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Believe is a public firm, as CEO Denis Ladegaillerie rings bell on Paris stock market debut – Music Business Worldwide

Distribution and companies firm Believe formally went public right now (June 10), debuting on the Paris Euronext this morning.


The firm floated 14.35% of its fairness through its IPO, elevating €300 million within the course of.

Subsequent to the IPO, TCV will proceed to personal 41.67% of Believe, whereas the music firm’s founder and CEO, Denis Ladegaillerie, will personal 12.62%. Another main shareholder, Ventech, will personal 17.08%.

Believe has up to now chosen to not activate a further over-allotment of shares, which might have seen it increase €330 million in whole, and float 15.7% of its firm.

However, the agency reserves the suitable to take action, through stabilization agent J.P Morgan, up till July 9.

Believe priced its IPO at €19.50 per share, giving it a €1.9 billion market cap valuation.

Institutional buyers within the IPO included Fonds Stratégique de Participations (FSP), who acquired €60 million’s price of shares.

Believe opened on the Euronext right now at €18.40 per share, and ended the day at €16.05.

Denis Ladegaillerie rang the bell on Believe’s public debut at a Euronext gathering in Paris this morning.

In a subsequent assertion, Ladegaillerie, who based Believe in 2005, stated: “Believe is crossing a new threshold in its development by going public. The funds raised will allow us to invest in our innovative technology platform and to implement our ambitious strategy of targeted acquisitions.

“This transaction was also intended to build a solid and balanced shareholder base alongside TCV, our long-term shareholder. We are delighted to welcome the Fonds Stratégique de Participations (FSP), a long-term investor that supports the development of French champions, and Sycomore Asset Management, a leading player in responsible investment.

“Believe is crossing a new threshold in its development by going public.”

Denis Ladegaillerie, Believe

“This listing gives us the means to accelerate our development by fulfilling our mission to develop independent artists and labels in the digital world with respect, fairness and transparency.”

Ladegaillerie added: “Thanks to our historical investors for their support – notably Ventech and XAnge, Thanks to our artists and labels for their loyalty and trust. Thanks to our fantastic teams for their dedication and engagement. Thanks to our partners for their willingness to continue to innovate with us.

“We have an exciting journey ahead of us and I can’t wait to continue shaping the future with you and building with you the global leader in developing independent artists and labels in the digital world.”

Believe intends to spend as much as €100 million annually in 2021, 2022, and 2023 on acquisitions, Ladegaillerie confirmed.

Believe’s consolidated revenues hit €124 million in Q1 2021 (which Believe calls its most “prolific” ever quarter), up by 26% (+23% natural) on the identical interval of 2020.Music Business Worldwide

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