THE TAKEOVER PANEL – DISCLOSURE TABLE
17 August 2022
The following are today’s changes to the Disclosure Table:
ADDITIONS
OFFEREE: MySale Group plc
Offer period commenced: 11:41 17-Aug-2022
Rule 2.9 information to follow
OFFEROR: Frasers Group plc
Offeror identified: 11:41 17-Aug-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
DELETIONS
None
AMENDMENTS
OFFEREE: Avast plc
Offer period commenced: 22:23 14-Jul-2021
10p ordinaryISIN: GB00BDD85M81NSI: 1,042,521,553
OFFEROR: Nitro Bidco Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of NortonLifeLock Inc.)
Offeror identified: 22:23 14-Jul-2021
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
USD 0.01 commonISIN: US6687711084NSI: 571,706,807
OFFEREE: Biffa plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 07-Jun-2022
1p ordinaryISIN: GB00BD8DR117NSI: 305,911,841
OFFEROR: Energy Capital Partners, LLC
Offeror identified: 07:00 07-Jun-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: 17:00 30-Aug-2022
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
DISCLOSURE TABLE
OFFEREE: Allied Minds plc
Offer period commenced: 16:38 09-Mar-2022
1p ordinaryISIN: GB00BLRLH124NSI: 239,650,273
OFFEROR: No named offeror
OFFEREE: Avast plc
Offer period commenced: 22:23 14-Jul-2021
10p ordinaryISIN: GB00BDD85M81NSI: 1,042,521,553
OFFEROR: Nitro Bidco Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of NortonLifeLock Inc.)
Offeror identified: 22:23 14-Jul-2021
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
USD 0.01 commonISIN: US6687711084NSI: 571,706,807
OFFEREE: Biffa plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 07-Jun-2022
1p ordinaryISIN: GB00BD8DR117NSI: 305,911,841
OFFEROR: Energy Capital Partners, LLC
Offeror identified: 07:00 07-Jun-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: 17:00 30-Aug-2022
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Brewin Dolphin Holdings plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 31-Mar-2022
1p ordinaryISIN: GB0001765816NSI: 303,728,512
OFFEROR: RBC Wealth Management (Jersey) Holdings Limited (an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada)
Offeror identified: 07:00 31-Mar-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Capricorn Energy plc
Offer period commenced: 07:10 01-Jun-2022
21/13p ordinaryISIN: GB00BN0SMB92NSI: 315,072,439
OFFEROR: Tullow Oil plc
Offeror identified: 07:10 01-Jun-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
10p ordinaryISIN: GB0001500809NSI: 1,438,524,083
OFFEREE: CareTech Holdings plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 07-Mar-2022
0.5p ordinaryISIN: GB00B0KWHQ09NSI: 113,336,434
OFFEROR: Amalfi Bidco Limited (indirectly owned by joint offerors Sheikh Holdings Group (Investments) Limited, Belgravia Investments Limited and Kensington Capital Limited, funds managed by THCS IV GP S.a r.l. and TH Management IV S.a r.l.)
Offeror identified: 07:00 07-Mar-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: ContourGlobal plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 17-May-2022
1p ordinaryISIN: GB00BF448H58NSI: 656,841,000
OFFEROR: Cretaceous Bidco Limited (a newly formed company wholly-owned by funds advised by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and its affiliates)
Offeror identified: 07:00 17-May-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Countryside Partnerships plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 30-May-2022
0.01p ordinaryISIN: GB00BYPHNG03NSI: 499,472,051
OFFEROR: Inclusive Capital Partners L.P.
Offeror identified: 07:00 30-May-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Darktrace plc
Offer period commenced: 18:33 15-Aug-2022
1p ordinaryISIN: GB00BNYK8G86NSI: 708,811,019
OFFEROR: Thoma Bravo L.P.
Offeror identified: 18:33 15-Aug-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: 17:00 12-Sep-2022
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: EMIS Group plc
Offer period commenced: 15:50 17-Jun-2022
1p ordinaryISIN: GB00B61D1Y04NSI: 63,311,396
OFFEROR: Bordeaux UK Holdings II Limited (an affiliate of Optum Health Solutions (UK) Limited and a wholly owned subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated)
Offeror identified: 15:50 17-Jun-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Euromoney Institutional Investor plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 20-Jun-2022
0.25p ordinaryISIN: GB0006886666NSI: 109,304,103
OFFEROR: Becketts Bidco Limited (a newly incorporated company controlled by funds managed and/or advised by Astorg Asset Management S.a r.l., Epiris GP Limited and Epiris GP III Limited)
Offeror identified: 07:00 20-Jun-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: eve Sleep plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 06-Jun-2022
0.1p ordinaryISIN: GB00BYWMFT51NSI: 274,742,418
OFFEROR: No named offeror
OFFEREE: Forest Company Limited, The (See Note 9 below)
Offer period commenced: 11:37 22-Nov-2021
USD 0.10 ordinaryISIN: GG00B4TC8Z57NSI: 51,243,641
USD 0.10 A ordinary  
OFFEROR: No named offeror
OFFEREE: Go-Ahead Group plc, The
Offer period commenced: 09:14 13-Jun-2022
10p ordinaryISIN: GB0003753778NSI: 43,177,390
OFFEROR: Gerrard Investment Bidco Limited a newly formed company indirectly owned by Kinetic TCo Pty Ltd and Globalvia Inversiones S.A.U.
Offeror identified: 09:14 13-Jun-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: HomeServe plc
Offer period commenced: 16:09 24-Mar-2022
2 9/13p ordinaryISIN: GB00BYYTFB60NSI: 336,671,735
OFFEROR: Hestia Bidco Limited (an indirect subsidiary of Brookfield Infrastructure funds)
Offeror identified: 16:09 24-Mar-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: iEnergizer Limited
Offer period commenced: 12:57 09-Jun-2022
10p ordinaryISIN: GG00B54NMG96NSI: 190,130,008
OFFEROR: BPEA Advisors Private Limited
Offeror identified: 12:57 09-Jun-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Impellam Group plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 12-Apr-2022
1p ordinaryISIN: GB00B8HWGJ55NSI: 45,114,968
OFFEROR: No named offeror
OFFEREE: Lamprell plc
Offer period commenced: 07:01 24-Jun-2022
5p ordinaryISIN: GB00B1CL5249NSI: 412,817,636
OFFEROR: Thunderball Investments Limited (a newly formed company owned by Blofeld Investment Management Limited and AlGihaz Holding Closed Joint-Stock Company)
Offeror identified: 07:01 24-Jun-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: M&C Saatchi plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 06-Jan-2022
1p ordinaryISIN: GB00B01F7T14NSI: 122,257,465
OFFEROR: AdvancedAdvT Limited (a vehicle connected with Vin Murria)
Offeror identified: 07:00 06-Jan-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Ordinary NPVISIN: VGG0103J1075NSI: 133,200,000
OFFEROR: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc
Offeror identified: 07:01 20-May-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
2.5p ordinaryISIN: GB0030026057NSI: 98,381,658
OFFEREE: Mediclinic International plc
Offer period commenced: 07:30 09-Jun-2022
10p ordinaryISIN: GB00B8HX8Z88NSI: 737,243,810
OFFEROR: Manta Bidco Limited (a newly formed company owned by a consortium comprising Remgro Limited and SAS Shipping Agencies Services S.a.r.l., a wholly owned subsidiary of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA)
Offeror identified: 07:30 09-Jun-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Meggitt plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 02-Aug-2021
5p ordinaryISIN: GB0005758098NSI: 782,887,591
OFFEROR: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
Offeror identified: 07:00 02-Aug-2021
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: MySale Group plc
Offer period commenced: 11:41 17-Aug-2022
Rule 2.9 information to follow
OFFEROR: Frasers Group plc
Offeror identified: 11:41 17-Aug-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: PCF Group plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 31-May-2022
5p ordinaryISIN: GB0004189378NSI: 333,810,136
OFFEROR: Castle Trust Capital plc
Offeror identified: 07:00 31-May-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: 17:00 23-Aug-2022
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: RPS Group plc
Offer period commenced: 21:37 08-Aug-2022
3p ordinaryISIN: GB0007594764NSI: 277,510,925
OFFEROR: WSP Group Holdings Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of WSP Global Inc.)
Offeror identified: 21:37 08-Aug-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Shaftesbury plc
Offer period commenced: 22:35 07-May-2022
25p ordinaryISIN: GB0007990962NSI: 384,370,449
OFFEROR: Capital & Counties Properties plc
Offeror identified: 22:35 07-May-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
25p ordinaryISIN: GB00B62G9D36NSI: 851,274,235
OFFEREE: Ted Baker plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 18-Mar-2022
5p ordinaryISIN: GB0001048619NSI: 184,616,158
OFFEROR: ABG-Robin BidCo (UK) Limited (a newly incorporated entity wholly-owned by Authentic Brands Group, LLC)
Offeror identified: 07:00 16-Aug-2022
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Tekmar Group plc
Offer period commenced: 07:02 13-Jun-2022
1p ordinaryISIN: GB00BDFGGK53NSI: 60,960,234
OFFEROR: No named offeror
Notes:
1.Rule 8 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) sets out the circumstances in which Dealing Disclosures and/or Opening Position Disclosures are required to be made by the parties to an offer, persons acting in concert with them, persons with an interest in relevant securities of 1% or more and exempt principal traders (“EPTs”) connected with the parties to an offer.
2.Where an offeror is marked “Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required”, dealings and positions in relevant securities of that offeror are not required to be disclosed under Rule 8. This is either because it has been announced that the offer or possible offer is, or is likely to be, solely in cash or because disclosure is not required for some other reason.
3.Dealings and positions required to be disclosed under Rule 8 of the Code include dealings and positions in derivatives referenced to, and options in respect of, relevant securities of an offeree company and, where appropriate, an offeror (see Note 2 above).
4.The information set out in the Disclosure Table relating to the relevant securities in issue of an offeree company or of an offeror (and any amendments thereto) has been extracted from the relevant announcement made by such company under Rule 2.9 of the Code. Similarly, details of any deadline set under Rule 2.6 by which a potential offeror must announce either a firm intention to make a bid or that it does not intend to make an offer (or, in the case of Rule 2.6(a), by which the Panel must consent to an extension of the deadline) has been extracted from the relevant announcement made by the offeree company.
5.Additions and deletions of offeree companies and offerors are reflected in the Disclosure Table throughout the day, following the relevant announcement. Other amendments may also be made throughout the day. In any event, details of the classes of relevant securities issued by an offeree or offeror company, the number of such securities in issue (“NSI”) and the International Securities Identification Number (“ISIN”) of such securities announced under Rule 2.9 of the Code before 5.00 pm each day will be included in the final version of the Disclosure Table by 5.30 pm that day. The final version of the Disclosure Table issued each day will be marked “Final” and persons required to make Dealing Disclosures and Opening Position Disclosures are advised to use that final version. Any changes to a potential offeror’s Rule 2.6 deadline will also be reflected in the “Final” version of the Disclosure Table, although any such changes will not be shown in the “Amendments” section at the top of the Disclosure Table.
6.Dealing Disclosures by the parties to an offer, persons acting in concert with them and connected EPTs must be made by no later than 12 noon on the business day (as defined in the Code) following the date of the relevant dealing and Dealing Disclosures by persons with an interest in relevant securities of 1% or more must be made by 3.30 pm on the business day following the date of the relevant dealing.
7.Opening Position Disclosures by the parties to an offer and by connected EPTs must be made by no later than 12 noon on the 10th business day after the commencement of the offer period or the announcement that first identifies an offeror (as the case may be). Where required, Opening Position Disclosures by persons with interests in relevant securities of 1% or more must be made by no later than 3.30 pm on the 10th business day after the commencement of the offer period or the announcement that first identifies an offeror (as the case may be). Details of the time and date at which an offer period commenced and at which an offeror was first identified are set out in the Disclosure Table. In order to calculate the deadline for Opening Position Disclosures, it is therefore necessary to count forward 10 business days from the relevant date.
8.Opening Position Disclosures and Dealing Disclosures required under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service (“RIS”).
9.This Note is applicable if it says “See Note 9 below” by the name of the company in the Disclosure Table above. The Executive has granted the company a dispensation from the requirements under the Code that announcements must be published via a RIS. The company is instead required to publish all announcements on its website. The Executive has also granted a dispensation from Note 3 on Rule 8 of the Code that disclosures made under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a RIS. Therefore, Opening Position Disclosures and Dealing Disclosures required under Rule 8 of the Code may be made to the company at the address stated in the announcement that commenced the offer period.
10.The following are approved Regulatory Information Services: 
 Business Wire Regulatory Disclosure provided by Business Wire+44 (0)20 7626 1982
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 PR Newswire Disclose provided by Cision Group Ltd+44 (0)20 7454 5210
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