KlaraBo announces offering of B-shares and publishes prospectus prior to listing on Nasdaq Stockholm

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KlaraBo Sverige AB (publ) (”KlaraBo” or the ”Company”) today announces, in accordance with what was communicated by the Company on November 15, 2021, an offer to the general public in Sweden and institutional investors in Sweden and abroad, consisting of newly issued B-shares in KlaraBo corresponding to SEK 750 million (the “Offering”) excluding potential over-allotment option as well as listing of the Company’s class B-shares on Nasdaq Stockholm. Due to the Offering and the listing on Nasdaq Stockholm, the Company has prepared a prospectus, which today has been approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (the "SFSA") (Sw. Finansinspektionen) and published on the Company’s website. First day of trading in the Company's class B share is expected to be on 2 December 2021.

The Offering in brief

  • The Offering is directed to the general public in Sweden and institutional investors in Sweden and abroad.
  • The application period for the general public in Sweden is expected to take place from 23 November to 30 November 2021 and the application period for institutional investors is expected to take place between 23 November to 1 December 2021.
  • Price per class B-share in the Offering is SEK 35.
  • The Offering consists of 21,428,572 newly issued B-shares, corresponding to proceeds of SEK 750 million before deduction of costs attributable to the Offering.
  • Number of shares in KlaraBo before the Offering amounts to 107,185,026, of which 16,815,000 are A-shares and 90,370,026 are B-shares.
  • The Offering, assuming it is fully subscribed, excluding potential over-allotment option, corresponds to a post-money equity value of SEK 4,501 million.
  • To cover any over-allotments in the Offering, the Company has granted an option to ABG Sundal Collier to issue an additional number of maximum 3,214,285 class B shares, corresponding to proceeds of SEK 112.5 million and maximum 15 per cent of the total number of shares in the Offering (“Over-allotment Option”).
  • The newly issued shares in the Offering, provided that the Offering is fully subscribed and that the Over-allotment Option is fully exercised, are expected to provide the Company with proceeds of SEK 862.5 million before deduction of costs attributable to the Offering. The Offering, provided that the Offering is fully subscribed and that the Over-allotment Option is fully exercised, entails a dilution of 18.7 per cent of the total number of shares in the Company.
  • KlaraBo intends to use the proceeds from the Offering to repay existing vendor notes from previous property acquisitions as well as for investments in existing properties, new construction and property acquisitions.
  • Clearance Capital, Länsförsäkringar Fondförvaltning, M2 Asset Management AB and Fonden Odin Eiendom (the ”Cornerstone Investors”) have, subject to customary conditions and at the same price as other investors, committed to subscribe for shares in the Offering to an aggregate value of SEK 540 million.
  • Some existing shareholders in KlaraBo have entered into so-called lock-up undertakings of 360 or 180 days from first day of trading. Based on KlaraBo’s share register as of November 10, 2021 and known changes thereafter, 79.7 per cent of the existing shares in KlaraBo are subject to lock-up commitments.
  • First day of trading in the Company’s class B shares on Nasdaq Stockholm is expected to be on 2 December 2021. The Company’s class B shares will trade under the symbol (ticker) KLARA B.
  • Expected settlement date is 6 December 2021.
  • Complete information about the terms of the Offering can be found in the prospectus that the Company has prepared due to the Offering and the listing of the B-shares on Nasdaq Stockholm. The prospectus has today been approved by the SFSA and published on the Company’s website.

Background and reasons for the Offering
KlaraBo is a real estate company that owns, builds and actively manages attractive housing in Sweden with the aim of long-term ownership. The Company’s business concept is to manage and acquire residential properties in regions with population growth and a strong labour market, preferably with rent potential through value-enhancing renovations, as well as land for new construction of environmentally certified, cost-effective, in-house developed apartments in wooden construction.

KlaraBo was founded in 2017 in Malmö by the Company’s CEO Andreas Morfiadakis and the member of the board Mats Johansson and Anders Pettersson. The business started with developing its own building concept, KlaraBo-hus, which consists of newly built rental apartments with reasonable rents through cost-efficient and space-saving solutions. The business concept also encompassed acquisitions and management of existing properties, of which the management and board possess extensive experience. Through the Company’s ability to identify and complete acquisitions and projects, KlaraBo’s operations have expanded significantly.

The property portfolio, with a market value of SEK 7,405 million as of 30 September 2021, consists of investment properties with stable rental revenue as well as land and building rights for new construction. As of 30 September, the property portfolio consists of 5,367 rental apartments under management and 1,397 rental apartments in the project portfolio, of which 173 apartments are under construction. To date, KlaraBo has completed three new construction projects of 164 apartments, all of which have been fully let before completion. The properties are located from Trelleborg in the south to Sundsvall in the north and Visby in the east, and are divided into four administrative regions, South, Central, East and North. KlaraBo works with own staff to ensure good local knowledge, efficient property management and proximity to tenants. The project portfolio is mainly located in region South.

As of 30 September 2021, the lettable area of the investment properties totalled approximately 416,000 square metres and the contracted rental revenue amounted to SEK 454 million, of which residential rents accounted for 85 per cent, community service properties accounted for 8 per cent, commercial premises such as office and retail accounted for 4 per cent and other including storage and parking accounted for 3 per cent. Investments in existing properties and development of the project portfolio are important and value-creative components in KlaraBo’s operations and growth. Approximately 3,500 apartments in the property portfolio are estimated to have rent potential through standard-enhancing renovations, which corresponds to around 66 per cent of the property portfolio excluding new construction.

The board and management of the Company consider the listing of the Company’s B-shares a natural step in KlaraBo’s continued development. The main reason for listing on Nasdaq Stockholm is to create optimal conditions for continued growth. A listing will broaden KlaraBo’s ownership base and provides increased access to the capital market. In addition to more efficient capital raising, listing is expected to increase awareness of KlaraBo, which is expected to strengthen the profile of the Company towards stakeholders such as employees, tenants, municipalities and lenders.

Prospectus and application
The prospectus was approved today by the SFSA and published on KlaraBo’s website, www.klarabo.se. The prospectus will also be published on ABG Sundal Collier’s website (www.abgsc.com), Danske Bank’s website (www.danskebank.se/prospekt), Handelsbanken’s website (www.handelsbanken.se/prospekt) and Avanza’s website (www.avanza.se). Applications can be made on the online platform of Avanza and Handelsbanken.

The SFSA only approves the prospectus as meeting the standards of completeness, comprehensibility and consistency imposed by the Prospectus Regulation. The approval should not be considered as an endorsement of the Company or as an endorsement of the quality of the securities that are the subject of the prospectus and does not indicate that the SFSA guarantees that the facts in the prospectus are correct or complete.

Preliminary timetable

Application period for the general public in Sweden 23 nov – 30 nov 2021
Application period for institutional investors 23 nov – 1 dec 2021
First day of trading on Nasdaq Stockholm 2 dec 2021
Settlement date 6 dec 2021

Stabilisation measures
In connection with the Offering, ABG Sundal Collier will act as stabilisation manager (the “Stabilisation Manager”) and may conduct transactions in order to maintain the market price of the Company's class B shares at a price level above that which might otherwise prevail in the open market. Such stabilisation transactions may be carried out on Nasdaq Stockholm, in the over-the-counter market or otherwise, at any time during the period starting on the date of commencement of trading in the Class B shares on Nasdaq Stockholm and ending not later than 30 calendar days thereafter. However, the Stabilisation Manager has no obligation to undertake any stabilisation measures and there is no assurance that stabilisation measures will be undertaken. Under no circumstances will transactions be conducted at a price higher than the one set in the Offering.

The Stabilisation Manager may use the Over-allotment Option to over-allot shares in order to facilitate any stabilisation transaction. The stabilisation transactions, if conducted, may be discontinued at any time without prior notice but must be discontinued no later than within the aforementioned 30-day period. The Stabilisation Manager must, no later than by the end of the seventh trading day after stabilisation transactions have been undertaken, in accordance with article 5(4) of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052, disclose that stabilisation measures have been undertaken. Within one week of the end of the stabilisation period, the Stabilisation Manager will disclose whether or not stabilisation measures were undertaken, the date on which stabilisation started, the date on which stabilisation was last carried out as well as the price range within which stabilisation was carried out for each of the dates when stabilisation measures were conducted.

ABG Sundal Collier AB is Sole Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner. Danske Bank A/S, Danmark, Sverige Filial and Handelsbanken Capital Markets are Joint Bookrunners. Advokatfirman Lindahl is legal adviser to the Company and Baker McKenzie is legal adviser to the Sole Global Coordinator and the Joint Bookrunners.

For more information, please contact:
Andreas Morfiadakis, CEO KlaraBo
+46 76 133 16 61

About KlaraBo
KlaraBo is a real estate company that acquires, builds, owns and manages attractive residential properties. The company was founded in 2017 and operates throughout the country. The strategy is to acquire existing residential properties as well as land for new construction in regions with population growth and a strong labour market. Our newly constructed apartments are developed in-house and space efficient, which contribute to reasonable rents. Both apartments and buildings are designed in collaboration with the municipality to fit local needs. With wood as the main building material, the new construction holds a high environmental standard. KlaraBo is a long-term property owner.

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