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Danish pension funds’ share offer prompts Nykredit IPO rethink

first_imgSome of Denmark’s biggest pension funds have clubbed together to make an offer to buy a minority stake in the country’s main mortgage lender, according to reports.The move has prompted Nykredit, which has a 41% share of Denmark’s mortgage lending market, to reconsider its plans to list on the stock market.Nykredit announced that Forenet Kredit – the customer association that owns most of the company – received an offer to purchase a minority share of its holding in Nykredit.According to local media reports, the offer has been made by a consortium of investors including Danish pension funds PFA Pension, AP Pension and PensionDanmark. The consortium is reportedly offering to invest between DKK10bn (€1.34bn) and DKK15bn in Nykredit.PFA Pension, AP Pension and PensionDanmark all declined to comment on these reports.Nykredit said in its announcement to the Copenhagen Stock Exchange: “The boards of directors of Forenet Kredit and Nykredit A/S as well as the group executive board will now consider whether this offer, on balance, constitutes an attractive alternative to a stock exchange listing, including whether it ensures a satisfactory scope for raising new equity capital.”After considering this, the board would decide whether to recommend the offer for approval by the committee of representatives of Forenet Kredit, said Nykredit. The committee would make the final decision on a potential sale of shares.In the meantime, it said preparations for an initial public offering (IPO) would continue unchanged.Nykredit has been working on plans to seek a stock exchange listing since February 2016, aiming for the IPO to take place before February 2018.Forenet Kredit has said the group decided to raise more capital in order to meet its regulatory capital requirements and adapt to new and significantly higher requirements known to be on the way.Nykredit said that “as a natural part of this process”, its group executive board had also looked at alternatives to a stock exchange listing.The group said it had also looked into the option of selling a minority shareholding before Forenet Kredit decided to start IPO preparations.“At the time, this was not a viable solution,” it said.However, in the intervening period, the Nykredit Group’s financial performance had improved significantly, and investors’ demand for unlisted equity investments has grown, it said. The new purchase offer was made against this backdrop.last_img read more

Ski Club ”ZOI’84” is organising a retro race

first_imgSki retro race will be held on 16 February on the Olympic mountain of Bjelašnica, in organisation of Ski Club ”ZOI ’84”, reports FENA.All adults who have old ski equipment can participate and they will be graded by three-member jury on the principle ”the older the equipment, the better”, said ZOI’84.After the race there will be a party in ”Benetton” and the winner will be announced. ”ZOI’84” will give diplomas and medals for best participants.Entrance fee is 10 BAM.last_img

Bombers finish 11th in Chilliwack

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsErik Norberg scored his third goal in five games to power the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 4-1 decision over Abby International in consolation action at the Best of the Best High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament Friday in Chilliwack.Mitch Melanson, Simon Sheppard and defender Kevin Lewis also scored for the LVR, which finished 11th overall in the 16-team tournament.The Bombers were dropped to the third tier of the tournament after losing in shootout tiebreaker.In the playoff round LVR dropped a 2-1 decision to Gilford Park of Surrey. Norberg scored the only marker for LVR from the penalty spot.The Bombers played the final two games Friday missing a few key players to injury.LVR lost the Luke Mori, Trace Cook and Norberg along with defender Sean Hickson during the final round robin contest, a 3-1 loss to North Vancouver Handsworth Royals.LVR was leading 1-0 with the roof fell in on the Kootenay reps. “All those players bowed out leaving us to scramble positions,” said Bomber head coach Keith Williams.LVR opened with a 3-1 victory over Valleyview of Kamloops.Lewis, Norberg and Mori scored for the Bombers.The Bombers then ran into a red-hot goalkeeper, playing to a scoreless draw against G.W. Graham of Chilliwack.LVR concludes the round robin with a 1-1-1 record.Other teams in the tournament are from Northern B.C., the Fraser Valley, Okanagan and Vancouver [email protected]last_img read more