GDV.PR.A To Get Bigger

Brompton Group has announced:

Global Dividend Growth Split Corp. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce it is undertaking an overnight treasury offering of class A and preferred shares (the “Class A Shares” and “Preferred Shares”, respectively).

The sales period for this overnight offering will end at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. The offering is expected to close on or about October 13, 2021 and is subject to certain closing conditions including approval by the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”).

The Class A Shares will be offered at a price of $12.25 per Class A Share for a distribution rate of 9.8% on the issue price, and the Preferred Shares will be offered at a price of $10.05 per Preferred Share for a yield to maturity of 4.9%. The closing price on the TSX for each of the Class A Shares and Preferred Shares on October 4, 2021 was $12.51 and $10.50, respectively. The Class A Share and Preferred Share offering prices were determined so as to be non-dilutive to the most recently calculated net asset value per unit of the Company (“Unit”) (calculated as at October 4, 2021), as adjusted for dividends and certain expenses to be accrued prior to or upon settlement of the offering. The offering is being led by RBC Capital Markets.

The Company invests in a diversified portfolio (the “Portfolio”) of equity securities of large capitalization global dividend growth companies selected by the Brompton Funds Limited (the “Manager”). In order to qualify for inclusion in the Portfolio, at the time of investment and at the time of each periodic reconstitution and/or rebalancing of the Portfolio, each global dividend growth company included in the Portfolio must (i) have a market capitalization of at least $10 billion; and (ii) have a history of dividend growth or, in the Manager’s view, have high potential for future dividend growth.

The investment objectives for the Class A Shares are to provide holders with regular monthly cash distributions and to provide the opportunity for capital appreciation through exposure to the Portfolio.

The investment objectives for the Preferred Shares are to provide holders with fixed cumulative preferential quarterly cash distributions, currently in the amount of $0.125 per Preferred Share, and to return the original issue price to holders of Preferred Shares on June 30, 2026.

So whole units are offered for a total of 22.30 per Unit, while the October 4 NAVPU is 20.86; a premium of 6.90%. What a glorious business this is!

One Response to “GDV.PR.A To Get Bigger”

  1. mbarbon says:

    Its no wonder they issue shares….Why not issue shares when the shares trade at greater than NAV! In this case, even the pref’s were issued at >$10.
    I quickly logged in to TD when announced, and the preferreds were already filled. I have a stink bid at the issue price in there this morning, but it has not dropped to issue price.

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