3i and Oak Hill Investors are listing data centre operator Telecity Group on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. The IPO is pricing Telecity shares at 220p each, representing a market capitalisation of £436m. The flotation of Telecity follows a number of pulled IPOs recently. TA Associates-backed SmartStream and Lion Capital-owned Wagamamas are amongst the businesses that had scheduled listings but decided against it due to unfavourable market conditions.
Deal will be the second add-on acquisition for Danoffice since Agilitas's buyout of the company in November 2017
Bowmark will provide additional funding of £100m to fund the company's add-ons acquisitions
Exit represents an 18x return on Octopus's initial investment and a 9x return on its total investment
Deal follows M&A litigation initiated after coronavirus uncertainty and financing difficulties