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Following its announcement on 12 October 2015 of its intention to proceed with an initial public offering (“IPO” or “Offering”), Georgia Healthcare Group PLC (the “Group”, or “GHG”) today announces the expected price range for its IPO.
Nikoloz Gamkrelidze, CEO of Georgia Healthcare Group, said:
“We are pleased with the level of institutional investor interest we’re seeing at this early stage of the IPO process, from both healthcare and non-healthcare sector investors, as well as existing shareholders of our parent BGH. We believe the dynamics of the Georgian healthcare market provide long-term growth opportunities and that GHG, a market leader operating a business model with cost and synergy advantages, is well positioned to take advantage of the significant market growth prospects. We look forward to welcoming new investors, including our directors and management, as we embark on the next phase of our development. We remain committed to providing the highest quality patient care whilst seeking to deliver sustainable returns for our shareholders.”
Irakli Gilauri, Chairman of Georgia Healthcare Group, commented:
“The boards of directors and management teams of BGH and GHG appreciate the growth potential that GHG has and I, along with many of my colleagues on the GHG board and management team, intend to invest in the IPO. Furthermore, I am excited to see a substantial level of interest from a diverse mix of institutional investors, including a significant number of existing shareholders of BGH. As the leading healthcare company in Georgia by both revenue and number of beds, GHG will offer investors an opportunity to diversify their holdings and benefit from an emerging market business with a successful track record and strong future prospects.”
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