Herantis Pharma successfully completes its initial public offering
Herantis Pharma Plc
Company release 2 June 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
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Herantis Pharma Plc (“Herantis” or “company”) announced by way of a company release published on 12 May 2014 a directed share issue in which the company offers for subscribing a maximum of 1,600,000 new shares. In its release, the company also announced that it will apply for listing of its shares on First North Finland (“First North”), a multilateral trading facility operated by NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.
The share issue and the subscription period for the shares offered in the share issue ended on 30 May 2014 at 4:30 pm.
Investors subscribed for a total of 1,384,070 shares within the subscription period. The board of directors of Herantis resolved on 30 May 2014 on the approval of the subscriptions made and the number of shares to be issued. The subscriptions were approved on condition that the subscribed shares are paid up in accordance with the share issue terms and conditions no later than on 2 June 2014 and the figures in this company release have been calculated assuming that all the shares subscribed for are paid up in accordance with the terms and conditions of the share issue.
The subscription price was EUR 10.50 per share. Herantis raises in total approximately 14.5 million euro in the share issue before the deduction of expenses and fees arising from the share issue. By virtue of the share issue, Herantis is introduced over 400 new shareholders, of whom approximately 5% are institutional investors and approximately 95% retail investors. Institutional investors subscribed for approximately 75% of the new shares and retail investors for about 25% of the new shares. The number of issued shares in the company will increase to 4,077,514 shares in total.
“We are very pleased with the outcome of the IPO offering. The proceeds, which exceed the announced minimum target by about 40%, enable the company to develop its business in accordance with its business plan. Herantis Pharma will be the first Finnish drug development company to list since the year 2000. The successful IPO offering shows strong confidence among Finnish and international investors in high quality Finnish drug development”, says Pekka Mattila, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Herantis Pharma.
Herantis has on 12 May 2014 filed an application for admission of the company's shares to trading on First North with the trading code HRTIS. The shares subscribed for in the share issue are expected to be registered with the Trade Register on or about 6 June 2014, and trading in the company's shares is expected to commence on or about 11 June 2014.
UB Securities Ltd acted as the Lead Arranger and as the subscription place. The company's Certified Adviser under the First North rules is UB Capital Ltd. Krogerus Attorneys Ltd acted as legal adviser to the company in connection with the share issue.
Herantis Pharma Plc
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Herantis Pharma Plc, Pekka Simula, Managing Director, mobile: +358 40 7300 445
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Herantis Pharma Plc
Herantis Pharma Plc is a pharmaceutical company specialised in advancing scientific research into clinical research aiming at developing new drugs. The company focuses on diseases with an unmet clinical need. These diseases include for example dry eye syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, and secondary lymphedema.
This release is not a prospectus. The information contained herein does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities referred to herein in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of any jurisdiction. Any such offer will be made solely on the basis of a prospectus to be published and registered with the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority.
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Securities in the company have not been, and will not be, registered under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada or Japan and may not be offered or sold within Australia, Canada or Japan or to, or for the account or benefit of, citizens or residents of Australia, Canada or Japan except under circumstances which will result in full compliance with the applicable laws and regulations promulgated by the relevant regulatory authorities in effect at the relevant time.
The company does not offer securities to the public in any Member State of the European Economic Area other than Finland. With respect to each Member State of the European Economic Area other than Finland (each, a “Relevant Member State”), no action has been undertaken to date to make an offer to the public of the securities requiring a publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a result, the shares may only be offered in Relevant Member States in circumstances not requiring the company to publish a prospectus as provided under the Directive 2003/71/EC.