Polygon Retains Financial Advisor on Orange Belgium Takeover Bid

Polygon Retains Financial Advisor on Orange Belgium Takeover Bid

PR Newswire

LONDON, Feb. 1, 2021

LONDON, Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Polygon Global Partners LLP is the investment manager for the Polygon European Equity Opportunity Master Fund and certain client accounts which collectively are the holders of 5.29% of Orange Belgium's (Ticker: OBEL) total share capital.

Polygon has hired investment bank Ondra as its financial advisor in relation to Orange SA's announcement (as published by the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority on 21 January 2021) of its intention to launch a voluntary conditional public takeover bid on all the shares of Orange Belgium that it does not yet own.  Ondra is carrying out a valuation of Orange Belgium.

Polygon remains supportive of the strategy pursued by Orange Belgium and continues to believe that a price of 22 euros per share would substantially undervalue the company on a standalone basis. Specifically, Polygon points to Orange SA's recent monetization of its French rural fibre networks as well as what Polygon believes is the unaccounted-for value in Orange Belgium owned towers.

Polygon plans to further communicate on the situation in due course and remains at the disposal of Orange Belgium's Board of Directors and Orange SA's management.

About Polygon:

Polygon is a global private investment firm founded in 2002 managing approximately $1.5 billion across a number of asset classes and businesses.  Its investment capabilities are supported by a robust operational and risk infrastructure. Polygon is a part of Tetragon Financial Group Limited's alternative asset management platform, TFG Asset Management.

This press release has been issued for information purposes only and does not constitute investment advice.  Orange Belgium shareholders should seek their own advice in relation to the Orange S.A. tender offer.

For further information, please contact:

Polygon:

Press Inquiries:





Investor Relations

ir@polygoninv.com

Prosek Partners

Pro-tetragon@prosek.com

 

United States

Andy Merrill and Ryan FitzGibbon

+1 212 279 3115 ext. 216 and 234

United Kingdom

Zara Thornton

+44 (0) 20 8323 0476

       

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