Paratus Announces Listing on Euronext Growth Oslo

Hamilton, Bermuda, June 28, 2024 – Paratus Energy Services Ltd. today announced its successful listing on Euronext Growth Oslo under the ticker symbol "PLSV". This milestone marks a significant step in the Company’s growth strategy and improves its ability to pursue its strategic objectives. Trading in the Company's shares will commence today at 09:00 CEST.

The listing follows a private placement of 15,309,059 new shares (the “Offering”), priced at NOK 51.66 per Share (equivalent to USD 4.90 based on the official exchange rate of Norges Bank on Friday June 21, 2024), which raised gross proceeds of the NOK equivalent of USD 75 million. The Offering was more than ten times oversubscribed, attracting strong interest from domestic and international investors. The net proceeds from the Offering will be used for general corporate purposes and to increase balance sheet flexibility. 

Paratus enters the public market with a robust financial foundation. The Company boasts a strong cash flow profile, industry leading backlog position in attractive market segments, and an efficient capital structure, allowing for immediate and significant distributions to shareholders: 

  • Exceptional Cash Flow Profile: Paratus has significant cash flow generating capabilities today, with a strong cash position of USD 126 million plus marketable securities of USD 41 million[1]. Additionally, there is an expected unwinding of a substantial receivable balance of USD 222 million1 at Fontis following an irregular build-up due to the client’s need for supplier re-certification arising from the separation from Seadrill.
  • Industry Leading Backlog: Paratus’ strong cash flows are underpinned by its significant backlog position (USD 1.5 billion1,[2]) at attractive EBITDA margins. The current market outlook is supportive of continued dayrate appreciation.
  • Attractive Capital Structure: Paratus maintains an efficient and flexible capital structure.  The Company recently completed a highly successful USD 500 million bond raise, one of the largest Nordic raises in recent times. Following the bond raise, the majority of its debt maturities are not due until 2029. The debt agreements offer high flexibility on distributions, growth, and additional subsidiary level debt capacity.

The Company remains focused on implementing an efficient capital allocation policy and delivering strong and stable shareholder returns.

Robert Jensen, Chief Executive Officer of Paratus, said: "Today's listing on Euronext Growth is a pivotal moment for Paratus and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team. Our assets have a long-term track record of generating significant cash flows, and we expect to maintain that trajectory with our recent contract awards. The listing will further strengthen our strong financial foundation with enhanced access to capital markets. We remain committed to operational excellence and pursuing opportunities that will drive long-term growth and shareholder returns."

Mei Mei Chow, Chair of the Board of Paratus, added: "Our public listing represents more than just a financial achievement; it establishes Paratus as a robust platform for continued growth and success. I want to express my gratitude to our dedicated management team and employees, loyal customers, and supportive investors who have played crucial roles in bringing us to this significant moment. I'm immensely proud of what we’ve achieved since Paratus’ emergence as a newly restructured company and am very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead."

An updated company presentation is available.

The Company intends to pursue a transfer to the main list on the Oslo Stock Exchange as soon as practicable after the completion of the Offering and Listing, and the Company will revert in due course with more information regarding such transfer of listing venue.

DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA acted as Euronext Growth Advisor to the Company in connection with the Listing (the "Euronext Growth Advisor") and jointly, together with Arctic Securities AS, acting as Joint Global Coordinators. The Joint Global Coordinators are, together with ABG Sundal Collier ASA, Fearnley Securities AS and Pareto Securities AS, acting as joint bookrunners in respect to the Offering.

Ducera Partners LLC acted as financial advisor to the Company.

Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS acted as legal counsel to the Company, while Advokatfirmaet Wiersholm AS acted as legal counsel to the Euronext Growth Advisor and the Managers, in connection with the Offering and Listing.

About Paratus
Paratus Energy Services Ltd. is an investment holding company of a group of leading energy services companies. The Paratus Group is primarily comprised of its ownership of Fontis Energy and a 50/50 JV interest in Seabras. Fontis Energy is an offshore drilling company with a fleet of five high-specification jack-up rigs working under contracts in Mexico. Seabras is a leading subsea services company, with a fleet of six multi-purpose pipe-laying support vessels under contracts in Brazil. In addition, Paratus is the largest shareholder in Archer Ltd, a global oil services company, listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. 

For further information, please contact: 
Robert Jensen, CEO
+47 958 26 729 

Baton Haxhimehmedi, CFO
+47 406 39 083 

Media contact: 
Geir Bjørlo, Corporate Communications
+47 915 40 000


Important Notice:
These materials do not constitute or form a part of any offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities of Paratus Energy Services Ltd. in the United States or any other jurisdiction. The securities of the Company may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"). The securities of the Company have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act. Any sale in the United States of the securities mentioned in this communication will be made solely to "qualified institutional buyers" as defined in Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act. No public offering of the securities will be made in the United States. 

In any EEA Member State, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the EU Prospectus Regulation, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State. The expression "EU Prospectus Regulation" means Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State). 

In the United Kingdom, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at Qualified Investors who (i) are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the "Order") or (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). These materials are directed only at Relevant Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons. Persons distributing this communication must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so. 

This statement contains certain forward-looking statements concerning future events, including possible issuance of equity securities of the Company. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "intends", "may", "should", "will" and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. Actual events may differ significantly from any anticipated development due to a number of factors, including without limitation, changes in investment levels and need for the Company's services, changes in the general economic, political and market conditions in the markets in which the Company operates, the Company's ability to attract, retain and motivate qualified personnel, changes in the Company's ability to engage in commercially acceptable acquisitions and strategic investments, and changes in laws and regulation and the potential impact of legal proceedings and actions. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors include, but are not limited to, the possibility that we will determine not to, or be unable to, issue any equity securities, and could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements. 

The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as at its date and are subject to change without notice. Each of the Company, the Managers and their respective affiliates expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update, review or revise any statement contained in this announcement whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. 

The Managers are acting exclusively for the Company and no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients, or for advice in relation to the contents of this announcement or any of the matters referred to herein. Neither the Managers nor any of their respective affiliates makes any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of this announcement and none of them accepts any responsibility for the contents of this announcement or any matters referred to herein. 

This announcement is for information purposes only. It is not intended as investment advice and under no circumstances is it to be used or considered as an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a recommendation to buy or sell any securities of the Company. Neither the Managers nor any of their respective affiliates accepts any liability arising from the use of this announcement. 

The Offering may be influenced by a range of circumstances, such as market conditions, and there is no guarantee that the Offering will proceed and that the Listing will occur. 

Certain figures contained in this document, including financial information, may have been subject to rounding adjustments. Accordingly, in certain instances, the sum or percentage change of the numbers contained in this document may not conform exactly with the total figure given. 

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[1] Figures reflected as of March 31, 2024

[2] Backlog is pro-forma adjusted for the recently announced contract awards for the six PLSVs in Seabras

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