SFC Energy AG successfully completed capital increase
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SFC Energy AG successfully completed capital increase
- Existing shareholders subscribe for 1,428,392 new shares in the total amount of EUR 14,283,920.00
- Total gross proceeds of EUR 27 million
- Use of proceeds to accelerate organic growth, introduction of newly developed hydrogen fuel cell solutions and potential strategic acquisitions
Brunnthal/Munich, 16 July 2019 - SFC Energy AG (ISIN: DE0007568578) successfully completed the increase of its share capital by EUR 2,700,000.00 to EUR 12,949,612.00, which was resolved on 26 June 2019, by partial use of its authorized capital against cash contributions with subscription rights for existing shareholders, after the end of the subscription period on 15 July 2019. The 2,700,000 newly issued shares with a notional value of EUR 1.00 are entitled to carry full dividends rights from 1 January 2019 and were included in the existing stock exchange listing with ISIN DE0007568578 on 2 July 2019. 1,428,392 new shares were issued to existing shareholders who exercised their subscription rights. Existing shareholders therefore subscribed for approximately 52.9% of all new shares. In a private placement prior to the subscription offer, the remaining 1,271,608 new shares were issued to institutional investors by way of an accelerated bookbuilding process. This pre-placement was already oversubscribed with regards to all new shares of SFC Energy. In order to ensure the allocation of the new shares to the existing shareholders, the new shares placed in the pre-placement were subject to claw-back to the extent not relating to waived subscription rights from three of SFC's largest shareholders (HPE PRO Institutional Fund B.V., Havensight Capital Ltd. and Conduit Ventures IIA LP, which prior to the capital increase held 26.94%, 7.48% and 7.15%, respectively, and now hold 21.32%, 5.92% and 5.66%, respectively, of SFC Energy's share capital) provided that the existing shareholders exercised their subscription rights. Taking into account the waiver of subscription rights by these three major shareholders and a fractional amount for which subscription rights were excluded, the subscription ratio was 95.4%.
SFC Energy, a leading international supplier of stationary and mobile hybrid power energy solutions based on the direct methanol fuel cell ("DMFC") technology, will thus receive gross proceeds of EUR 27 million. "We greatly appreciate the strong interest shown by our existing shareholders as well as new investors. The successful capital increase has not only expanded and internationalized our shareholder base but has also significantly increased our investment opportunities for further growth. SFC Energy intends to use the proceeds of the capital increase to accelerate organic growth in its current core vertical markets, to introduce newly developed hydrogen fuel cell solutions and to finance potential strategic acquisitions and investments," says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy.
The capital increase was carried out by ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and COMMERZBANK Aktiengesellschaft as Joint Global Coordinators and by B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. KGaA as selling agent.
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