Nivika publishes prospectus and announces price for its initial public offering of the Company’s Class B shares on Nasdaq Stockholm
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On 16 November 2021, Nivika Fastigheter AB (publ) (”Nivika” or the ”Company”), a fast-growing property company with focus on Småland, announced its intention to carry out a listing of its Class B shares on Nasdaq Stockholm. Today, Nivika publishes its prospectus and announces the price for the issue of the Company’s Class B Shares (the ”Offering”) in connection with the planned listing of its Class B shares on Nasdaq Stockholm (the “Listing”). The expected first day of trading is 3 December 2021. Tredje AP-fonden (AP3), Swedbank Robur Fonder, Öhman Fonder and Weland AB have, subject to certain customary conditions, undertaken to acquire Class B shares in the Offering of a total amount of MSEK 600.
The Offering in brief
- The final price in the Offering is SEK 85.50 per share, corresponding to a total market value of all issued shares of the Company of approximately MSEK 3,825 before completion of the Offering1.
- The Offering comprises 11,695,906 newly issued Class B shares, corresponding to approximately 20.7 percent of the total number of shares and 4.2 percent of the total number of votes in the Company following the completion of the Offering.
- The newly issued Class B shares are expected to provide the Company with proceeds of approximately MSEK 1,000 before transaction costs.
- In order to cover any over-allotments in relation to the Offering the Company has undertaken to issue additionally up to 1,754,385 Class B shares, corresponding to a maximum of 15 percent of the total number of shares in the Offering (the “Over-Allotment Option”).
- Assuming that the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full, the Offering will comprise of 13,450,291 Class B shares, which represent approximately 23.1 percent of the total number of shares and 4.8 percent of the total number of votes in Nivika following the completion of the Offering.
- The total value of the Offering, based on the assumption that the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full, amounts to approximately MSEK 1,150.
- Tredje AP-fonden (AP3), Swedbank Robur Fonder, Öhman Fonder, and Weland AB have, subject to certain customary conditions, undertaken to acquire Class B shares in the Offering of a total amount of MSEK 600 at a pre-money market value of the Company’s outstanding shares of up to approximately MSEK 3,825 corresponding to a share price of SEK 85.50. These undertakings in total equal approximately 52 per cent of the Offering, including the Over-Allotment Option.
- The Offering is directed to the general public in Sweden and institutional investors in Sweden and internationally.
- The application period for the general public in Sweden is expected to be 23 November – 1 December 2021.
- The application period for institutional investors is expected to be 23 November – 2 December 2021.
- The expected first day of trading on Nasdaq Stockholm is 3 December 2021 and the Company’s Class B shares will be traded under the trading symbol ”NIVI B”.
- A prospectus (in Swedish with an English translation), containing the Offering’s complete terms and conditions, will be published today on Nivika’s website (www.nivika.se), Danske Bank’s website (www.danskebank.se/prospekt), SEB’s website (www.seb.se) and Nordnet’s website (www.nordnet.se).
Niclas Bergman, founder and CEO of Nivika, comments:
”Through an IPO on Nasdaq Stockholm we are taking the next step in Nivika’s growth journey. The listing enables us to continue to deliver growth and create shareholder value. We have had a very exciting journey and I look forward to continuing that journey together with our competent employees and our new and former shareholders.”
Background and reasons for the Offering
The purpose of the Offering and Listing is to create prerequisites for continued good growth, primarily through an increased and more efficient long-term access to capital from the capital market. Nivika’s Board of Directors and Management consider a listing to be a natural and important step in the Company’s development and assess that the Listing will lead to an increased awareness of Nivika and its operations.
The Company intends to use the whole net issue proceeds from the Offering to finance continued growth through acquisitions and project development with new development of residential as well as commercial properties for long-term own ownership and management.
Prospectus and application
A prospectus (in Swedish with an English translation), containing the Offering’s complete terms and conditions, will be published today on Nivika’s website (www.nivika.se), Danske Bank’s website (www.danskebank.se/prospekt), SEB’s website (www.seb.se) and Nordnet’s website (www.nordnet.se).
- Application period for the general public in Sweden 23 November – 1 December 2021
- Application period for the institutional investors 23 November – 2 December 2021
- First day of trading of Nivika’s Class B shares 3 December 2021
- Settlement date 7 December 2021
Nivika is a fast-growing property company with focus on long-term ownership, efficient new development and with an investment strategy with purpose of being flexible and adaptable towards the property market. The Company’s main objectives are owning, managing, and developing properties. The Company primarily operates in Jönköping, Värnamo and Växjö and, to an increasing extent, also in western and southern Sweden, including Helsingborg, Halmstad and Varberg. Nivika is headquartered in Värnamo and was founded in year 2000 by the Company’s current CEO respective a member of the Board of Directors, also the current principal owners, spouses Niclas Bergman and Viktoria Bergman. As of 31 August 2021, Nivika owned properties valued at MSEK 6,910, of which residential properties and community and social properties composed approximately 35 percent of the property value. The remaining property value was attributable to commercial properties with emphasis on industrial and logistics and offices.
Nivika’s ambition is to continue to grow while maintaining current profitability. The Company considers itself to be in a good position for continuing its expansion within its geographical area, with a focus on residential properties and community and social properties. Nivika targets residential and community and social properties to account for 60 percent of the property value by the end of 2025.
Danske Bank A/S, Danmark, Sverige Filial (“Danske Bank”) and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (”SEB”) are Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners. Hannes Snellman Advokatbyrå AB is legal advisor to Nivika and Advokatfirman Hammarskiöld & Co AB is legal advisor to Danske Bank and SEB in connection with the Offering and Listing.
For further information, please contact:
Niclas Bergman, CEO
Mobile: +46 70 516 75 22
Kristina Karlsson, CFO, Deputy CEO and Head of IR
Mobile: +46 70 614 20 20
This information is such information that Nivika Fastigheter AB (publ) is obligated to make public according to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, on 22 November 2021 14.00 CET.
In connection with the Offering, Danske Bank may, as stabilisation agent for Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners (the "Stabilisation agent"), to the extent permitted by Swedish law, carry out transactions aimed at supporting, maintaining or in other ways affect the market price of the Company’s Class B shares for up to 30 days after the first day of trading with the Company’s Class B shares on Nasdaq Stockholm. The Stabilisation agent may over-allot shares or carry out transactions in order to maintain the market price of the shares at a higher level than could otherwise have prevailed in the market. However, the Stabilisation agent is not obliged to carry out such transactions and there is no guarantee that such activities will be carried out. Such stabilisation transactions may be carried out on all types of stock markets, the OTC market or in other ways. If the transactions still are carried out, they may be discontinued at any time without notice thereof, but must be ended by the end of the above mentioned 30 day period. At latest by the end of the seventh day of trading following the execution of stabilisation transactions, the Stabilisation agent shall disclose that stabilisation measures have been conducted, in accordance with Article 5(4) in the EU Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014. Within one week after the end of the stabilisation period, the Stabilisation agent will declare whether or not stabilisation was carried out, the date on which stabilisation was initiated, the date on which stabilisation was last carried out and the price range within which stabilisation was carried out for each of the stabilisation transactions. Except as stated in laws or regulations, the Joint Global Coordinators and the Joint Bookrunners or the Stabilisation agent will not disclose the extent of the stabilisation and / or over-allotment transactions in connection with the Offering.
This press release is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities of the Company. The contents of this press release have been prepared by and are the sole responsibility of the Company. The information contained in this press release is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed by any person for any purpose on the information contained in this press release or its accuracy, fairness or completeness. Copies of this press release are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Hong Kong, Japan or any other jurisdiction in which such distribution would be unlawful or would require registration or other measures.
Any offering of the securities referred to in this press release will be made by means of a prospectus. This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any related implementing and delegated regulations, the “Prospectus Regulation”). Investors should not invest in any securities referred to in this press release except on the basis of information contained in the aforementioned prospectus.
The securities referred to in this press release have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and accordingly may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with applicable U.S. state securities laws. The Company does not intend to register any offering in the United States or to conduct an offering of securities in the United States.
Copies of this press release are not being, and should not be, distributed in or sent into the United States. The securities described herein have also not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Hong Kong, or Japan and, subject to certain exemptions, may not be offered or sold in or into or for the account or benefit of any person having a registered address in, or located or resident in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Hong Kong, or Japan. There will be no offering of the securities described herein in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Hong Kong or Japan.
In any Member State of the European Economic Area (the “EEA”), other than Sweden, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State.
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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 Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the B-shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such B-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 "EU Target Market Assessment"). Solely for the purposes of each manufacturer's product approval process in the United Kingdom, the target market assessment in respect of the securities in the Company has led to the conclusion that: (i) the target market for such securities is only eligible counterparties, as defined in the FCA Handbook Conduct of Business Sourcebook, and professional clients, as defined in Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("UK MiFIR"); and (ii) all channels for distribution of such securities to eligible counterparties and professional clients are appropriate (the "UK Target Market Assessment" and, together with the EU Target Market Assessment, the "Target Market Assessment"). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, distributors should note that: the price of the B-shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the B-shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the B-shares 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 Offering. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, the Managers will only procure investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties. 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 B-shares. Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the B-shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.
 Based on 44,734,964 shares outstanding in the Company, including set-off share issues relating to acquisitions that were entered into after the year end date 31 August 2021.
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