Linus Digital Finance AG / Key word(s): Capital Increase
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Linus Digital Finance AG plans capital increase from authorized capital with exclusion of shareholders' subscription rights in the amount of approx. EUR 13 million
Berlin, 16 September 2021 - On 16 September 2021, the Management Board of Linus Digital Finance AG (also the "Company") has, with the approval of the Supervisory Board, resolved to raise gross proceeds of approx. EUR 13 million through a capital increase from authorised capital. Thus, the Management Board and Supervisory Board have resolved by way of a framework resolution to increase its share capital from currently EUR 6,056,666.00 by up to EUR 350,000.00 (up to approx. 5.8% of the current share capital) to up to EUR 6,406,666.00 by partial use of its authorized capital against cash contributions with exclusion of subscription rights of existing shareholders through the issuance of up to 350,000 new ordinary bearer shares with no-par value (auf den Inhaber lautende Stückaktien) with a notional value of EUR 1.00 (the "New Shares"). The New Shares shall carry full dividend rights from 1 January 2021.
The New Shares shall be offered for sale in Germany and other selected jurisdictions (outside the United States of America) by way of a private placement to qualified investors and investors who are willing to acquire shares for a total consideration of at least EUR 100,000.00 per investor. The precise number of New Shares as well as the offer price per New Share will be determined by way of an accelerated bookbuilding. The private placement will be initiated immediately after this notification. The Management Board of Linus Digital Finance AG is expected to determine this evening, on 16 September 2021, following authorization by the Supervisory Board, the offer price and final number of New Shares. The admission to trading and delivery of the new shares is expected to take place on 22 September 2021.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the capital increase to (i) set up and execute the loan-on-loan facility and strategic partnership currently being negotiated at an advanced stage with one of the world's leading alternative investment firms (see ad hoc notification from 13 September 2021), (ii) fund investments of its UK business, (iii) accelerate the further growth of the Company and (iv) increase liquidity and thereby strengthen the Company's balance sheet.
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|Company:||Linus Digital Finance AG|
|Listed:||Regulated Market in Frankfurt (General Standard)|
|EQS News ID:||1234081|
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