CALGARY, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Middlefield Group, on behalf of European Focused Dividend Fund (the "Fund"), is pleased to announce that the Fund has completed its initial public offering of 8,500,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit for gross proceeds of $85 million. The units are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol EF.UN.
The Fund's investment objectives are to provide holders of units with:
(i) stable monthly cash distributions, and
(ii) enhanced long-term total return through capital appreciation of the Fund's investment portfolio
through a diversified, actively managed portfolio comprised primarily of dividend-paying securities of issuers that are domiciled in or derive a significant portion of their revenue from Europe.
The initial target distribution yield for the Fund is 6% per annum based on the original subscription price (or $0.05 per unit per month or $0.60 per unit per annum).
Middlefield Capital Corporation, the advisor, will provide investment management advice to the Fund.
The syndicate of agents was co-led by CIBC Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets, and includes BMO Capital Markets, Scotiabank, TD Securities Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp., GMP Securities L.P., National Bank Financial Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Manulife Securities Incorporated, Mackie Research Capital Corporation, Middlefield Capital Corporation, Desjardins Securities Inc., and Echelon Wealth Partners Inc.
This offering was only made by prospectus. The prospectus contains important detailed information about the securities being offered. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained from your IIROC registered financial advisor using the contact information for such advisor. Investors should read the prospectus before making an investment decision.
SOURCE European Focused Dividend Fund
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