CALGARY, July 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Middlefield Group, on behalf of Global Infrastructure Dividend Fund (the "Fund"), is pleased to announce that the Fund has completed its initial public offering of 12,500,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit for gross proceeds of $125 million. The units are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol GIF.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;
through an investment strategy which focuses on a diversified, actively managed portfolio comprised primarily of dividend paying global issuers that own, develop, operate, support or maintain assets or businesses related to infrastructure, energy transportation or real estate.
The initial target distribution yield for the Fund is 6.0% per annum based on the original subscription price of $10.00.
Middlefield Limited, the manager, intends that on or about August 15, 2016, the Fund will, subject to applicable laws and receipt of any regulatory approvals required, merge on a tax-deferred basis with Middlefield Global Infrastructure Fund, an open-end mutual fund.
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 Infrastructure Dividend Fund
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