Fastpartner raises SEK 714 million in equity
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Fastpartner AB (publ) (“Fastpartner”) has issued 8,500,000 common shares of series D. The price in the offer was set to SEK 84 per D-share following a book building process. The offer will result in Fastpartner receiving SEK 714 million in proceeds (before transaction costs).
The offer attracted strong interest from both institutional investors in Sweden and abroad, as well as the general public in Sweden. As a result, the upsize option was fully exercised.
Fastpartner’s application for admission to trading of the D-shares on Nasdaq Stockholm has been approved and trading in the shares commences today. The ticker for the D-shares is FPAR D. Settlement is expected to be on 17 December 2019.
The issue of D-shares is a part of Fastpartner’s efforts to improve its credit rating to investment grade. Fastpartner intends to use the proceeds from the offer for continued growth through acquisitions and development of projects and properties in its existing portfolio.
The rationale for deviating from the shareholders’ preferential rights is to achieve a strong institutional ownership base and a wide distribution of the D-shares among the general public in Sweden in order to facilitate a regular and liquid trading in the D-shares.
The new issue results in a dilution effect for existing shareholders of 4.35 per cent in respect of the shares and 0.47 per cent in respect of the votes in the company. Fastpartner’s share capital will increase by approximately SEK 28,333,333 in connection with the new issue.
Swedbank AB (publ) in cooperation with Kepler Cheuvreux is acting as Global Coordinator. Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå KB is legal adviser to the company.
Stockholm, on 13 December 2019
For further information, please contact:
Sven-Olof Johansson, CEO Fastpartner AB (publ)
Tel: 08 – 402 34 65
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