Recipharm completes a directed issue of 4.0 million Class B shares, raising proceeds of SEK 508 million


Recipharm AB (publ) (“Recipharm”) has, based on the authorization granted by Recipharm’s Annual General Meeting on 14 May, 2018, resolved to carry out a direct share issue of 4,000,000 Class B shares at subscription price of SEK 127 per share (the “Issue”). The subscription price has been determined through an accelerated book-building procedure. The subscription price represents a premium of approximately 1.4 percent compared to the volume weighted average price 10 trading days prior to the Board of Directors’ resolution1.

The directed issue has been substantially oversubscribed by a number of Swedish and international institutional investors. The reasons for deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights are to diversify the shareholder base and at the same time raise capital in order to increase the financial flexibility and to accommodate investments in organic growth opportunities and acquisitions.

Through the Issue, Recipharm will receive proceeds amounting to SEK 508 million before transaction costs. The Issue entails a dilution of 6.0 percent of the capital in relation to the number of shares in Recipharm through an increase in the number of outstanding shares from 62,726,871 to 66,726,871 (divided into 15,222,858 shares of Class A and 51,504,013 shares of Class B).

In order to facilitate the delivery of shares to the investors in connection with the Issue, as expected for June 18, 2018, one of the Company’s main owners, Flerie Participation AB, a company controlled by CEO Thomas Eldered, has lent 4,000,000 shares to Swedbank AB (publ). The shares will be returned to Flerie Participation AB after the Issue has been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office.

In connection with the Issue, the Company has agreed to a lock-up undertaking, with customary exceptions, on future share issuances for a period of 90 calendar days after the settlement date. In addition, in connection with the Issue, Flerie Participation AB and Cajelo Invest AB have agreed not to sell any shares in Recipharm during the lock-up period, subject to customary exceptions.

DNB Markets, Swedbank and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank acted as Joint Bookrunners in the transaction. Setterwalls acted as legal adviser to Recipharm and White & Case acted as legal adviser to the Joint Bookrunners.  

[1] SEK 125.2, volume weighted average closing price for 10 trading days prior to 14 June, 2018.

For more information please visit or contact:
Thomas Eldered, CEO, telephone: +46 8 602 52 10

Karl Lindström, CFO,, telephone: +46 8 602 53 11

This information is information that Recipharm AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, on 14 June 2018, at 07:45 CET.

About Recipharm
Recipharm is a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO) in the pharmaceutical industry employing around 5,000 employees. Recipharm offers manufacturing services of pharmaceuticals in various dosage forms, production of clinical trial material and APIs, and pharmaceutical product development. Recipharm manufactures several hundred different products to customers ranging from big pharma to smaller research and development companies. Recipharm’s turnover is approximately SEK 5.3 billion and the company operates development and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The Recipharm B-share (RECI B) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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