Why be the leading shareholder?
Orfite chooses to become a leading shareholder to preserve the continuity of the shareholders as well as to safeguard the company for however long is necessary for the transfer to be completed. This position enables it to bear full responsibility for financial set-up and debt repayment. It reassures the company’s banks and business partners as it enters into the period of uncertainty that a transfer of capital entails. It also enables necessary financial support to be provided: in best case scenario (external growth, etc.) and in the worst case scenario (difficulties). Finally, it avoids decisions being split between shareholders with different aims and objectives.
In a nutshell, Orfite sees itself as a sound leading shareholder, which is patient, pragmatic and cool-headed.