DENVER, May 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Gates Industrial Corporation plc (NYSE: GTES, “Gates” or the “Company”) announced today that certain selling stockholders affiliated with Blackstone Inc. (the “Selling Stockholders”) have commenced a secondary offering of 22,500,000 of Gates’ ordinary shares (the “Offering”). In connection with the Offering, the Selling Stockholders intend to grant to the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 3,375,000 additional ordinary shares.
Gates is not offering any ordinary shares in the Offering and will not receive any proceeds from the sale of ordinary shares in the Offering. Citigroup, Evercore ISI and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC are serving as the joint lead book-running managers of, and as representatives of the underwriters for, the Offering.
In addition, Gates announced that, in connection with its existing share repurchase program, it has entered into a share repurchase contract with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. to repurchase $250 million of ordinary shares at a price per share equal to the price paid by the underwriters in the Offering and has advised Citigroup Global Markets Inc. to purchase such shares from the Selling Stockholders. The share repurchase is expected to be consummated promptly following the Offering and is conditioned upon the closing of the Offering. The closing of the Offering is not conditioned upon the consummation of the share repurchase.
The Company has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the Offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and the Offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the Company, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the Offering will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by contacting Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 (Tel: 800-831-9146); Evercore Group L.L.C., Attn: Equity Capital Markets, 55 East 52nd Street, 35th Floor, New York, NY 10055 (Tel: 888-474-0200) or by email at [email protected]; or Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282 (Tel: 866-471-2526) or by e-mail at [email protected].
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Gates is a global manufacturer of innovative, highly engineered power transmission and fluid power solutions. Gates offers a broad portfolio of products to diverse replacement channel customers, and to original equipment (“first-fit”) manufacturers as specified components. Gates participates in many sectors of the industrial and consumer markets. Our products play essential roles in a diverse range of applications across a wide variety of end markets ranging from harsh and hazardous industries such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing and energy, to everyday consumer applications such as printers, power washers, automatic doors and vacuum cleaners and virtually every form of transportation. Our products are sold in more than 130 countries across our four commercial regions: the Americas; Europe, Middle East & Africa; Greater China; and East Asia & India.
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