Enersense is planning a share issue and aims to apply for listing of its shares onto Nasdaq Helsinki main market
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Enersense International Plc
Insider information 4 June 2021 at 9.00 am
Enersense is planning a share issue and aims to apply for listing of its shares onto Nasdaq Helsinki main market
Enersense International Plc (the ”Company” or ”Enersense”) announced on 25 February 2021 that the planned transfer onto the main market of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd (”Main Market”) would be done during the first half of 2021. At the same time, the Company announced that it would potentially carry out capital market activities.
Preparations for the transfer to the Main Market have proceeded as planned and the Company is planning to apply for listing on the Main Market during June. In connection with the planned list transfer, the Company is planning a share issue (”Share Issue”), which would be directed to institutions, the public in Finland and to employees of the Company or its group companies in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and France, and the members of the Company’s Board of Directors and management team. In the planned Share Issue, the Company and participants of the personnel offering would commit to customary lock-up periods. In the planned personnel offering shares would be offered at a discount. The Company’s Board of Directors will decide on the terms and conditions and timetable of the Share Issue during June, based on the share issue authorisation granted by the Annual General Meeting held on 19 March 2021.
In the planned Share Issue, Enersense aims to raise gross proceeds of approximately EUR 15 million, before fees and expenses related to the Main Market listing and Share Issue. The objective of the Share Issue is to promote the Company’s ability to implement its strategy pursuing organic and inorganic growth and to bring financial flexibility to the development of the business operations by enhancing the solvency of the group. Another objective of the Share Issue is to broaden the ownership base with new institutional and other investors. By broadening the ownership base, the Company strives to broaden its financial basis in order to support its growth in accordance with its strategy both now and in the future, in addition to which the Company estimates the price formation of the Share to be enhanced by increasing the number of shares held and freely traded by the public. The objective of the Personnel Offering is to commit and incentivize the personnel of the Company.
Veritas Pension Insurance Company Ltd, Nidoco AB, Aurator Asset Management Ltd and Verman Group Oy have committed to becoming cornerstone investors (“Cornerstone Investors“) in the planned Share Issue. The Cornerstone Investors have, each individually, committed to subscribe for shares at the final subscription price in the planned Share Issue, subject to certain customary conditions being fulfilled, for a total of approximately EUR 8.3 million.
The CEO of Enersense Jussi Holopainen comments:
”For Enersense’s continued development and future it is highly significant that we have a strong mandate from current and new shareholders to keep working towards our strategic growth targets. The transfer of Enersense’s shares to the main market will give us more visibility, enhance the liquidity of our shares and provide a stronger balance sheet to support our path towards emission free energy solutions. Additionally, it enables an expansion of our credible and responsible shareholder base.”
The Chair of Enersense Jaakko Eskola comments:
”The energy transition is a major theme and the strategic decisions we have made on the basis of it have already proven to be successful. The outlook and market environment are extremely intriguing, and we will have a major role in this transition. The transfer to the main market and the related share issue, with the expanded ownership base it brings, are highly favourable for the future of Enersense.”
Evli Bank Plc acts as the Lead Manager of the planned Share Issue. Roschier, Attorneys Ltd. acts as the Company’s legal advisor. IR Partners Oy acts as acts as communication advisor to Enersense.
Enersense will arrange a virtual company presentation (in Finnish) 14 June 2021 at 5.00 pm EET.
Registration for the event: https://enersense.videosync.fi/yhtioesittely
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Enersense in brief:
Enersense International Plc is a provider of zero-emission energy solutions. The company is strongly involved in supporting the ongoing energy transition and enabling a zero-emission society. The Enersense Group’s turnover in 2020 was around EUR 144 million. The pro forma turnover of the Enersense-Empower Group, which was consolidated in 2020, was around EUR 241 million in 2020. The company has around 2,400 employees, and it operates in Finland and internationally in around 40 countries. Information for investors is available in Finnish at https://enersense.com/fi/sijoittajalle/.