FlexQube carries out a directed share issue of approximately SEK 63 million
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Press release 28 November 2018, 20:55
FlexQube carries out a directed share issue of approximately SEK 63 million
The board of directors of FlexQube AB (publ) ("FlexQube" or the "Company") has, subject to the extra general meeting’s subsequent approval and in accordance with what was published in the Company’s press release earlier today, resolved on a directed share issue of 1,100,000 shares at a subscription price of SEK 57 per share (the ”Share Issue”). Through the Share Issue and provided that the extra general meeting resolves to approve the same, the Company will raise SEK 62.7 million before issue costs. The subscription price in the Share Issue has been decided through an accelerated book-building procedure (“Book-building”) led by Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ). A notice convening the extra general meeting will be published separately today. Subscribers in the Share Issue are a number of Swedish and international institutional investors and family offices.
The reason for the deviation from the shareholder’s preferential rights is to diversify the shareholder base and at the same time carry out a capital raise in an effective manner to finance the Company’s continued growth and working capital as well as partially for the market introduction of the FlexQube 4.0 concept. By establishing the subscription price in the Share Issue through a Book-building, it is the board of directors’ assessment that the subscription price is set based on market terms.
Completion of the Share Issue will entail a dilution of approximately 17.4 percent of the number of shares and votes in the Company whereby the number of shares and votes in the Company will increase by 1,100,000 to 7,433,333. The share capital will increase by SEK 110,000, from approximately SEK 633,333 to approximately SEK 743,333.
The Company’s principal owners, Christian Thiel (through Feldthusen Invest AB), Per Augustsson (through AuguTech AB) and Anders Fogelberg (through Birdmountain Invest AB) (the ”Principal Owners”), who are together currently holding approximately 73 percent of the shares in FlexQube, have committed to vote for an approval of the board of directors’ resolution at the extra general meeting.
In connection with the Share Issue, the Company has undertaken, subject to customary exceptions, not to issue any additional shares during a period of 180 calendar days after the settlement date. In addition, the Principal Owners have undertaken not to sell any shares in FlexQube during a period of 180 calendar days after the settlement date, subject to customary exceptions.
For purposes of facilitating delivery of shares to the investors, the Principal Owners will lend shares to Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) for delivery to investors in the Book-building. The shares will be returned following registration of the Share Issue with the Swedish Companies Registration Office.
A notice for the extra general meeting will today be published separately which contains the board of directors’ resolution on the Share Issue.
Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) is the Sole Bookrunner and lead manager and Baker & McKenzie Advokatbyrå KB is the legal adviser in connection with the Share Issue.
FlexQube offers a unique and patented concept for design and manufacturing of robust, modular and flexible carts and storage racks. The Company manufactures in Sweden and the U.S. with distribution in Europe and North America, including Mexico. The Company was listed on Nasdaq First North in Sweden on 14 December 2017.
FlexQube’s customers comprise world leading manufacturers within the vehicle, energy, defense, aircraft, white goods and heavy equipment industry, for example, Volvo Cars, Autoliv, Scania, Whirlpool, Eberspächer and Oshkosh.
For further information, please contact CEO, Anders Fogelberg
+46 702 86 06 74
This information is information that FlexQube AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 20:55 CET on November 28, 2018.
The share (FLEXQ) is traded on Nasdaq First North. Avanza Bank, tel. +46 8 409 421 20, is the Company’s Certified Adviser. More information is available on www.flexqube.com.
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This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There is no intention to register any securities referred to herein in the United States or to make a public offering of the securities in the United States. The information in this press release may not be announced, published, copied, reproduced or distributed, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, within or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zeeland, Singapore, South Africa, the United States or in any other jurisdiction where such announcement, publication or distribution of the information would not comply with applicable laws and regulations or where such actions are subject to legal restrictions or would require additional registration or other measures than what is required under Swedish law. Actions taken in violation of this instruction may constitute a crime against applicable securities laws and regulations.
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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 shares in FlexQube have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such shares 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 shares in FlexQube may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in FlexQube offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in FlexQube 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 Share Issue.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the shares in FlexQube.
Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in FlexQube and determining appropriate distribution channels.
 Based on the number of outstanding shares before the Share Issue.