11 February 2021
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Veralda Investment Ltd ("Veralda") has today, 11 February 2021, sold 675,000 shares in Kambi Group Plc ("Kambi" or the "Company"), corresponding to 2.2% of the shares in the Company, through an accelerated book-building process in an offering to Swedish and international institutional investors at a price of SEK 462 per share, resulting in gross proceeds of approximately SEK 312 million (the "Placement").
Following the Placement, Veralda owns 5,428,564 shares in Kambi, corresponding to 17.5% of the ordinary share capital. These remaining ordinary shares held by Veralda will be subject to a customary lock-up from the date of this announcement until the date which is 90 days after settlement of the Placement, save for customary exceptions as well as pledges for financing transactions and waiver by ABG Sundal Collier.
Anders Ström, Chairman Veralda Investment Ltd:
"I am much pleased to see the overwhelming interest from both current and new shareholders wanting to invest in Kambi's growth story. Kambi has developed into a leading premium sports betting technology company, with significant opportunities in new and existing markets.
By divesting a small part of Veralda's shares in Kambi, we have for our part effected an elemental reallocation within our overall portfolio of investments. Veralda remains committed as a long-term major shareholder and intends to continue to support Kambi through our representation in the Board of Directors."
ABG Sundal Collier acted as sole global coordinator and bookrunner in connection with the Placement. Baker McKenzie acted as legal advisor in connection with the Placement.
For more information, please contact:
Thomas Gür, advisor to Veralda Investment Ltd and Anders Ström
+46 70 797 64 51
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In the United Kingdom, this document and any other materials in relation to the securities described herein is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, "qualified investors" (within the meaning of the United Kingdom version of the EU Prospectus Regulation (2017/1129/ EU) (the "Prospectus Regulation") which is part of United Kingdom law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) who are (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order"); (ii) high net worth entities etc. falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order; or (iii) such other persons to whom such investment or investment activity may lawfully be made available under the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). In the United Kingdom, any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this press release and should not act or rely on it.
This announcement does not identify or suggest, or purport to identify or suggest, the risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with an investment in the offer shares. Any investment decision in connection with the Placement must be made on the basis of all publicly available information relating to the Company and the Company's shares. Such information has not been independently verified by ABG Sundal Collier. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy or completeness.
This announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning any investor's option with respect to the Placement. Each investor or prospective investor should conduct his, her or its own investigation, analysis and evaluation of the business and data described in this announcement and publicly available information. The price and value of securities can go down as well as up. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
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Information to distributors
Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended ("MiFID II"); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the "MiFID II Product Governance Requirements"), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any "manufacturer" (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the shares in the Company have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the "EU Target Market Assessment"). Solely for the purposes of each manufacturer's product approval process in the United Kingdom, the target market assessment in respect of the shares in the Company has led to the conclusion that: (i) the target market for such shares is only eligible counterparties, as defined in the FCA Handbook Conduct of Business Sourcebook, and professional clients, as defined in Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("UK MiFIR"); and (ii) all channels for distribution of such shares to eligible counterparties and professional clients are appropriate (the "UK Target Market Assessment" and, together with the EU Target Market Assessment, the "Target Market Assessment"). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, distributors should note that: the price of the shares in the Company may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in the Company offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in the Company is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Placement. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, ABG Sundal Collier will only procure investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II or UK MiFIR; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the shares in the Company.
Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in the Company and determining appropriate distribution channels.