STS Holding S.A. – the Final Price in the initial public offering is set at PLN 23 per share
STS Group (the “Group”), a capital group headed by STS Holding S.A. (“STS Holding”, the “Company”), the largest sports betting operator in Poland with leading proprietary technology, announces that the Final Price for the Offer Shares for Retail Investors and the Final Price for the Offer Shares for Institutional Investors in its initial public offering (the “Offering”) has been set at PLN 23 per share. The Final Number of the Offer Shares in the Offering is 46 874 998 shares (including 42 613 636 Sale Shares and 4 261 362 Over-Allotment Shares), constituting 30% of the share capital of STS Holding S.A. This implies an Offering size of c. PLN 1,1 billion.
The Group is the largest licensed bookmaker in Poland by turnover, and also operates on an international scale through licenses in the United Kingdom and Estonia, from where it offers its services in several additional markets. The Group’s portfolio of services includes sports betting, virtual sports, an online casino (outside of Poland), BetGames and a wide range of betting services relating to esports.
STS is a strong brand that the entire team has been building and developing for the three decades. We are the undisputed leader of the bookmaking industry in Poland, a market which enjoys very strong organic growth. We believe that due to our competitive advantages the Group will continue outperforming the market and will be able to reach an increasing number of new customers. The upcoming debut of shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange marks an important stage of our development. We look forward to welcoming into our shareholding register a diverse set of IPO investors from Poland, Europe and globally to participate alongside us in the future growth of the business as we execute on our strategy – says Mateusz Juroszek, President of the Management Board of STS Holding.
Summary of the Offering
- The Final Price for the Offer Shares for Retail Investors and the Final Price for the Offer Shares for Institutional Investors has been set at PLN 23 per share.
- The total value of the Offering is c. PLN 1,1 billion, while the market capitalization of the Company as a result of the Final Price for the Offer Shares is c. PLN 3,6 billion.
- The Final Number of the Offer Shares in the Offering is 46 874 998 shares (including 42 613 636 Sale Shares and 4 261 362 Over-Allotment Shares), constituting 30% of the share capital of STS Holding S.A.
- The final number of Sale Shares offered to Retail Investors has been set at 1 890 000 shares (ca. 4% of the Offer Shares), while 44 984 998 Offer Shares will be offered to Institutional Investors (ca. 96% of the Offer Shares)
- Mateusz Juroszek, key shareholder and the CEO (together with his family), retains a significant shareholding in the Company, controlling 70% shares, which corresponds to the same percentage of the total votes at the general meeting.
- Allotment of the Offer Shares is scheduled on December 8, 2021.
- Expected first day of trading of the Admitted Shares on the regulated market of the WSE is scheduled on December 10, 2021.
- Following the Offering, the Company, its Selling Shareholders and two Members of the Management Board will be subject to a lock-up agreement in respect of their shares which will remain in effect for 360 days following the listing date.
- Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE and UBS Europe SE serve as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, and mBank S.A. (“mBank”), Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski Spółka Akcyjna Oddział – Biuro Maklerskie w Warszawie (“PKO BP”) and WOOD & Company Financial Services a.s. Spółka Akcyjna Oddział w Polsce are Joint Bookrunners.
- mBank and PKO BP are also the investment firms intermediating in the public offering.
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About STS Group
Founded in 1997, the Group is the largest bookmaking company in Poland, which also operates on the international market. The bookmaker is licensed in the UK and Estonia from where it offers services on several foreign markets. It offers betting products including sports betting, Esports, Virtual Sports, BetGames and online casino in select markets.
The Group provides online services via desktop and mobile websites, dedicated Android and iOS applications as well as approximately 400 retail betting ship across Poland. The Group is continuously improving its offering by, among others, providing more live bets and strengthening its leading position in the field of eSports. The bookmaker has also created its own withdrawal system – STSpay – allowing for quick transfers 24/7. The Group additionally owns Betsys – the company providing betting engine.
Thanks to effective 24/7 customer service, the Group can respond to increasing customer needs. The Company offers live broadcasts of sports events via STS TV, also available to users of mobile devices. Every month, the Company broadcasts nearly 5,000 sports events, including, among others, football, tennis, volleyball, basketball and other sports.
The Group is actively involved in supporting Polish sport, being the largest private entity on the domestic sponsorship market. The company is the official sponsor of the Polish national football team, the strategic sponsor of Lech Poznań, the main sponsor of Jagiellonia Białystok as well as the official sponsor of Cracovia, Pogoń Szczecin, Górnik Łęczna, Zagłębie Lubin, the Polish Volleyball League and other sports clubs and associations. The Group is also committed to supporting eSports.
The online channels are supplemented by c. 400 modern betting shops located in every major city in Poland which additionally increase brand recognition. The Group employs over 1,500 people.
In February 2019, the Group began operations outside of Poland – the bookmaker obtained a license in the United Kingdom and subsequently in Estonia, from where it offers services on several other markets. The Group was the first Polish bookmaker to start operations abroad. In addition, the Group is present in the Czech Republic (Betsys) and Malta. Moreover, the Group is looking at the Dutch market and is considering applying for a gambling license in that country. The Group’s focus remains on Poland, but the Group expects that its international product offering, including the online casino, will grow its contribution to the Group’s operations in the future. The Company does not rule out interest in entering new markets, as well as the commercialisation of the Betsys system in order to offer it to other bookmaking operators in Central and Eastern Europe in countries where the Group does not operate.
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