Scout Gaming Group AB announces that the Company successfully has completed two directed share issues amounting to approximately SEK 36 million, corresponding to approximately 3.0 million shares in the Company.
The Board of directors of Scout has, based on the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting on May 23, 2019, resolved on a directed issue of 1,330,362 shares through a so-called accelerated “book building” procedure (the ”Share Issue”) and on a directed share issue to the existing US shareholder Tekkorp Holding LCC and the Santa Monica-based institutional investor Topline Capital Partners of approximately 1,638,750 shares (the “Directed Share Issue”). The Company receives approximately SEK 16 million before transaction costs from the Share Issue and approximately SEK 20 million before transaction costs from the Directed Share Issue, equal to a total amount of approximately SEK 36 million.
The subscription price has been set to SEK 12 per share through the accelerated book building procedure, which corresponds to a 10.5 percent discount compared to the average volume-weighted price of the Company’s share on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market over the past 30 days. The subscription price in the Directed Share Issue has been set to the same price as in the Share Issue.
The Share Issue was directed to Swedish and international institutional investors. In order to facilitate the execution of the Share Issue, the new shares have initially been subscribed for by ABG Sundal Collier AB at a price corresponding to the shares’ quota value. The shares will be transferred to the new and existing shareholders in the Company in accordance with agreements entered between ABG Sundal Collier and the actual investors. Existing shareholders that have subscribed for shares in the Share Issue include Provobis and Knutsson Holding. In addition, the listed company Enlabs AB (publ) has subscribed through a subsidiary. In connection with received payment from investors in the Share Issue, which is expected to occur around January 24, 2020, the Company will receive the remaining amount, i.e. the difference between the quota value and the price in the Share Issue.
“Scout Gaming is undergoing an intensive launch phase where we accelerated our growth during the second half of 2019. We have been approached by strategic investors who are important to the company and are pleased to be able to execute this transaction. With the transactions, we have financial flexibility and room for strong growth over the next years”, comments Scout’s CEO Andreas Ternström.
The reason for the deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights is mainly to raise capital in a time- and cost-efficient manner. Through the Share Issue and the Directed Share Issue, Scout’s product offering will be further strengthened, and the geographical expansion continue.
After the registration of the Share Issue and the Directed Share Issue, the total number of shares in the Company will amount to 17,502,567 shares. The Company’s share capital will increase with approximately SEK 156,269 to SEK 921,188. The Share Issue and the Directed Share Issue entails a dilution of approximately 17 percent of the number of shares in Scout after the Share Issue and the Directed Share Issue.
In connection with the Share Issue, the Company has appointed ABG Sundal Collier as Sole Lead Manager and Bookrunner and Advokatfirman Delphi as legal counsel.