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Monday 02 December, 2019

RWC Partners Ltd

RWC Partners responds to tender offer

RNS Number : 2896V
RWC Partners Ltd
02 December 2019


PRESS RELEASE                                                                                        2nd December 2019



RWC Partners responds to tender offer by Searchlight Capital for all outstanding shares of Opus Group AB


The RWC European Focus Fund (RWC EFF) acknowledges today's announcement by Searchlight Capital of an offer for all outstanding shares of Opus Group AB. RWC EFF considers at this stage that the offer price of SEK 7.75 per share undervalues the company and wishes to make it known that it does not currently intend to tender its shares. RWC EFF has been a shareholder in Opus Group AB since October 2015 and currently holds 57.8mn shares, representing 19.9% of the company's outstanding share capital.


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About RWC Partners and the RWC European Focus Fund


RWC Partners is an independent and privately-owned investment manager based in London with currently around USD 19bn of assets under management.


RWC EFF is a long-term oriented institutional equity fund managed within RWC by a dedicated team. The fund takes meaningful positions in a select number of European listed companies, whereby it seeks to generate excess returns through active ownership. RWC EFF currently has around USD 730mn of assets under management from an international investor base predominantly consisting of public pension funds, endowments, and family offices.


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The Alternative Fund Managers Directive (Directive 2011/61/EU) ("AIFMD") is a regulatory regime which came into full effect in the EEA on 22 July 2014. RWC Asset Management LLP is an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (an "AIFM") to certain funds managed by it (each an "AIF"). The AIFM is required to make available to investors certain prescribed information prior to their investment in an AIF. The majority of the prescribed information is contained in the latest Offering Document of the AIF.  The remainder of the prescribed information is contained in the relevant AIF's annual report and accounts.  All of the information is provided in accordance with the AIFMD.


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