free float while avoiding dilution for the other shareholders. In addition, the higher free float might further strengthen the position of Talanx AG in the MDAX.

HDI V.a.G. continues to see itself as a long term majority shareholder in Talanx AG. The remaining shares held by HDI V.a.G. are still subject to the 24 months lock-up granted during the IPO.


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