Placing of shares in Capio AB (publ) | Nordic Capital

Placing of shares in Capio AB (publ)

MAY 10 2017


This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy securities in any jurisdiction, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and Japan. Neither this announcement nor anything contained herein shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any offer or commitment whatsoever in any jurisdiction.

NHCE S.à r.l., a company ultimately owned by Nordic Capital Fund VI[1](the "Seller") announces its intention to explore the opportunity to sell up to 26,605,644 ordinary shares (the "Placing Shares") in Capio AB (publ) ("Capio").

The Seller currently holds the following number of shares, corresponding to the following % of the number of shares and votes in Capio:

  • ·        26,605,644 shares, corresponding to 18.85% of the shares and votes

The Placing Shares are being offered by way of an accelerated bookbuilding (the "Placement") to institutional investors. The bookbuilding period commences today, 10 May 2017, at 17:30 CEST and may close at any time on short notice. Subject to customary carve outs, the Seller has agreed that, to the extent it sells any Placing Shares in the Placement, any remaining Capio shares it holds will be subject to a lock-up until publication of the next interim report of Capio, which is expected to be published on 21 July 2017.

R12 Kapital AB (the af Jochnick family) and the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund intend to subscribe for shares in the Placement.

Carnegie Investment Bank AB and SEB are acting as Joint Bookrunners in connection with the Placement.

The final number of Placing Shares to be placed will be determined at the closing of the bookbuilding process, and the results of the Placement will be announced as soon as practicable thereafter.

The distribution of this announcement and the offer and sale of the Placing Shares in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. The Placing Shares may not be offered to the public in any jurisdiction in circumstances which would require the preparation or registration of any prospectus or offering document relating to the Placing Shares in such jurisdiction. No action has been taken by the Seller, the Joint Bookrunners or any of their respective affiliates that would permit an offering of the Placing Shares or possession or distribution of this announcement or any other offering or publicity material relating to such securities in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required.

This announcement is not for publication, distribution or release, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, Japan or any other jurisdiction in which such an announcement would be unlawful. The distribution of this announcement may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons into whose possession this document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Neither this document nor the information contained herein constitutes or forms part of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States. There will be no public offer of any securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction.

In member states of the European Economic Area which have implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a "Relevant Member State"), this announcement and any offer if made subsequently is directed exclusively at persons who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive ("Qualified Investors"). For these purposes, the expression "Prospectus Directive" means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amending Directive, to the extent implemented in a Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State and the expression '2010 PD Amending Directive' means Directive 2010/73/EU. In the United Kingdom this announcement is directed exclusively at Qualified Investors (i) who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order") or (ii) who fall within Article 49(2)(A) to (D) of the Order, and (iii) to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated.

This announcement is not an offer of securities or investments for sale nor a solicitation of an offer to buy securities or investments in any jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation would be unlawful. No action has been taken that would permit an offering of the securities or possession or distribution of this announcement in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.

In connection with the Placement, the Joint Bookrunners and any of their respective affiliates acting as an investor for its own account may take up as a proprietary position any Placing Shares and in that capacity may retain, purchase or sell for their own account such Placing Shares. In addition they may enter into financing arrangements and swaps with investors in connection with which they may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of Placing Shares. The Joint Bookrunners do not intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligation to do so.

This document includes statements that are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms "intends", "expects", "will", or "may", or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans, objectives, goals, future events or intentions. These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts. Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks relating to future events and assumptions relating to Capio's business, in particular from changes in political conditions, economic conditions, evolving business strategy, or the retail industry. No assurances can be given that the forward-looking statements in this document will be realised. As a result, no undue reliance should be placed on these forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results or otherwise.

[1] "Nordic Capital Fund VI" refers to Nordic Capital VI Limited, acting in its capacity as General Partner of Nordic Capital VI Alpha, L.P. and Nordic Capital VI Beta, L.P., together with associated co-investment vehicles.