The subscription price of the Directed Issue amounts to SEK 5.30 per share and has been determined by means of an accelerated book building process, conducted by the Company's financial adviser Erik Penser Bank AB ("Erik Penser Bank"). The Board of Directors's assessment is thus that the subscription price is on market conditions. The subscription price, SEK 5.30 per share, corresponds to a discount of 5 percent compared to the volume weighted average price during the last ten days of trading.
Through the Directed Issue, the Company receives MSEK 26.5 in proceeds before issuance costs, which are estimated to amount to around SEK 1.3 million. Calmark intends to use the proceeds mainly to grow the business even faster. The reason for the deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights is to diversify and strengthen the Company's shareholder base and to raise capital to improve Calmark's financial position in a time- and cost-efficient manner.
The Directed Issue results in a dilution of 19.8 percent of the share capital and voting rights in the Company. The Directed Issue increases the number shares outstanding by 5,000,000 shares, from 20,258,382 to 25,258,382 shares. The share capital increases by SEK 500,000, from SEK 2,025,838.20 to SEK 2,525,838.20.
“We are executing an offensive capitalization of the company to intensify our product launch. We see a clear demand for our point-of-care products both in terms of newborns and our LDH test for Covid-19 patients. With the proceeds from this directed issue we are able to increase our efforts on this product and quickly reach high volumes” says Anna Söderlund, CEO. "I want to thank all the investors who believe in Calmark!"
Erik Penser Bank is financial adviser and Stenbergets Avtalslösningar AB legal adviser to the Company in connection with the Directed Issue.
This information is information that Calmark Sweden AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 596/2014). The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 22:30 CET on December 7 2020.
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About Calmark Sweden AB (publ)
Calmark is a medical technology company developing a point-of-care (POC) analysis method with easier and faster diagnostics of medical conditions in newborns. The unique test platform consists of a portable instrument and test cassettes for various biomarkers. The first test, Neo-Bilirubin, was launched to the market in 2020. In the Western world, the introduction of POC diagnostics is resulting in huge savings and shorter care chains. In less developed healthcare systems, the product will offer a decision support which is currently lacking, since the access to hospital laboratories often is limited. Calmark aims to become the global leader in POC diagnostics for newborns and, in the long term, to offer all relevant tests for the first period of life. In addition to products for newborns, Calmark develops a POC test for assessment of COVID-19 disease severity. The B share is listed on the Spotlight Stock Market and is traded under the CALMA B ticker. Read more at www.calmark.se/eng/home.
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This press release does not identify or purport to identify the risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with an investment in the new shares. Any investment decision in connection with the Directed Issue must be made on the basis of all publicly available information relating to the Company and the Company’s shares. Such information has not been independently verified by Erik Penser Bank. The information contained in this press release is announced for background purposes only and does not purport to be complete. Investors should not rely solely on the information contained in this press release or its accuracy or completeness. Erik Penser Bank acts on account of the Company in conjunction with the transaction, and not on the account of anyone else. Erik Penser Bank is not responsible towards anyone else than the Company to provide the protection it offers to its clients, nor to supply advice in connection with the transaction or regarding any other matters mentioned herein.
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This press release does not constitute an offer, part of an offer or solicitation of any offer to acquire or subscribe for securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There is no intention to register any securities in the United States or to make a public offering of the securities in the United States. The information in this press release may not be announced, published, reproduced or distributed, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zeeland, Singapore, Switzerland, South Africa, the United States or any other jurisdiction where such announcement, publication or distribution of the information would not comply with applicable laws and regulations or where such actions would require prospectus, registration or other measures than what is required under Swedish law. Actions taken in violation of this instruction may constitute a crime against applicable securities laws and regulations.
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Information to distributors
For the purposes of fulfilling the product governance requirements within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended (”MiFID II”); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) national implementing measures (together, the ”MiFID II Product Governance Requirements”), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any ”manufacturer” (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, Calmark's shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that these shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the ”Target Market Assessment”). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, distributors should note that: the price of Calmark's shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; Calmark's shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in Calmark's shares is suitable only for investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Directed Issue.
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