IRRAS announces outcome of the fully guaranteed rights issue of 217 MSEK
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The result of the rights issue in IRRAS AB (publ) (“IRRAS” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market: IRRAS), for which the subscription period ended 9 April 2020, shows that 21,274,760 shares, corresponding to approximately 56.8 percent of the offered shares, were subscribed for by exercise of subscription rights. Additionally, subscription applications corresponding to 616,244 shares, equivalent of approximately 1.6 percent of the offered shares, have been received for subscription without the exercise of subscription rights. Guarantee undertakings corresponding to 15,572,362 shares, approximately 41.6 percent of the shares in the rights issue, will thus be utilized. Through the rights issue IRRAS will receive approximately SEK 217 million before the deduction of transaction costs.
“During these unprecedented SARS-CoV-2 times across the globe, IRRAS’ focus remains on the patients and physicians who need our support and access to our neurocritical care products,” said Kleanthis G. Xanthopoulos, Ph.D., President & CEO of IRRAS. “This round of financing and outcome of the rights issue, which was completed in very difficult market conditions, enables IRRAS to focus and expand our commercial capabilities and deliver our innovative IRRAflow and Hummingbird technologies to additional markets and distribution partners around the world.”
The shares that have been subscribed for without the exercise of subscription rights have been allotted to the subscribers in accordance with the principles outlined in the prospectus. Notice of the allotment to persons who have subscribed for share without the exercise of subscriptions rights will be distributed on 15 April 2020. Such allotted shares must be paid in cash in accordance with the instructions on the transaction note. Nominee registered shareholders receive notice of allocation and payment according to each nominee’s routines. Only those who have been slotted shares will receive a notice.
Through the rights issue, IRRAS’ share capital will increase with SEK 1,123,901 to SEK 1,988,440 and the total number of shares will increase with 37,463,366 shares. The number of shares in IRRAS after the rights issue will amount to 66,281,340 shares.
The new shares are expected to be listed for trading on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market around 22 April 2020.
Carnegie Investment Bank is acting as Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner in the transaction while Pareto Securities is acting as Joint Bookrunner. Setterwalls Advokatbyrå is acting as legal adviser.
IRRAS is a global medical technology company focused on delivering innovative medical solutions to improve the lives of critically ill patients. IRRAS designs, develops, and commercializes neurocritical care products that transform patient outcomes and decrease the overall cost of care by addressing complications associated with current treatment methodologies. IRRAS markets and sells its comprehensive, innovative IRRAflow and Hummingbird ICP Monitoring product lines to hospitals worldwide through its direct sales organization in the United States and select European countries as well as an international network of distribution partners.
IRRAS maintains its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, with corporate offices in Munich, Germany, and San Diego, California, USA. For more information, please visit www.irras.com.
IRRAS AB (publ) is listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market (ticker: IRRAS). Redeye AB is certified adviser of the company with email, email@example.com, or phone +46 8 121 576 90.
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