Cavotec explores the conditions to carry out a new issue of approximately SEK 165 million
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Cavotec SA (publ) (”Cavotec” or the ”Company”) (Nasdaq Stockholm: CCC) intends to explore the conditions to carry out a directed new issue of approximately SEK 165 million, to Swedish and international institutional investors through an accelerated bookbuilding procedure (the “Share Issue”). Cavotec has appointed Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (”SEB”) as Sole Bookrunner to explore the conditions to carry out the Share Issue. The Company’s largest shareholders Bure Equity and Thomas von Koch are prepared to participate in the Share Issue.
The purpose of the Share Issue is to increase financial flexibility to support the company to execute on its strong order book, growth plans and in addition strengthen the Company’s financial position by reducing net debt. Going forward Cavotec remains committed to leverage its market leading positions, with a strong focus on profitability and cash flows, and thereby play a vital role in the technological shift to a more sustainable world.
The Share Issue is intended to be carried out with exclusion of the shareholders’ pre-emptive rights, and to be resolved by an extraordinary general meeting to be held on 17 March 2023 and implemented by the board of directors thereafter based on such resolution. The subscription price and the total number of shares will be determined through an accelerated bookbuilding procedure conducted by SEB, which will commence immediately after the publication of this press release. Pricing and allocation are expected to take place before the commencement of trading on Nasdaq Stockholm on 23 February 2023. By establishing the subscription price through an accelerated bookbuilding procedure, it is the assessment of the board of directors that the subscription price will accurately reflect current market conditions and demand. The closing, pricing and allocation of the bookbuilding procedure is at the discretion of the Company and may be cancelled at any time. The Company will announce the outcome in a subsequent press release after the bookbuilding procedure has been completed.
The board of directors has carefully considered the option to carry out a rights issue in order to raise the requisite proceeds. In the evaluation, the board of directors has considered, among other things, the following factors: that a rights issue, compared to the Share Issue (i) would be significantly more time consuming, which would lead to risks that the Company loses potential growth opportunities, (ii) would entail higher total costs for the Company, mainly due to procurement of a guarantee consortium and prospectus administration etc., (iii) would expose the Company to market volatility, especially considering current market conditions, and (iv) likely would have had to be made at a lower subscription price, which may be to the disadvantage of the shareholders. Against this background, the board of director’s overall assessment is that the reasons for carrying out the Share Issue in this manner overweigh, in this particular case, the principal rule that new share issues shall be carried out with pre-emptive rights for existing shareholders, and that a new share issue with exclusion of the shareholders’ pre-emptive rights is in the interest of the Company’s shareholders.
Provided that the accelerated bookbuilding is successful, an extraordinary general meeting will be convened to approve the Share Issue. Some of the Company’s existing shareholders, including Bure Equity and Thomas von Koch, together holding approximately 47 percent of the shares and votes in Cavotec, have undertaken to vote in favour thereof at the extraordinary general meeting.
Financial and legal advisors
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken is acting as Sole Bookrunner in connection with the Share Issue. KANTER is acting as legal advisor in relation to Swedish law to Cavotec and Bär & Karrer SA is acting as legal advisors in relation to Swiss law.
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