From demerger to listing

From demerger to listing

Ninety One announced its expected intention to float on 31 January 2020 the premium segment of the Main Market on the London Stock Exchange. It has also published a registration document.

 The IPO follows the announcement on 29 November 2019 by Investec plc and Investec Limited (Investec) of the proposed demerger of its global asset management business. Investec intends for its asset management business to be publicly listed under the name Ninety One plc. If successful, Ninety One would be a dual listed company with a secondary listing on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Investec’s joint CEOs, Fani Titi and Hendrik du Toit, regard the potential IPO as a ‘significant milestone for the Investec Group’ and describe ‘the demerger and listing of a fully-independent Ninety One as a major step in Investec Group's programme to simplify and focus, and positions both the Ninety One and Investec Bank and Wealth businesses for long-term growth’.

The demerger and listing of Ninety One will be subjected to shareholder approval scheduled for 10 February 2020.

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