Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 1988K
Vitec Group PLC (The)
31 December 2020
 

31 December 2020

 

 

The Vitec Group plc

 

Holdings in Company

 

 

In conformity with the Transparency Directive The Vitec Group plc (Vitec) is required to announce to the market the receipt of notifications of major interests in shares.

 

Vitec received the attached notice in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules that Alantra EQMC Asset Management, SGIIC, S.A. has a notifiable interest in the voting rights of 9,144,239 ordinary shares of 20p each in Vitec, representing 20.00% of Vitec's issued ordinary share capital.

 

 

Jon Bolton

Group Company Secretary

020 8332 4600 

 

A snapshot of The Vitec Group plc

 

Vitec is a leading global provider of premium branded hardware products and software solutions to the fast changing and growing "image capture and content creation" market.

 

Vitec's customers include broadcasters, production and rental companies, independent content creators, photographers and enterprises. Our product portfolio includes camera supports, video transmission systems and monitors, smartphone accessories, robotic camera systems, prompters, LED lighting, mobile power, bags and motion control, audio capture and noise reduction equipment.

 

We employ around 1,600 people across the world in 11 different countries and are organised in three Divisions: Imaging Solutions, Production Solutions and Creative Solutions.

 

The Vitec Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2019 revenue of £376.1 million.

 

More information can be found at: www.vitecgroup.com

 

LEI number: 2138007H5DQ4X8YOCF14

 

 

 

 



 

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)i

 


 

1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attachedii:

The Vitec Group plc

 

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer  (please mark with an "X" if appropriate)

 

Non-UK issuer


 

2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an "X")

 

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

x

 

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments


 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights


 

Other (please specify)iii: substitution of the investment manager of the Funds


 

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv

 

Name

Alantra EQMC Asset Management, SGIIC, S.A.

 

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Madrid, Spain

 

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v

 

Name

EQMC Europe Development Capital Fund Plc & Mercer QIF Common Contractual Fund

 

City and country of registered office (if applicable)


 

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi:

30 December 2020

 

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

30 December 2020

 

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

 


% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

% of voting rights through financial instruments
(total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

Total number of voting rights of issuervii

 

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

20.00%

0%

20.00%

45,717,475

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

19.28%

0%

19.28%


 

 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedviii

 

A: Voting rights attached to shares

 

Class/type of
shares

ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rightsix

% of voting rights

 

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

 

GB0009296665

0

9,144,239

0

20.00%

 






 






 

SUBTOTAL 8. A

9,144,239

20.00%

 

 

 

 

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

 

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is

exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

 






 






 






 



SUBTOTAL 8. B 1



 

 

 

 

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

 

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Physical or cash

settlementxii

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

 







 







 







 




SUBTOTAL 8.B.2



 

 

 

 

 

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the

applicable box with an "X")

Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuerxiii


Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity
xiv (please add additional rows as necessary)

x

Namexv

% of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

% of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

EQMC EUROPE DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL FUND, PLC

17.00%

0%

7,770,548

MERCER QIF COMMON CONTRACTUAL FUND

3.00%

0%

1,373,691


10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder


The number and % of voting rights held


The date until which the voting rights will be held



11. Additional informationxvi

ALANTRA EQMC ASSET MANAGEMENT SGIIC, S.A. is the investment manager of EQMC EUROPE DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL FUND, PLC ("EQMC") and the sub-investment manager of MERCER INVESTMENT FUND 2 (a sub-fund of MERCER QIF COMMON CONTRACTUAL FUND), together with EQMC the "Funds". ALANTRA EQMC as investment manager and sub-investment manager may exercise the voting rights of the shares of The Vitec Group plc held by the Funds.

 

 

Place of completion

Madrid

Date of completion

30 December 2020

 

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