Umicore is a leader in materials technology and recycling of precious metals
Share capital (09/30/2019) 17.99 %
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2018

Participation of GBL in the capital increase of Umicore

Acquisition

On 8 February 2018, Umicore announced a EUR 892 million capital increase aiming at financing its growth investments. The proceeds of the placement will also provide the group with more financial flexibility in support of external growth operations and potential partnerships enabling to strengthen its offering in clean mobility materials and recycling. GBL confirmed its full support to the group by participating in this capital raising for EUR 144 million.

2016

Umicore becomes a Strategic Investment

Acquisition

The investment in Umicore has become Strategic as its market value now exceeds one billion euros (EUR 1.1 billion at 30 September 2016).

2015

Strengthening of the stake in Umicore

Acquisition

Increasing stake in Umicore, holding 16.6% of the capital at 31 December 2015 (12.4% at end of December 2014), representing a market value of EUR 720 million.

2014

Further purchases of Umicore shares

Acquisition

Further purchases of Umicore shares, as part of the development of its Incubator Investments. GBL held 12.4% of the company’s share capital at 31 December 2014 (5.6% at the end of December 2013), for a total investment of EUR 464 million.

2013

Investment in Umicore

Acquisition

17 July 2013- Holding in Umicore exceeds the statutory 3% threshold. Umicore is a global leader specialised in materials technology and recycling listed on Euronext Brussels. Creation of a position in “incubator” type investments through stock market purchases over the year. Announcement of a 3.0% holding by the company in July 2013 and 5.6% by year end 2013