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Erik Penser Bank AB (“Erik Penser Bank”) and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (“SEB”) have been engaged by Standout Capital I AB (“Standout Capital”) to explore the opportunity to sell 1.5 million shares to Swedish institutional investors and international institutional investors in an accelerated book-building procedure (the “Placement”) in Exsitec Holding AB (“Exsitec” or the “Company”).
The price per share in the Placement and the final number of shares to be offered will be determined at the close of the accelerated book-building procedure. The book-building procedure will commence immediately after the publication of this press release and end before the commencement of trading on Nasdaq First North Growth Market on 30 June 2021. The book-building procedure may be cancelled, shortened, or closed at any time on short notice at the discretion of Erik Penser Bank, SEB and Standout Capital. Further announcements will be made following completion of the book-building.
Standout Capital’s current holding amounts to 3,000,000 shares, representing 25.6% of the total number of shares in Exsitec.
Standout Capital has entered a lock-up undertaking in favour of Erik Penser Bank encompassing their total holdings in Exsitec, corresponding to 3,000,000 shares. Erik Penser Bank considers the Placement will increase long-term institutional ownership and increase liquidity in Exsitecs share and is therefore willing to grant an exemption from the lock-up undertaking. Standout Capital’s remaining shares in the Company after the Placement will remain subject to a lock-up undertaking in favour of Erik Penser Bank until 16 September 2021, save for customary exceptions as well as pledges for financing transactions and waiver by Erik Penser Bank.
Erik Penser Bank and SEB act as joint bookrunners in connection with the contemplated Placement.
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This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein are only being offered outside the United States to non-U.S. persons as defined in and pursuant to Regulation S under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There is no intention to register any securities referred to herein in the United States or to make a public offering of the securities in the United States.
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In the United Kingdom, this document and any other materials in relation to the securities described herein is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, “qualified investors” (within the meaning of the United Kingdom version of the EU Prospectus Regulation (2017/1129/ EU) (the "Prospectus Regulation") which is part of United Kingdom law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) who are (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of “investment professionals” in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”); (ii) high net worth entities etc. falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order; or (iii) such other persons to whom such investment or investment activity may lawfully be made available under the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). In the United Kingdom, any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this press release and should not act or rely on it.
This announcement does not identify or suggest, or purport to identify or suggest, the risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with an investment in the offer shares. Any investment decision in connection with the Placement must be made on the basis of all publicly available information relating to the Company and the Company's shares. Such information has not been independently verified by Erik Penser Bank or SEB. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy or completeness.
This announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning any investor's option with respect to the Placement. Each investor or prospective investor should conduct his, her or its own investigation, analysis and evaluation of the business and data described in this announcement and publicly available information. The price and value of securities can go down as well as up. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation and has not been approved by any regulatory authority in any jurisdiction. No prospectus has been or will be prepared in connection with the Placement. In any EEA Member State, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation.
Information to distributors
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 MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the shares in the Company have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such 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 shares in the Company has led to the conclusion that: (i) the target market for such shares 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 shares 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 shares in the Company may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in the Company offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in the Company 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 Placement. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Erik Penser Bank and SEB 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 UK MiFIR; 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 shares in the Company.
Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in the Company and determining appropriate distribution channels.