Today, Bpifrance, through Bpifrance Participations, announced its disposal of 1,095,559 Groupe Gorgé shares, representing circa 8.15% of Groupe Gorgé's share capital, for approximately €21 million.
Bertrand Finet, Executive Director of Bpifrance Investissement Mid & Large Cap, explained: "Bpifrance is very pleased to have guided and supported the development of Groupe Gorgé since 2011. Bpifrance recognizes the work carried out by management that made it possible for the Group to strengthen its positions in its historic segments, and to open up additional development perspectives with great potential, particularly in 3D printing."
Raphaël Gorgé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Gorgé, added: "Groupe Gorgé wishes to thank Bpifrance for its support in the rollout of the Group's strategy since it acquired a holding in the Group. This disposal will allow us to grow and diversify the Group's shareholder base, and contribute to increased share liquidity."
Once the clearance and settlement transactions are completed, Bpifrance Participations will dispose of its entire holding in Groupe Gorgé.
The transaction was managed by Oddo & Cie, acting as Bookrunner on behalf of Bpifrance Participations.
This press release does not constitute an offer of shares for sale, and Bpifrance Participations' offer of the Groupe Gorgé shares does not constitute a public offer.
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About Groupe Gorgé
Established in 1990, Group Gorgé is an industrial group operating in different areas of expertise:
Smart Safety Systems – Using technology to work in risk environments;
Protection in Nuclear Environments – Protecting people and securing buildings operating with radioactive materials;
Industrial Projects & Services Conducting Robotics and Fire protection systems projects for industry and service-sector player;
3D Printing – Enabling major industry players to find new routes to successful innovation and production processes by providing systems, 3D printers and new premium material.
In 2015, the Group reported revenue of €264.5 million. It is backed by 1,536 employees and operations in over ten countries.
More information available on www.groupe-gorge.com
Groupe Gorgé is listed on Euronext Paris and on the US OTC market in the form of ADR.
ISIN code: FR0000062671
Ticker code: GOE
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CUSIP NUMBER: 399451 103
ISIN NUMBER: US3994511034
Ticker Code: GGRGY / GGRGF
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