SignUp Software AB (publ) (“SignUp” or the “Company”), a fast-growing and profitable software company that offers a comprehensive solution, ExFlow, for accounts payable automation built into Microsoft’s Dynamics ERP, today announces the outcome of the offering to acquire shares in SignUp in connection with the listing of the Company's shares on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. The Offering consisted only of newly issued shares in the Company (the "Offering"). The interest in the Offering has been great, both among Swedish and international institutional investors and among the general public in Sweden and the Offering was heavily oversubscribed. Trading in the Company’s shares on Nasdaq First North Growth Market commences today 24 November 2021. Pareto Securities AB (“Pareto”) is the Sole Global Coordinator and Sole Bookrunner in connection with the Offering.
The Offering in brief:
Olof Hedin, CEO, comments:
"We are very proud of the great interest shown in SignUp throughout the listing process. SignUp started automating financial processes with the product ExFlow 20 years ago. Today we have 1,100 customers and 90 partners around the world, which give us a stable foundation for continued expansion. In recent years, demand has accelerated for solutions that help companies and organizations work more decentralized, faster, more securely and with better control and traceability. This is exactly what SignUp can deliver through a SaaS (Software as a Service) service built into Microsoft's Dynamics ERP. I look forward to continuing to develop both our product range and the organization to the next level and the IPO is an important step for the Company's continued development.”
SignUp is a fast-growing software company that offers a comprehensive solution, ExFlow, for accounts payable automation built into Microsoft's Dynamics ERP. The Company has established itself as a global player with a number of large companies as customers and several partnerships through, among others, TietoEvry, CGI and Columbus. SignUp was founded in 1999 and is a global company with 90 full-time employees, headquartered in Solna with additional offices in Denmark, Australia, the Netherlands and the USA. During January – September 2021, the Company's net sales amounted to approximately SEK 134 million, which corresponds to an organic net sales growth of 23.6 percent with an EBITA margin of approximately 19.7 percent and annual recurring revenue ("ARR") per 30 September 2021 of SEK 174 million.
SignUp has set the following medium term financial goals:
The bell ringing ceremony is broadcasted live on the Company’s website starting at 08:45 CET today Wednesday 24 November 2021.
Pareto acted as Sole Global Coordinator and Sole Bookrunner, Setterwalls Advokatbyrå is the legal advisor to the Company and Baker McKenzie is the legal advisor to Pareto in connection with the Offering. FNCA Sverige AB is the Company's Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North Growth Market and can be contacted at email@example.com or +46 8 528 00 399. Avanza is the exclusive retail distributor in connection with the Offering.
For further information, please contact:
Olof Hedin, CEO, SignUp
Telephone (SWE): +46 730 21 15 07
E- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carina Bjerlöv, CFO, SignUp
Telephone (SWE): +46 763 14 08 60
The information was submitted for publication, through the contact persons listed above, 08:00 CET on 24 November 2021.
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Information to distributors
In order to meet the product governance requirements in: (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"), as well as to disclaim itself from 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 offered shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that these shares are: (i) appropriate for 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) appropriate for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the "EU Target Market Assessment"). In order to fulfil 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 investors, as defined in Regulation (EU) 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" 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 SignUp may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in SignUp offer no guaranteed income or capital protection; and that an investment in the shares in SignUp is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, and 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 Offering. Furthermore, it should be noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, the Sole Global Coordinator and the Sole Bookrunner will only procure investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties.
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Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in SignUp and determining appropriate distribution channels.
 SignForm International BV is ultimately owned by Henrik Garvner (49.0%) and Göran Garvner (51.0%).
 NSU Invest AB is ultimately half each owned by André Åkerlund and Hans Fajerson through indirect ownership via several wholly owned companies.
 The term "medium term" used by the Company refers to a period of 3-5 years.