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TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - (TSX: RIB.UN) Ridgewood Capital Asset Management Inc., the trustee, manager and portfolio advisor to Ridgewood Canadian Investment Grade Bond Fund (the "Fund"), is pleased to announce that it has filed a prospectus supplement in respect of its previously announced offering (the "Offering") of up to approximately $10 million of the Fund's trust units (the "Units").
The Offering is being conducted by a syndicate of agents on a best efforts basis led by CIBC Capital Markets and National Bank Financial Inc. and includes RBC Capital Markets, TD Securities Inc., BMO Capital Markets, Scotiabank, Canaccord Genuity Corp., GMP Securities L.P., Raymond James Ltd., Desjardins Securities Inc., Echelon Wealth Partners Inc., Haywood Securities Inc., Industrial Alliance Securities Inc., Mackie Research Capital Corporation and Manulife Securities Incorporated (collectively, the "Agents").
The offering price for the Units is $14.75 per Unit (the "Offering Price"), which will not be dilutive to the most recently calculated net asset value per Unit of the Fund prior to determining the Offering Price. The closing price on the TSX for the Units on February 20, 2019 was $14.93.
In connection with the foregoing, the Fund has filed a prospectus supplement (the "Supplement") to its short form base shelf prospectus dated August 10, 2018 with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada. The Supplement qualifies for distribution up to 677,967 Units. The Agents have been granted an over-allotment option to purchase up to 101,695 additional Units at the Offering Price, which option is exercisable by the Agents for up to 30 days following the closing of the Offering. The Fund intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering in the manner disclosed in the Supplement.
The Offering is expected to close on or about February 27, 2019 and is subject to certain closing conditions including the approval of the TSX.
The Fund invests in a portfolio consisting primarily of investment grade bonds of Canadian issuers, supplemented by investments of up to 25% of the portfolio in investment grade bonds issued by non-Canadian issuers and will use the proceeds from the Offering in accordance with its investment objectives, strategy and restrictions.
About Ridgewood Capital Asset Management Inc.
Ridgewood Capital Asset Management Inc. is an independent investment manager that manages approximately $1.2 billion in assets for a diversified client base of high net worth individuals, foundations/endowments, First Nation mandates and institutional accounts, of which approximately $875 million is invested in fixed income assets.
A short form base shelf prospectus containing important detailed information about the Units, as supplemented by a supplement thereto, has been filed with securities commissions or similar authorities in each of the provinces of Canada. Copies of the short form base shelf prospectus, as supplemented by the supplement thereto, may be obtained from a member of the syndicate.
You will usually pay brokerage fees to your dealer if you purchase or sell Units on the TSX or other alternative Canadian trading system (an "exchange"). If the Units are purchased or sold on an exchange, investors may pay more than the current net asset value when buying shares of the Fund and may receive less than the current net asset value when selling them.
There are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning securities of an investment fund. An investment fund must prepare disclosure documents that contain key information about the fund. You can find more detailed information about the Fund in the public filings available at www.sedar.com. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.
Certain statements contained in this document constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to matters disclosed in this document and to other matters identified in public filings relating to the fund, to the future outlook of the fund and anticipated events or results and may include statements regarding the future financial performance of the fund. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by terms such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and we assume no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.
The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or any applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities nor will there be any sale of such securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
SOURCE Ridgewood Capital Asset Management Inc.
For further information: regarding the Fund, please visit the Ridgewood Capital Asset Management Inc. website at www.ridgewoodcapital.ca or contact John H. Simpson, CFA, Managing Director, at 416-479-2751