CALGARY, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Middlefield Group, on behalf of Global Healthcare Dividend Fund (the "Fund"), is pleased to announce that the Fund has completed its initial public offering of 15,500,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit for gross proceeds of $155 million. The units are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol GHC.UN.
The Fund's investment objectives are to provide holders of units with:
(i) stable monthly cash distributions; and
(ii) long-term total return through distributions and capital appreciation of the Fund's investment portfolio;
by utilizing an investment strategy which combines passive and active portfolio management and focuses on investing in dividend-paying securities of global issuers that derive a significant portion of their revenue or earnings from products or services related to healthcare.
The initial target distribution yield for the Fund is 5.0% per annum based on the original subscription price (or $0.04167 per unit per month or $0.50 per unit per annum).
Middlefield Capital Corporation, the advisor, will provide investment management advice to the Fund. Sector & Sovereign Research, LLC, an investment research boutique based in Stamford, Connecticut, will act as an industry advisor to the advisor and in such capacity will provide the advisor with ongoing analysis regarding the global healthcare sector.
Middlefield Limited, the manager, intends that on or about November 15, 2016, the Fund will, subject to applicable law, merge on a tax-deferred basis into an open-end mutual fund managed by the manager or an affiliate which the manager determines has substantially similar investment objectives and which invests in the securities of issuers operating in the global healthcare sector.
The syndicate of agents was co-led by CIBC, RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank and included BMO Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Inc., TD Securities Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Raymond James Ltd., Middlefield Capital Corporation, Dundee Securities Ltd., Mackie Research Capital Corporation and Manulife Securities Incorporated.
This offering is 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: Global Healthcare Dividend Fund
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