Coala-Life Group raises SEK 150 million in a rights issue
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The subscription period of the rights issue in Coala-Life Group AB (publ) (”Coala-Life Group” or the ”Company”) ended on 11 April 2022. 36,514,460 shares, corresponding to approximately 82.7 percent of the offered shares, were subscribed for by exercise of subscription rights. Additionally, subscription applications corresponding to 2,531,844 shares, equivalent of approximately 5.7 percent of the offered shares, have been received for subscription without the exercise of subscription rights. Guarantee commitments corresponding to 5,110,159 shares, approximately 11.6 percent of the shares in the rights issue, will thus be utilized. Coala-Life Group will, through the rights issue, receive approximately SEK 150 million before deduction of costs related to the transaction.
The rights issue in brief
- 82.7 percent of the rights issue was subscribed for by exercise of subscription rights and 5.7 percent of the rights issue was subscribed for without subscription rights.
- Guarantee commitments corresponding in total to 5,110,159 shares, approximately 11.6 percent of the shares in the rights issue, will be utilized. The guarantee commitments were provided by the existing shareholder Otiva J/F AB and an external guarantee consortium. Otiva´s commitment, which was provided without compensation, will be utilized corresponding to 2,352,941 shares, approximately 5.3 percent of the shares in the rights issue, and the external guarantee consortium´s commitments will be utilized corresponding to 2,757,218 shares, approximately 6.2 percent of the shares in the rights issue.
- The net proceeds from the rights issue are mainly intended to be used to fund an accelerated market penetration in the US, research and development and general corporate purposes.
Through the rights issue, the Company will receive approximately SEK 150 million before deduction of costs related to the transaction, which amount to approximately SEK 22.2 million. The rights issue consists of 44,156,463 new shares. The subscription price was SEK 3.40 per new share and the subscription period ended on 11 April 2022.
Through the rights issue, the share capital of the Company will be increased by SEK 11,039,115.75 to a total of SEK 19,870,408.50. The number of shares in the Company will be increased by 44,156,463 shares, from 35,325,171 shares to 79,481,634 shares. The dilution for shareholders not subscribing for shares in the rights issue will be approximately 55.6 percent. The new shares subscribed for in the rights issue are estimated to be registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office around week 16-17. Allotment of shares subscribed for without subscription rights will be made in accordance with the principles outlined in the prospectus. Around 13 April 2022, a settlement note will be sent to those who have received allotment of shares as confirmation of the allotment of shares subscribed for without subscription rights. No confirmation will be sent to subscribers who received no allotment. Payment for subscribed and allocated shares is to be made in cash in accordance with the instructions on the settlement note sent to the subscriber.
The last day for trading in paid-up subscribed shares (“BTAs”) is 13 April 2022. Thereafter, BTAs will be converted to shares, which is expected to take place around 21 April 2022 without special notification from Euroclear.
Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) acts as Sole Global Coordinator in connection with the rights issue. Setterwalls Advokatbyrå AB acts as legal adviser to Coala-Life Group in connection with the rights issue.
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