Digicel not going forward with IPO
Digicel says it has decided not to proceed with its planned IPO at this time.
In a release the telecommunications company said despite significant support for the IPO from a high quality group of investors during the marketing period, current conditions, particularly in emerging markets, have impacted transaction momentum over recent days.
Digicel's Chairman Denis O’Brien said: “Given our growth outlook, an IPO for Digicel was optional and predicated on achieving fair value for the company.
Recent volatility in equity markets has seen a number of IPOs listing at a discount to their signalled price range and this was a less attractive route for us.”
“Digicel is now at a key juncture in our growth story following a $1.5 billion investment programme over the past three years; we generate strong and growing free cash flow and we have no material debt maturities until 2021. Our growth plans remain unchanged and we remain in a strong position to exploit areas of interest in: Data, Business Solutions, Cable TV and Broadband," O’Brien said.