Allgon announces intention to carry out a bond issue of SEK 275 million
Allgon AB (publ) (”Allgon” or the ”Company”) today announces its intention to carry out a bond issue of SEK 275 million directed to Swedish and international qualified investors. The proceeds from the bond issue are intended to be used to partially finance the previously announced acquisition of all shares in Tele-Radio International Holding AB (“Tele Radio”).
On 4 May 2018, Allgon announced that the Company entered into a conditional agreement to acquire all shares in Tele Radio at a purchase price of SEK 350 million on a debt and cash free basis with a possible additional purchase price of up to a maximum of SEK 50 million. The acquisition agreement is conditional upon Allgon receiving sufficient funding to complete the acquisition. In connection thereof, the Company announced its intention to finance part of the acquisition through a rights issue and engaged ABG Sundal Collier to evaluate the possibilities and to assess the conditions to issue debt instruments or to raise other loan financing.
The bond issue
The Company has engaged ABG Sundal Collier to act as Sole Bookrunner in connection with the contemplated bond issue. The intention is to issue bonds amounting to SEK 275 million within a total framework amount of SEK 500 million, which further enables future issuances of bonds of no more than SEK 225 million. The proceeds from the bond issue will be used to partially finance the acquisition of Tele Radio.
This information is information that Allgon AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 08:45 CET on 23 May 2018.
For more information and contact:
Johan Hårdén, CEO Allgon AB
+46 73 385 92 19
Allgon is a corporate group with a strong entrepreneurial culture. Our focus is on giving value to our shareholders by developing and acquiring top businesses with a global customer base within digitalization and IoT. Allgon (ALL B) is trading on Nasdaq First North Stockholm with FNCA Sweden as certified adviser. Our specialist companies deliver a wide range of services for advanced industrial IoT equipment, digital communications systems, cloud-based infrastructure and wireless solutions for demanding environments. Our global customer base is within automotive, mobile and telecom, transport, construction and broadcasting sectors. For more information: www.allgon.se
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Information to distributors
Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended (“MiFID II”); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the “MiFID II Product Governance Requirements”), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any “manufacturer” (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the bonds in Allgon have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such bonds are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the “Target Market Assessment”). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Distributors should note that: the price of the bonds in Allgon may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the bonds in Allgon offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the bonds in Allgon is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the bond issue.
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