OrganoClick intends to undertake a directed share issue for financing of potential acquisitions and the company's continued growth
At large demand, Serendipity Ixora may make shares available to enable greater institutional participation
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OrganoClick announces its intention to undertake a directed share issue of up to approximately SEK 40 million. In the event of a high demand, additional allocation may also be made through Serendipity Ixora, which has made part of its shares available to enable an increased transaction size and greater institutional participation.
OrganoClick ("OrganoClick" or the “Company") intends to offer new shares through a directed share issue of up to approximately SEK 40 million (the "Private Placement"). The possible Private Placement is directed to Swedish and international investors and is, inter alia, subject to the board of directors of OrganoClick (the “Board”) resolving to issue new shares following the completion of the Private Placement (in a so called accelerated book building process) that will be carried out by Pareto Securities AB (“Pareto Securities”).
The subscription price for the shares in the Private Placement will be determined in the book building process. The book building process will begin no earlier than 17:31 (CET) on September 19, 2017, and end before the commencement of trading on Nasdaq First North on September 20, 2017. The minimum order will be set at the number of shares corresponding to EUR 100,000. The book building process for the Private Placement may close earlier or later at the discretion of the Company and the Company can choose to cancel the book building in its sole discretion for any reasons and at any time.
The rationale for carrying out the Private Placement is to enable financing of potential acquisitions, as the Company is currently in active discussions regarding acquisitions, and wants to secure financing for the Company’s continued growth.
The reason for deviating from the shareholders’ preferential rights by conducting a directed new share issue is to broaden the shareholder base and that a directed share issue means lower costs and a faster process which collectively and with sufficient strength indicate that it is in the Company’s and the shareholders’ interest that the share issue is made with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights.
Serendipity Ixora AB (publ) ("Serendipity Ixora"), has announced that in the event of high demand, Serendipity Ixora will make maximum 5,000,000 shares available, at the same price as determined in the book building process, to enable an increased transaction size and greater institutional participation. Serendipity Ixora has entered into a 90-day lock-up undertaking with Pareto Securities AB for the shares they do not sell in connection with the Private Placement.
Pareto Securities has been appointed as sole bookrunner and lead manager in connection with the Private Placement.
For further information please contact:
Mårten Hellberg, CEO
08-684 001 10
This information is information that OrganoClick AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014). The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 17:31 CET on September 19, 2017. This is a translation of the Swedish version of the press release. When in doubt, the Swedish wording prevails.
OrganoClick AB (publ) is a public Swedish cleantech company listed on Nasdaq First North. The company develops, produces and markets functional materials based on environmentally friendly fiber chemistry. Examples of products that are marketed by OrganoClick are the water repellent fabric treatment OrganoTex®, the flame and rot-resistant timber OrganoWood® and biocomposite materials. OrganoClick was founded in 2006 as a commercial spin-off company based on research performed at Stockholm University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within environmentally friendly fiber chemistry. OrganoClick has won a number of prizes, such as "Sweden's Most Promising Start -up" and "Sweden's Best Environmental Innovation", and has also received a number of awards, such as the WWF "Climate Solver" award and has also appeared for two years on the Affärsvärldens and NyTekniks list of Sweden's top 33 hottest technology companies. OrganoClick has its head office, production and R&D located in Täby, north of Stockholm. OrganoClick's Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North is Erik Penser Bank.
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