Shares of Aveva Group PLC (LON: AVV) dipped about 4% on Friday after the software provider announced plans to raise around £2.84 billion in a fully committed and underwritten rights issue.
Funds will be used to support the purchase of OSIsoft, a data management software firm. A takeover was agreed in August for an amount of $5 billion, out of which $4.4 billion will be paid in cash.
Aveva will issue 125.7 million shares at 2,255p per piece while Schneider Electric which indirectly has a 60% stake in the company, decided to take up its rights in full on a pro-rata basis.
The provider of software solutions also agreed a £250 million credit facility in addition to a $900 million loan from Scheider in August to support the OSIsoft purchase.
Aveva share price fell nearly 4% to trade below 4000p for the first time since July.
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