LONDON, June 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Clarivate Plc (NYSE: CLVT), a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, announced today the pricing of concurrent offerings of 38,461,538 ordinary shares at a price to the public of $26.00 per share, of which 28,846,154 ordinary shares are being offered by Clarivate and 9,615,384 ordinary shares are being offered by certain existing shareholders (the “Ordinary Share Offering”), and 12,500,000 5.25% Series A Mandatory Convertible preferred shares (the “convertible preferred shares”) at a price to the public of $100 per share (the “Convertible Preferred Share Offering,” and together with the Ordinary Share Offering, the “Offerings”). Certain existing shareholders have granted the underwriters of the Ordinary Share Offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 5,769,230 ordinary shares. Clarivate has granted the underwriters of the Convertible Preferred Share Offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,875,000 convertible preferred shares solely to cover over-allotments, if any. The Offerings are expected to close on June 14, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
Clarivate’s net proceeds from the Ordinary Share Offering are expected to be approximately $723.8 million, and Clarivate’s net proceeds from the Convertible Preferred Share Offering are expected to be approximately $1.208 billion (or approximately $1.389 billion if the underwriters in the Convertible Preferred Share Offering exercise in full their over-allotment option to purchase additional convertible preferred shares), in each case after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. Clarivate will not receive any proceeds from the sale of ordinary shares by the selling shareholders, including pursuant to the exercise by the underwriters in the Ordinary Share Offering of their option to purchase additional ordinary shares. Clarivate intends to use the net proceeds from the Offerings to finance a portion of the purchase price for its pending acquisition of ProQuest, announced on May 17, 2021. Neither of the Offerings is conditioned on consummation of the ProQuest acquisition. If the ProQuest acquisition is not consummated, Clarivate intends to use the net proceeds received by it from the Offerings for general corporate purposes, which may, at Clarivate’s option, include redemption of the convertible preferred shares.
Unless earlier converted or redeemed, each convertible preferred share will automatically convert on June 1, 2024 (subject to postponement for certain market disruption events) into between 3.2052 and 3.8462 of Clarivate’s ordinary shares, subject to certain customary anti-dilution adjustments.
Dividends on the convertible preferred shares will be payable on a cumulative basis when, as and if declared by Clarivate’s board of directors, at an annual rate of 5.25% on the liquidation preference of $100 per convertible preferred share, and may be paid in cash or, subject to certain limitations, in ordinary shares, or in any combination of cash and ordinary shares. If declared, dividends on the convertible preferred shares will be payable quarterly on March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1 of each year, commencing on September 1, 2021 and ending on, and including, June 1, 2024.
Citigroup is acting as sole global coordinator and joint book-running manager, and BofA Securities, RBC Capital Markets, Barclays, HSBC and J. P. Morgan are also acting as joint book-running managers for the Offerings.
Clarivate is conducting the Offerings pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement, including a base prospectus, under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Each of the Offerings is being made only by means of a separate prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to either Offering may be obtained by contacting Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, telephone: 1-800-831-9146 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; BofA Securities, NC1-004-03-43; 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, Toll Free: 1 800 294 1322, Email: email@example.com; RBC Capital Markets, Attention: Equity Syndicate, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10281-8098, or by telephone at (877) 822-4089 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by emailing Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com or calling 888-603-5847; HSBC at 1-866-811-8049 and J.P. Morgan at 212-834-4533. Before you invest in either Offering, you should read the applicable prospectus supplement relating to such Offering and accompanying prospectus, the registration statement and the other documents that Clarivate has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as incorporated by reference therein, for more complete information about Clarivate and the Offerings. Investors may obtain these documents for free by visiting the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
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