K-Fast Holding completes a directed new share issue of 2,000,000 B-shares, raising SEK 504 million
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K-Fast Holding AB (publ) (ticker: KFAST B) (“K-Fast Holding” or the “Company”) has in accordance with the Company’s press release earlier today on 26 of August 2020 and based on the authorisation granted by the annual general meeting on 19 May 2020, resolved on a directed new share issue of 2,000,000 new B-shares at a subscription price of SEK 252 per share, corresponding to the closing price for the Company’s share on 26 August 2020. Through the new share issue, the Company will raise SEK 504 million before issue costs. The subscription price has been determined through an accelerated bookbuilding process performed by Danske Bank (the “Bookrunner”). The directed new share issue was oversubscribed with several Swedish and international institutional investors participating. In addition to a strong support from existing shareholders, several new institutional investors participated.
The directed new share issue
The board of directors of the Company has, based on the authorisation granted by the annual general meeting on 19 May 2020, and in accordance with the Company’s press release earlier today on 26 August 2020, resolved on a directed new share issue.
The directed new share issue encompasses a total of 2,000,000 new B-shares. The subscription price was set at SEK 252 per share, and was determined through an accelerated book building process led by Danske Bank.
The directed new share issue generated a very good interest and has been carried out to Swedish and international institutional investors. In addition to a strong support from existing shareholders, several new institutional investors participated. Through the share issue, the Company will raise SEK 504 million before issue costs.
K-Fast Holding recently presented the strongest quarterly profit on record. The positive development has resulted in an increase in the number of apartments under development to 1,249 by the end of the second quarter compared to 700 in the beginning of the year. In addition, the Company’s project portfolio has grown by 116 percent, from 1,340 to 2,888 apartments during the first six months of the year. The Company currently experience a transaction market for building rights that allows for the Company to expand further through acquisitions of building rights at favourable terms. Further, the Company has secured the conditions to achieve the overall objective to manage at least 5,000 apartments by the end of 2023 and is well prepared organisationally to handle increased growth. With the transaction completed the Company intends to improve its financial readiness to finance attractive building rights. The Company also intends to review the operational targets and revert with new targets reflecting the higher ambitions.
The reason for the deviation from current shareholders’ preferential right is to raise capital in a timely and cost-effective manner and to diversify the Company’s shareholder base with local and international institutional long-term investors.
Through the new share issue, the Company's share capital will increase by SEK 3,200,000 from SEK 54,221,644.80 to SEK 57,421,644.80, by new issue of 2,000,000 class B-shares, resulting in the total number of shares increasing from 33,888,528 shares to 35,888,528 shares, whereof 32,138,528 are class B-shares and 3,750,000 are class A-shares. The new share issue results in a dilution of approximately 5.57 percent of the capital and approximately 3.93 percent of the votes for existing shareholders based on the total number of shares and votes in the Company after the new share issue.
In connection with the share issue the Company has agreed to, with customary exceptions, not carry out any additional equity issues for a period of 180 days after the settlement date.
In conjunction with the directed new share issue, the Company has engaged Danske Bank as Sole Global Coordinator and Sole Bookrunner and Setterwalls Advokatbyrå as legal advisor.
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Anders Antonsson, IR Manager, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: +46 709 994 970
This information is such that K-Fast Holding AB is obliged to disclose in accordance with the EU’s Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the persons set out above at 10.45 p.m. CEST on 26 August 2020.
As a property company, K-Fastigheter’s objective is to add value for tenants by creating attractive homes with superior comfort. The Group’s operations encompass active property management, project development and proprietary construction operations. To enhance cost efficiency and cut construction times, K-Fastigheter has chosen to work with three concept buildings, developed in-house and constructed for proprietary management. K-Fastigheter provides some 1,900 homes in several locations in the Öresund region, in the province of Småland and in western Sweden, and is assessing new markets as production capacity increases. The Group’s property portfolio has a book value of approximately SEK 5.8 billion, with an annual rental value of about SEK 220 million. Since November 2019, the company’s class B shares have been traded on Nasdaq Stockholm (ticker: KFAST B). Read more at www.k-fastigheter.se
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