CALGARY, Nov. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Middlefield Group, on behalf of Global Healthcare Dividend Fund (the "Fund"), is pleased to announce that it has completed the issuance of an additional 300,000 units pursuant to the over-allotment option granted to the agents in the Fund's recently completed initial public offering. In aggregate, the Fund has raised gross proceeds of $158 million.
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.
Middlefield Capital Corporation, the advisor, provides investment management advice to the Fund. Sector & Sovereign Research, LLC, an investment research boutique based in Stamford, Connecticut, acts as an industry advisor to Middlefield and in such capacity provides them with ongoing analysis regarding the global healthcare sector.
Units trade under the TSX symbol "GHC.UN".
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.
Certain statements in this press release may constitute forward-looking information, including statements regarding distributions. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause estimates to differ materially from the expectations expressed, including the risk that the per unit distributions may decrease below the amount expected, which could occur for various reasons beyond the control of the Fund such as a decrease in the distributions paid by the issuers of securities included in the Fund's portfolio or a change in general economic conditions. The forward-looking information contained in this press release constitutes the Fund's current estimate, as of the date of this press release, with respect to the matters covered hereby. Investors and others should not assume that any forward-looking statement contained in this press release represents the Fund's estimate as of any date other than the date of this press release. Unless required by applicable securities law, the Fund does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
SOURCE: Global Healthcare Dividend Fund
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