Trading in Creaspac’s shares on Nasdaq Stockholm commences today
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Creaspac AB (”Creaspac” or the ”Company”), a Swedish public acquisition company, established on the initiative of Creades AB (publ) (”Creades”) today announces the outcome of Creaspac’s initial public offering on Nasdaq Stockholm (the “Offering”). The Offering attracted strong interest from both institutional investors in Sweden and abroad as well as the general public in Sweden. The Offering was considerably oversubscribed.
The Offering in brief
- The price in the Offering was, as previously communicated, SEK 100 per share.
- The Offering comprised of 24,800,000 newly issued shares in Creaspac.
- The newly issued shares will provide the Company with proceeds of approximately SEK 2.5 billion before transaction costs.
- After the completion of the Offering, Creaspac’s largest shareholders consist of Creades (15.0 per cent), Lannebo Fonder (9.8 per cent), PriorNilsson (9.8 per cent), Swedbank Robur Fonder (9.8 per cent), SEB Investment Management (6.0 per cent) and Ramsbury Invest (4.8 per cent).
- The total number of outstanding shares in the Company after the completion of the Offering amounts to 25,000,000 shares.
- Trading in the Creaspac share on Nasdaq Stockholm commences today, 23 June 2021, under the ticker ”CPAC”.
- Settlement is expected to take place on 28 June 2021.
Sven Hagströmer, Chairman of Creaspac and Creades, comments:
“We are very pleased with the strong interest in Creaspac from the general public and institutional investors and humbled by the trust that our investment strategy and Creades as sponsor have received. We look forward to generating long-term shareholder value together in Creaspac.”
Creaspac is a Swedish acquisition company, a so-called Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), established on the initiative of Creades. The purpose of Creaspac is to raise capital through an initial public offering on Nasdaq Stockholm and within 36 months thereafter acquire an unlisted company which, through Creaspac, after review and approval, will be listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Main Market or Nasdaq First North Growth Market.
More information is available on Creaspac’s website, www.creaspac.se.
Creades is a Swedish listed investment company that was formed at the end of 2011/2012 in connection with Investment AB Öresund being split into two companies. Creades was listed in 2013 on Nasdaq Stockholm main market and was before that listed on Nasdaq First North since 2012. Creades’ portfolio, measured in terms of net asset value, consists of approximately 70-75 per cent listed holdings and approximately 25-30 per cent unlisted holdings. Creades’ largest holding is the listed company Avanza, and Creades’ unlisted holdings include Apotea, Inet, Instabox, PriceRunner, Röhnisch, StickerApp and Tink. Creades’ net asset value as of 31 May 2021 was SEK 10,341 million.
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) is acting as Sole Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner and Avanza Bank AB (publ) is acting as Joint Bookrunner in connection with the Offering. Advokatfirman Cederquist is legal advisor to Creaspac.
For more information, please contact:
John Hedberg, CEO
+46 (0) 70 629 23 37
This information is information that Creaspac AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. This information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, on 23 June 2021 at 08:00 CET.
This announcement is not an offer, or an invitation, to acquire or subscribe for any securities of Creaspac AB (the “Company”).
Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or any other jurisdiction in which such distribution would be unlawful or would require registration or other measures.
Any offering of the securities referred to in this announcement were made by means of a prospectus. This announcement is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any related implementing and delegated regulations, the “Prospectus Regulation”).
In any EEA Member State other than Sweden, and in the United Kingdom (each, a “Relevant State”) this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Relevant State within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such Relevant State.
The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and accordingly may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with applicable U.S. state securities laws. The Company does not intend to register any offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.
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