Vitec carries out a directed issue of 2,000,000 shares of series B and raises proceeds of SEK 920 million
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The Board of Directors of Vitec Software Group AB (publ) ("Vitec" or the "Company") has, based on the authorisation granted by the Annual General Meeting on 28 April 2021, resolved on a directed issue of 2,000,000 shares of series B at a price of SEK 460 per share (the “Share Issue”). The Company will thereby receive proceeds of SEK 920,000,000 before transaction costs. The price in the Share Issue has been determined through a so-called accelerated book building process led by Nordea Bank Abp, filial i Sverige (“Nordea”) and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (“SEB”) and corresponds to a discount of approximately 5 percent in relation to the closing price on 25 August 2021.
The Share Issue was directed to Swedish and international professional and institutional investors and was significantly oversubscribed. In order to facilitate the settlement of the Share Issue, the new shares of series B were initially subscribed by SEB at an amount corresponding to the nominal/quota value of the shares. In connection with payment from the investors in the Share Issue on or around 31 August 2021 the Company will receive the remaining amount, i.e. the difference between the nominal/quota value and the price in the Share Issue. In connection with the Share Issue, the Company has undertaken towards Nordea and SEB, with customary exceptions including e.g. exceptions for share issues of consideration shares in connection with acquisitions, not to issue additional shares for a period of 90 calendar days after the settlement date of the Share Issue on or around 31 August 2021.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Share Issue to continue its growth strategy with acquisitions of and investments in companies, operations, product rights or other assets that complement the business. The reasons for deviating from the shareholders’ preferential rights are mainly to raise capital in a time- and cost-efficient manner and at the same time further diversify the shareholder base among Swedish and international institutional investors. The Board of Directors’ assessment is that the subscription price in the Share Issue is on market terms since, inter alia, it was determined through an accelerated bookbuilding process.
As a result of the Share Issue, the total number of shares in Vitec will increase from 33,033,902 shares to 35,033,902 shares divided on 3,050,000 shares of series A and 31,983,902 shares of series B. The Company's share capital increases from SEK 3,303,390.20 to SEK 3,503,390.20. The Share Issue entails a dilution of approximately 5.7 percent and 3.2 percent in relation to the total number of shares and votes in the Company, respectively, after the Share Issue.
Nordea and SEB are Joint Global Coordinators in connection with the Share Issue. Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd is legal advisor to Vitec and White & Case Advokat AB is legal advisor to the Joint Global Coordinators in connection with the Share Issue.
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Vitec is market leader for Vertical Market Software in the Nordic region. We develop and deliver standard niche software. Vitec grows through acquisitions of well-managed and well-established software companies. The Group's overall processes together with the employees' in-depth knowledge of the customer's local market enables continuous improvement and innovation. Our 975 employees are based in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Vitec is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and had net sales of SEK 1,313 million in 2020. Find more at www.vitecsoftware.com.
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