Telus International, an affiliate of Canadian wireless carrier Telus Corp, has upsized the pricing of its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange. Shares will sell at US$25 per share, generating gross proceeds of US$925 million (C$1.18 billion) to Telus International, Telus Corp and Baring Private Equity Asia. Trading is expected to begin under the ticker symbol “TIXT” on February 3.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia., Feb. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TELUS Corporation (TSX: T; NYSE: TU) and its subsidiary, TELUS International (Cda) Inc. (TELUS International), today announced the pricing of the upsized TELUS International initial public offering (IPO) of 37.0 million subordinate voting shares at a price of US$25.00 per share.
The offering is expected to generate aggregate gross proceeds to TELUS International, TELUS Corporation (TELUS) and Baring Private Equity Asia (Baring) of U.S. $925 million (CAD$1.18 billion) (or U.S. $1.06 billion (CAD$1.36 billion), if the underwriters exercise their over-allotment option in full), with expected net proceeds to TELUS International of approximately US$490 million (CAD$627 million), which are expected to be used to repay outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facilities. TELUS International will not receive any proceeds from the subordinate voting shares sold by the selling shareholders.
The subordinate voting shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “TIXT” on February 3, 2021. The offering is expected to close on February 5, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
The subordinate voting shares offered in the IPO include approximately 21.0 million from TELUS International treasury and approximately 16.0 million from TELUS and Baring, the selling shareholders. The selling shareholders have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 5.55 million additional subordinate voting shares at the IPO price, less underwriting discounts and commissions (the over-allotment option).
Following the offering, TELUS is expected to hold approximately 67.8% of the voting power of TELUS International (67.0% if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full) and 57.1% of the economic interest (55.2% if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full). Baring is expected to hold approximately 30.1% of the voting power of TELUS International (30.7% if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full) and 25.4% of the economic interest (25.3% if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full).
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as joint lead book-running managers for the IPO. Barclays Capital Inc., BofA Securities, Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. are also acting as active book-running managers. Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc., Wells Fargo Securities, and William Blair & Company, L.L.C. are also acting as book-running managers. Additionally, MUFG Securities Americas Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Loop Capital Markets LLC and R. Seelaus & Co., LLC are acting as co-managers.
A registration statement relating to the IPO was filed with, and declared effective by, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. TELUS International has also obtained a receipt for its final base PREP prospectus filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada. The IPO is being made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by telephone at (866) 803-9204, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014; Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by calling (888) 603-5847, or by email at email@example.com; BofA Securities, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or CIBC Capital Markets, 22 Front Street West, Mailroom, Toronto, ON, M5J 2W5, by telephone at (416) 956-3636, or by email at email@example.com.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of TELUS International, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction.
About TELUS International
TELUS International designs, builds and delivers next-generation digital solutions to enhance the customer experience (CX) for global and disruptive brands. The company’s services support the full lifecycle of its clients’ digital transformation journeys and enable them to more quickly embrace next-generation digital technologies to deliver better business outcomes. TELUS International’s integrated solutions and capabilities span digital strategy, innovation, consulting and design, digital transformation and IT lifecycle solutions, data annotation and intelligent automation, and omnichannel CX solutions that include content moderation, trust and safety solutions and other managed solutions. Fueling all stages of company growth, TELUS International partners with brands across high growth industry verticals, including tech and games, communications and media, eCommerce and fintech, healthcare, and travel and hospitality. Learn more at: telusinternational.com.
About TELUS Corporation
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. We leverage our global-leading technology and compassion to enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. In 2020, TELUS was recognized as having the fastest wireless network in the world, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better. TELUS Health is Canada’s leader in digital health technology, improving access to health and wellness services and revolutionizing the flow of health information across the continuum of care. TELUS Agriculture provides innovative digital solutions throughout the agriculture value chain, supporting better food outcomes from improved agri-business data insights and processes. TELUS International is a leading digital customer experience innovator that delivers next-generation AI and content management solutions for global brands across the technology and games, ecommerce and FinTech, communications and media, healthcare, travel and hospitality sectors. TELUS and TELUS International operate in 25+ countries around the world.