Record-breaking demand for shares of PCF Group. Reduction rate in the retail tranche at almost 98.5%
Warsaw, 8 December 2020 – More than 18 thousand subscriptions for almost 41 million shares were placed by retail investors in the public offer of PCF Group S.A. shares. Today, the WSE allocated 618,750 of the new shares in the retail investors tranche. The enormous demand for PCF Group shares caused a reduction of the purchase orders placed for the shares by retail investors by almost 98.5%. Finally, the retail investors will be allotted approximately 1.5% of the shares they subscribed for.
“We greatly appreciate the massive response from retail investors to the offer of PCF Group shares and for the extraordinary demand represented by their subscriptions. The retail investors were willing to purchase almost 41 million shares of our company with only a little more than 600 thousand shares being offered, which exceeds even the most daring forecasts. We are now awaiting the stock exchange debut and I hope that our investors and shareholders will have all reasons to be satisfied” says Sebastian Wojciechowski, President of the Management Board and majority shareholder of PCF Group S.A.
The period of subscriptions for PCF Group shares for institutional investors ends on 9 December. PCF GROUP intends to conduct its IPO on the WSE by the end of 2020.
The total gross value of the PCF Group S.A. public offer, assuming that the investors acquire all of the offer shares, will exceed PLN 203 million.
The proceeds from the issue will be used to pursue the Company’s strategic goals, including the development of the existing development team in all locations and soliciting new development teams, launching new development studios or acquiring other game developers. Additionally, after some necessary preparations the Company is planning to develop games in the “self-publishing” model, as their developer and publisher, based on its proprietary existing or new IP.
People Can Fly – global gaming business
The PCF Group is a rapidly developing video games developer specializing in shooters and cooperating with the leading international game publishers. The PCF Group runs the People Can Fly development studio that was established in 2002 and is one of the three most experienced Polish developers of AAA games. Games developed by People Can Fly include award-winning titles acclaimed worldwide by gamers and media, such as Painkiller, Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment.
Currently, People Can Fly cooperates with Square Enix on the largest production in its history in terms of the budget and complexity — an RPG shooter Outriders that is scheduled to be released on 2 February 2021. People Can Fly’s technology backbone is based on Unreal Engine — a popular game development engine created by Epic Games. At the same time People Can Fly works on two other, new AAA games – with Take-Two Interactive on project Dagger and with Square Enix on project Gemini.
PCF Group S.A. will be advised in the IPO process by: Trigon Dom Maklerski – Global Coordinator, Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak — legal counsel, Grant Thornton — auditor and cc group — as investor relations and public relations advisor.
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