21:49, Disclosure of an inside information Capital Increase
Pliezhausen, April 05, 2017. DATAGROUP SE has successfully concluded its capital increase announced yesterday. Utilising the authorised capital II 2013, the company’s share capital was increased by EUR 759,000 from EUR 7,590,000 to EUR 8,349,000 by issuing 759,000 new no-par value bearer shares. The new shares will be entitled to a share in profits from the beginning of the current fiscal year (01.10.2016 – 30.09.2017).
The new shares were sold using the simplified exclusion of subscription rights in an accelerated bookbuilding process and a private placement without prospectus.
All new shares have been placed at a price of EUR 28.60 per share. DATAGROUP SE will receive gross proceeds from the capital increase in the amount of c. EUR 21.7m. The proceeds will strenghten the equity and are to support the company’s organic and inorganic growth in the future as well.
As a result of strong demand during the placement of the new shares, the majority shareholder of DATAGROUP SE, HHS Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (HHS), agreed to sell 400,000 of the shares held by it to interested parties that were not taken into consideration in the allocation of share. The majority shareholder is hoping this will lead to higher liquidity of the DATAGROUP shares in stock exchange trading. The shareholding of HHS in DATAGROUP SE will decrease from 61.1% to 50.8% through this and through the issue of new shares.
The new shares are to be admitted to trading on the open market at the Frankfurt stock exchange while also being included in the new segment “Scale“. The inclusion of the new shares (without prospectus) in the listing of the existing shares is planned to take place on April 10, 2017.
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