First Day of trading in Scandinavian Biogas’ dark green shares on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market Stockholm
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Scandinavian Biogas Fuels International AB (publ) (“Scandinavian Biogas” or the “Company”), a leading producer of biogas in the Nordics1, today celebrates the first day of trading of its dark green shares on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market.
Scandinavian Biogas is the first dark green2 company on Nasdaq Nordic with its shares listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market.
In connection with the listing, Scandinavian Biogas has on 14 December 2020 completed a private placement, consisting of newly issued shares and existing shares, placed to qualified Swedish and international investors. Länsförsäkringar Fondförvaltning, Handelsbanken Hållbar Energi and Skandia Sverige Hållbar (the ”Cornerstone Investors”) have acquired shares corresponding to a total value of SEK 130 million. The private placement was multiple times oversubscribed and the Company has considerably broadened its investor base to comprise a large number of institutional investors. The newly issued shares provided the Company gross proceeds of SEK 350 million and the total amount placed in connection with the listing totals SEK 586 million (including the newly issued shares).
Matti Vikkula, CEO of Scandinavian Biogas
“Today is the beginning of a new chapter in Scandinavian Biogas’ history. I look forward to taking the next step in our development together with existing and new shareholders. I would also like to thank everyone who has been involved in taking Scandinavian Biogas to where we are today - a Nordic leading biogas producer well positioned to capture the opportunities for liquid biogas also in the heavy transport and shipping segments. Together, we will continue to contribute to a fossil-free future.”
Göran Persson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Scandinavian Biogas
The strong interest in Scandinavian Biogas’ dark green shares exceeded our expectations and is ultimately a proof of our sustainable business model. We are very grateful for the institutional investors’ trust in us. The listing on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market gives us an even better position to expand our production capacity primarily within liquid biogas, and thereby taking an important role in the sustainable transition of society.”
Scandinavian Biogas’ dark green shares
Scandinavian Biogas is the first company to receive a 100 per cent Dark Green Shading, the highest possible rating from CICERO Shades of Green AS (“CICERO”), on the Company’s revenue streams and investments.
ABG Sundal Collier (the "Sole Global Coordinator") may, in connection with the private placement, conduct transactions in order to maintain the market price for the shares at a level above that which might otherwise prevail in the open market. Such stabilisation transactions may be carried out on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market, in the over-the-counter market or otherwise, at any time during the period starting on the date of commencement of trading in the shares on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market and ending not later than 30 calendar days thereafter. However, the Sole Global Coordinator has no obligation to undertake any stabilisation measures and there is no assurance that stabilisation measures will be undertaken. Under no circumstances will transactions be conducted at a price higher than the one set in the private placement
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Within one week of the end of the stabilisation period, the Sole Global Coordinator will disclose whether or not stabilisation measures were undertaken, the date on which stabilisation started, the date on which stabilisation was last carried out as well as the price range within which stabilisation was carried out for each of the dates when stabilisation measures were conducted.
ABG Sundal Collier is acting as Sole Global Coordinator and Sole Bookrunner in connection with the private placement and the listing. Cirio Advokatbyrå is acting as legal advisor to Scandinavian Biogas and Baker McKenzie is acting as legal advisor to the Sole Global Coordinator.
About Scandinavian Biogas
Scandinavian Biogas, founded in 2005, is a leading producer of biogas in the Nordics. The Company sells renewable energy based on compressed biogas and liquid biogas. The Company operates five production plants located in Henriksdal, Södertörn, Bromma (Sweden), Skogn (Norway) and Ulsan City (South Korea). Through its operations, Scandinavian Biogas supports a sustainable transition from fossil to renewable energy by turning locally sourced organic waste into renewable energy in the form of biogas and bio-fertiliser, whilst adding zero net emissions to the atmosphere.
For more information, please contact:
Matti Vikkula, CEO Scandinavian Biogas
Telephone: +46 (0) 70-597 99 38
Anna Budzynski, CFO Scandinavian Biogas
Telephone: +46 (0) 70-043 43 13
The Company’s Certified Adviser is Erik Penser Bank AB
Telephone: +46 (0)8-463 80 00
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