Kreate Group Plc Stock exchange release 24 February 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EET
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Exercise of over-allotment option in relation to the initial public offering of Kreate Group Plc and termination of the stabilisation period
With reference to the offering circular of Kreate Group Plc (“Kreate“) dated 5 February 2021 and the stock exchange release published on 18 February 2021 regarding the result of Kreate’s initial public offering, Kreate has received notice that Danske Bank A/S, Finland Branch (“Danske Bank“), as stabilising manager in the initial public offering, has decided to exercise in full the over-allotment option granted by Intera Fund II Ky (“Intera“). Danske Bank has decided to terminate the stabilisation period as a result of the development of the market price of the Kreate share. Danske Bank has not carried out stabilisation measures since the listing.
Danske Bank will pursuant to the over-allotment option granted in connection with the initial public offering purchase from Intera 632,437 shares in Kreate at the subscription price in the initial public offering.
In connection with the initial public offering, Intera has sold in total 2,613,261 shares in Kreate (including the shares sold pursuant to the exercise of the over-allotment option). Following the exercise of the over-allotment option, Intera holds 1,119,973 shares in Kreate, representing 12.5 percent of all shares in Kreate and 12.6 percent of the votes conferred by the shares.
Antti Heinola, CFO, Kreate Group Plc, tel. +358 40 352 1033
Information about Kreate
Kreate Group is one of the leading infrastructure construction companies in Finland. The company offers solutions for bridges, roads and railways, environmental and ground engineering, circular economy and geotechnical needs. As a specialist in demanding projects, Kreate focuses on comprehensive quality and cost-effectiveness. The group’s revenue was approximately EUR 220 million in 2019 and the company has over 400 employees.
Neither this release nor the information contained herein is for publication, distribution or release, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa or Singapore or any other jurisdiction in which publication or distribution would be unlawful. The information contained herein does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States, nor may the securities be offered or sold in the United States. Kreate Group Oy (the “Company“) does not intend to register any portion of the offering in the United States under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act“) or to offer securities to the public in the United States.
The issue, exercise and/or sale of securities are subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. The Company or the Managers assume no responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions.
The information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or subscribe, nor shall there be any sale of the securities referred to herein in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Investors must neither accept any offer for, nor acquire, any securities to which this document refers, unless they do so on the basis of the information contained in the applicable prospectus published or offering circular distributed by the Company
The Company has not authorised any offer to the public of securities in the United Kingdom or in any Member State of the European Economic Area other than Finland. With respect to the United Kingdom and each Member State of the European Economic Area other than Finland and which applies the Prospectus Regulation (each, a “Relevant Member State“), no action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an offer to the public of securities requiring publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a result, the securities may only be offered in Relevant Member States (a) to any legal entity, which fulfils the requirements of a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Regulation; or (b) in any other circumstances falling within Article 1(4) of the Prospectus Regulation. For the purposes of this paragraph, the expression an “offer of securities to the public” means a communication to persons in any form and by any means, presenting sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the securities to be offered, so as to enable an investor to decide to purchase or subscribe for those securities. The expression “Prospectus Regulation” means Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as amended.
This communication is directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order“) and (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons“). Any investment activity to which this communication relates will only be available to and will only be engaged with, Relevant Persons. Any person who is not a Relevant Person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.
Full terms, conditions and instructions for the initial public offering are included in the prospectus that has been prepared by the Company in connection with the initial public offering and published on the website of the Company at www.kreate.fi/en/IPO.
Investors are advised to read the prospectus before making an investment decision to fully understand the risks and rewards associated with the investment. The approval by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority of the prospectus shall not be considered as an endorsement of the securities offered.
The Managers are acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the initial public offering. The Managers will not regard any other person as their respective client in relation to the initial public offering. The Managers will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients nor for giving advice in relation to the initial public offering or any transaction or arrangement referred to herein.
Certain statements in this release are “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, assumptions, projections, objectives, targets, goals, strategies, future events, future revenues or performance, capital expenditures, financing needs, plans or intentions relating to acquisitions, the Company’s competitive strengths and weaknesses, plans or goals relating to financial position, future operations and development, its business strategy and the anticipated trends in the industry and the political and legal environment in which it operates and other information that is not historical information. In some instances, they can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms “believes,” “intends,” “may,” “will” or “should” or, in each case, their negative or variations on comparable terminology.
Forward-looking statements in this release are based on assumptions. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks, uncertainties and assumptions, both general and specific, and the risk exists that the predictions, forecasts, projections, plans and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved. Given these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as at the date of this release. Save as required by law, the Company does not intend to, and does not assume any obligation to, update or correct any forward-looking statement contained in this release.