BioInvent: BioInvent's Rights Issue Oversubscribed
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Business Wire BioInvent
May 18, 2015 2:47 AM
LUND, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The rights issue in BioInvent of MSEK 77.7, with preferential rights for the company's shareholders, has been oversubscribed.The subscription period ended on 13 May 2015. Approx. 96 per cent of the shares offered have been subscribed for with subscription rights and 4.2 per cent of the shares offered have been allocated to persons who subscribed for shares without subscription rights. In total, notifications to subscribe for shares without subscriptions rights have been received corresponding to 30 per cent of the shares offered. Hence, the rights issue guarantee undertakings have not been made use of.
During the subscription period, members of BioInvent's management and key personnel have, in addition to existing holdings, purchased subscription rights and subscribed for new shares corresponding to a total of 2.8 per cent of the shares offered in the rights issue.
Allocation of shares that were subscribed for without subscription rights has been made in accordance with the principles outlined in the prospectus that has been prepared in connection with the rights issue and that was published on 24 April 2015. Notification regarding such allocation will shortly be sent to those who have been allocated shares.
Through the rights issue, BioInvent receives MSEK 77.7 before deduction of transaction costs. The share capital will increase by approx. MSEK 4.0 to approx. MSEK 13.0 and the number of shares will increase by50,128,911 to 162,918,961 shares when the new share issue has been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office. Trading in the new shares on Nasdaq Stockholm is expected to start week commencing 1 June, 2015.
Financial and legal advisors Asperia AB is acting as financial advisor, Avanza is issuing agent and Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB as legal advisor to BioInvent in connection with the rights issue.
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