The board of Hemcheck Sweden AB (publ) (“Hemcheck” or “The Company”) has, through the authorization given by the extra general meeting held on December 15th 2020, and according to what The Company indicated in a press release on January 18th 2021, performed a directed share issue of 3 580 000 shares at a price of 4.20 SEK per share (the “Directed Issue”). The share price has been set according to an accelerated bookbuilding-process carried out by Corpura Fondkommission AB. The Directed Issue will provide The Company ca 15 MSEK before transaction costs.
The investors in the Directed Issue are a number of new and current professional Swedish investors.
The Directed Issue is done to strengthen The Company’s financial position and create conditions for The Company to:
- Continue focusing on securing additional reference and end customers, studies, as well as collaborations with external parties such as distributors and other potential partners,
- Finalize the development/CE-marking process and launch of The Company’s new product for the blood gas market including related patent processes,
- Invest in a more efficient production process related to the one-time disposable tests
-We will be stronger with this additional capital and it will allow us to increase our commercialization efforts, but also continue our work in other areas such as taking the new product for the blood gas market through the CE-marking process. We look forward to an exciting 2021, says Joen Averstad, CEO of Hemcheck.
The reasons for deviating from the shareholders’ preferential rights is to expand the shareholder base and at the same time acquire capital in an efficient way. The price per share is equivalent to a discount of 6.2 percent compared to the volume-weighted average share price for Hemcheck’s share during the 20 days prior to the Directed Issue. The board has assessed that the share price in the Directed Issue is market based, since the share price in the Directed Issue has been determined through an accelerated bookbuilding-process.
The Directed Issue will increase the number of shares and votes in The Company by 3 580 000, from 15 708 230 shares and votes to 19 288 230 shares and votes, and the share capital increases with 322 200 SEK, from 1 413 740.70 SEK to 1 735 940.70 SEK, equivalent to a dilution of 18.6 percent of the number of shares and votes in The Company, after the Directed Issue.
Corpura Fondkommission AB is the financial advisor and Fredersen Advokatbyrå AB is the legal advisor to Hemcheck in connection to the directed share issue. Aqurat Fondkommission AB is the issuer agent.
For further information contact:
Hemcheck Sweden AB (publ)
Joen Averstad, CEO
Tel: +46 76 108 8191
This information is such information that Hemcheck is required to disclose in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). The information was submitted, for publication by the above contact person, for publication on January 19, 2021 at 08:20.
Hemcheck Sweden AB, founded in 2010, produces and commercializes a patented CE-marked concept for point of care hemolysis detection. The concept consists of disposable tests as well as readers that can very quickly, directly upon sampling, identify hemolysed blood samples in vacuum tubes and blood gas syringes. Hemolysis, ruptured red blood cells, is the most common reason globally why blood samples cannot be analyzed accurately. Hemcheck’s goal is to contribute to improved healthcare by offering user-friendly services for the detection of hemolysed blood samples in direct connection with blood sampling. By doing so, Hemcheck can contribute to increased patient safety, more efficient processes and lower costs. The company is based in Karlstad and is listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market.
FNCA Sweden AB, 08-528 00 399, info@fnca, is the Certified Adviser to the company.
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