Smoltek completes a directed issue of units of SEK 80 million and issues warrants to existing shareholders
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Smoltek Nanotech Holding AB (”Smoltek” or the ”Company”) hereby announces that the Company has carried out a directed issue of 640 000 units (the “Directed Issue”). One unit consists of two (2) shares and one (1) warrant of series TO 4. The investors in the Directed Issue consists of 72 qualified investors, of which no individual investor constitutes a significant part of the Directed Issue. Additionally, the Company has resolved to issue and allocate one (1) warrant of series TO 4 to current shareholders for every eleven (11) shares owned on the applicable record date.
The board of directors of Smoltek has, based on the authorization given by the extraordinary general meeting on October 15, 2020, resolved on and carried out the Directed Issue. The subscription price in the Directed Issue was set to SEK 125 per unit, corresponding to SEK 62.50 per share. The warrants are issued free of charge. The Company will initially receive SEK 80 million from the Directed Issue before deduction of transaction costs. No current shareholders of the Company have been approached in the Directed Issue.
The board of directors of Smoltek assesses, given that the Directed Issue was carried out through an accelerated book-building procedure (conducted by Mangold Fondkommission AB), that the Directed Issue has been carried out in accordance with prevailing market conditions.
The rationale for deviating from the shareholders’ preferential rights is to broaden the shareholder base, as well as the fact that a directed issue provides the opportunity to, at favorable terms, raise capital in a time- and cost-effective manner. This is in line with the assessment of the Company’s board of directors that it lies in the Company’s and the shareholders’ best interest to carry out an issue with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights.
The proceeds from the Directed Issue will be used for the continued commercialization and further development of the Company's CNF-MIM technology for use in capacitors, in the semiconductor industry, as well as for further development of the Company's technology platform in additional promising application areas. The Company is currently evaluating applications in energy storage and energy conversion (batteries, fuel cells and electrolyzes are examples of areas where current materials limit efficiency, life span and safety), as well as applications for the MedTech industry (where efficiency and/or performance of electrodes for different types of electrotherapy as well as other applications are limited by current materials and solutions).
The Directed Issue entails an initial dilution of 16 percent of the number of shares and votes in the Company. Through the Directed Issue, the number of outstanding shares will increase by 1,280,000 from 6,834,817 to 8,114,817. The share capital will increase by SEK 152,484.40 from SEK 814,221.10 to SEK 966,705.50. The issue costs amount to approximately SEK 4.8 million.
The investors who participated in the Directed Issue will not be allotted any warrants in the allotment of warrants to existing shareholders as described below.
Warrants to current shareholders in Smoltek
In order to provide current shareholders with the opportunity to be compensated for the dilution arising from the Directed Issue, the board of directors of Smoltek has resolved to simultaneously issue additional 621,347 warrants of series TO 4 (i.e. the same series as in the Directed Issue) to be finally allotted free of charge to current shareholders in the Company.
The record date for the allotment of the free of charge warrants of series TO 4 will be announced as soon as it is determined. The shareholders of Smoltek will receive one (1) warrant of series TO 4 for every eleven (11) held shares (regardless of share class) on the record date. Round down will be applied if necessary.
Terms and information regarding warrants of series TO 4
A total of 1,261,347 warrants of series TO 4 will be issued, where 640,000 are allotted to investors in the Directed Issue and 621,347 to be allotted to current shareholders in the Company.
Each warrant of series TO 4 will give the holder the right to subscribe for one (1) new share in Smoltek during the period from October 20, 2021 until and including November 3, 2021 to a subscription price corresponding to the following:
70 percent of the volume weighted average price of the Company’s share during the period from October 5, 2021 until and including October 18, 2021. The subscription price shall however never be determined to an amount below the quotation value of the Company’s share or to a higher amount than SEK 93.75.
Warrants of series TO 4 will, upon full exercise, provide the Company additional funds of a maximum of approximately SEK 118 million, based on the maximum subscription price. The actual issue amount will depend on the finally determined subscription price.
Upon full exercise of the warrants of series TO 4, the dilution will amount to approximately 13 percent, calculated in proportion to the number of shares in the Company following the registration of the new shares of the Directed Issue. Upon full exercise of warrants of series TO 4, the number of outstanding shares will increase by 1,261,347 from 8,114,817 to 9,376,164, and the share capital will increase by approximately SEK 150,262.30 from approximately SEK 966,705.50 to approximately SEK 1,116,967.80.
Mangold Fondkommission AB is the sole bookrunner and financial advisor and MAQS Advokatbyrå is the legal advisor in connection with the Directed Issue.
This disclosure contains information that Smoltek Nanotech Holding AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU nr 596/2014). The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person, on 20-10-2020 23:12 CET.
For further information:
Anders Johansson, CEO of Smoltek Nanotech Holding AB,
Telephone: +46 708-39 36 93
Smoltek is developing process technology and concepts for applications based on carbon nanotechnology, primarily for the global semiconductor industry. Smoltek’s unique technology enables the production of semiconductor components with smaller form factors, higher performance and lower energy consumption.
The company protects its unique technology through an extensive and growing IP-portfolio, consisting of about 100 applied patents, of which 62 are currently granted.
Smoltek's applications are today mainly focused on the market segment for ”advanced packaging”, which is expected to grow at an average annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.0 percent during the period 2018-2024 and achieve a market value of USD 43.6 billion in 2024 (source: Yole Développement Market research).Smoltek's share is listed on the Spotlight Stock Market in Stockholm, Sweden with the ticker symbol: SMOL.
This press release is an English version of the previously published Swedish version, which has interpretative preference.
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