FlexQube publishes a prospectus in connection with the fully guaranteed rights issue
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Mölndal, September 8, 2023
The Board of Directors in FlexQube AB (publ) (“FlexQube” or the “Company”) resolved on August 31, 2023 to carry out a fully guaranteed new share issue with preferential rights for the Company’s existing shareholders, corresponding to approximately SEK 74.6 million by virtue of the authorisation of the Extraordinary General Meeting held on August 30, 2023 (the “Rights Issue”). A prospectus, prepared due to the Rights Issue, has today been approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (“SFSA”) and published by the Company (the “Prospectus”).
Publication of the Prospectus
Complete information regarding the Rights Issue is included in the Prospectus that has been prepared by the Company and which today was approved and registered by the SFSA. The Prospectus is available on FlexQube’s website, https://www.flexqubegroup.com/leadership-governance/#rights-issue-2023, on Nordic Issuing’s website, www.nordic-issuing.com and will be available on the SFSA’s website https://www.fi.se/en/our-registers/prospektregistret/.
The Prospectus has been prepared as an EU Growth prospectus in accordance with Article 15 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (the "Prospectus Regulation"). The SFSA, as the Swedish national competent authority, has approved the Prospectus in accordance with Article 20 of the Prospectus Regulation. The SFSA only approves the Prospectus as meeting the standards of completeness, comprehensibility and consistency imposed by the Prospectus Regulation. The approval should not be considered as an endorsement of the Company or of the securities described in the Prospectus. The SFSA does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the factual information contained in the Prospectus. Each investor is advised to make its own assessment of whether it is appropriate to invest in the Company.
Subscription will be made available on Nordic Issuing's website, www.nordic-issuing.se, and on the Company's website, https://www.flexqubegroup.com/leadership-governance/#rights-issue-2023, when the subscription period commences. The complete terms and conditions for the Rights Issue are included in the Prospectus.
Timetable for the Rights Issue
Trading in subscription rights September 11, 2023 – September 20, 2023
Subscription period September 11, 2023 – September 25, 2023
Trading in paid subscribed shares (BTA 1) September 11, 2023 – October 3, 2023
Trading in paid subscribed shares (BTA 2) September 11, 2023 – October 6, 2023
Announcement of the outcome of the Rights Issue September 26, 2023
The Company has engaged ABG Sundal Collier as financial advisor and Baker McKenzie as legal advisor in connection with the Rights Issue. Nordic Issuing acts as issuing agent in connection with the Rights Issue.
For further information, please contact:
Mikael Lindbäck, CFO
Telephone: +46 76 104 10 28
FlexQube is a technology company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden with subsidiaries in USA, Mexico, Germany and England. FlexQube offers solutions for cart-based material handling using a patented modular concept. FlexQube develops and designs customized solutions for both robotic and mechanical cart logistics. Through the own developed and unique automation concept FlexQube can offer robust and self-driving robotic carts. FlexQube has more than 1000 customers in 37 countries with primary markets being North America and Europe.
The share (FLEXQ) is traded on Nasdaq First North. FNCA Sweden AB, telephone +46 8-528 00 399, is the Company's Certified Adviser. Read more at www.flexqube.com
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This press release does not identify or suggest, or purport to identify or suggest, the risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with an investment in the new shares. Any investment decision in connection with the Rights Issue shall only 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 ABG Sundal Collier. The information contained in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be complete. Thus, an investor should not place undue reliance on the information contained in this press release or its accuracy or completeness. ABG Sundal Collier is acting for the Company in connection with the Rights Issue and no one else. ABG Sundal Collier will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients nor for giving advice in relation to the Rights Issue or any other matter referred to herein.
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This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EG) 2017/1129 (the “Prospectus Regulation”) and has not been approved by any regulatory authority in any jurisdiction. FlexQube has not authorized any offer to the public of shares or rights in any member state of the EEA and no prospectus has been or will be prepared in connection with the Rights Issue. In any EEA member state, this press release is only addressed to and is only directed at "qualified investors" in that member state within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation.
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Information to distributors
Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and the Council 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) local 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, the shares in FlexQube have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such 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 “EU Target Market Assessment”). Solely for the purposes of each manufacturer's product approval process in the United Kingdom, the target market assessment in respect of the shares in the Company has led to the conclusion that: (i) the target market for such shares is only eligible counterparties, as defined in the FCA Handbook Conduct of Business Sourcebook, and professional clients, as defined in Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("UK MiFIR"); and (ii) all channels for distribution of such shares to eligible counterparties and professional clients are appropriate (the “UK Target Market Assessment” and, together with the EU Target Market Assessment, the “Target Market Assessment”). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, distributors should note that: the price of the shares in FlexQube may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in FlexQube offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in FlexQube is compatible only with 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 Rights Issue. Furthermore, it should be noted that regardless the Target Market Assessment, ABG Sundal Collier will only provide to investors who comply the criteria for professional clients and acceptable counterparties.
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Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in FlexQube and determining appropriate distribution channels.