Jacobs Holding AG has sold 10.0% of Barry Callebaut’s share capital by way of an accelerated bookbuilding process
550,000 shares have been sold to a broad range of undisclosed shareholders at a price of CHF 1,990 per share
Barry Callebaut’s free float at SIX Swiss Exchange will increase from 54.9% to 64.9%
With a 30.1% shareholding, Jacobs Holding AG remains Barry Callebaut’s reference shareholder
Zurich/Switzerland, April 28, 2021 – Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high- quality #chocolate and cocoa products, has been informed by Jacobs Holding AG, its reference shareholder, that it has successfully sold 550,000 shares in Barry Callebaut AG by way of an accelerated bookbuilding process at a price of CHF 1,990 per share. This transaction is part of Jacobs Holding’s continued execution of portfolio diversification and in preparation to seize further investment opportunities.
After completion of the transaction, Jacobs Holding AG retains 1,649,976 shares representing 30.1% of Barry Callebaut’s share capital. As a result, Barry Callebaut’s free float at SIX Swiss Exchange will increase from 54.9% to 64.9 %.
Jacobs Holding remains Barry Callebaut’s reference shareholder Patrick De Maeseneire, CEO of Jacobs Holding, said: “Jacobs Holding remains the reference shareholder of Barry Callebaut and an active supporter to its continued growth journey. We stay fully involved in the further development of Barry Callebaut, which includes unchanged representation on Barry Callebaut’s Board of Directors.”
Jacobs Holding AG has agreed to a lock-up of one year with respect to its remaining holding in Barry Callebaut.
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