Global Health Partner welcomes new shareholders – share trading to commence tomorrow
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Press release, October 2, 2008
Despite the volatile market conditions, the offer to acquire shares in Global Health Partner AB has received a strong interest and has been fully subscribed. The offer price has been set at 14 SEK per share. The share is to commence trading tomorrow Friday, October 3, 2008 on the Small Cap list of the OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm with the short name “GHP”.
The interest to subscribe for shares in Global Health Partner – a Swedish healthcare company with CEO Per Båtelson and operating specialised clinics in Sweden, Norway and UK – has been strong from both the general public and from institutional investors in Sweden.
The offer comprises a total of 5,300,000 shares which represent 8.2 percent of the shares in the company. The offer price has been set at SEK 14 per share and the total value of the offer is SEK 74.2 million which corresponds to a market value of all the outstanding shares in the company of SEK 907 million.
– I am delighted that the interest for our listing has been so strong, even in such special market conditions that we are currently experiencing. We welcome our new shareholders and look forward to developing Global Health Partner as a listed company in Sweden together, says Per Båtelson, CEO for Global Health Partner.
Global Health Partners has for over two years built up specialist clinics in selected therapeutic areas (Spine, Dental, Obesity and Orthopedics), through a unique business model of care where senior doctors are partners and shareholders. Several clinics with high patient volume in the same therapeutic area will lead to higher efficiency and quality, which is the foundation of the clinics’ and Global Health Partner’s trademark "Quality through Specialization."
The Global Health Partner share will trade on the Small Cap list of the OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm with the short name “GHP” from and including Friday, October 3, 2008. In connection with the listing on OMX Nordic Exchange, Global Health Partner has been delisted on AIM in London
SEB Enskilda is lead manager and sole book runner of the offering. The company’s legal adviser in the transaction is Mannheimer Swartling.
The offer is not intended for the general public, other than in Sweden. Neither is the offer otherwise directed at such persons whose participation requires prospectuses, registration or other measures in addition to those that result from Swedish law. The prospectus may not be distributed in any country where distribution or the offer requires any measures in accordance with the above or violates regulations in that country. Applications to acquire shares in contravention of the above may be considered invalid. The shares being offered under the offer have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any provincial legislation in Canada and may not be offered for sale or sold, either directly or indirectly, within the USA or in Canada or to persons residing in these countries, except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act or applicable Canadian provincial legislation.