The Board of Directors of ÅAC Microtec Group AB ("AAC" or the "Company") has, subject to approval by a general meeting with the shareholders, and as indicated in the press release published on 21st December 2017, resolved to issue 6 535 948 new shares at the price of SEK 7,65 per share. The price was established through a so called "accelerated book-building" procedure led by G&W Capital ("G&W"). The new share issue was directed to a limited number of Swedish professional investors.
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The reasons for the deviation from the shareholders' preferential rights was mainly to bring new shareholders into the Company and at the same time strengthen the Company's financial position.
The proceeds from the directed new issue are intended to finance accelerated expansion, nearby acquisition opportunities and development of AAC, its market and its products.
The directed new issue will result in gross proceeds to the Company of MSEK 50 (before transaction related costs). It is the board of directors' opinion that the transaction promotes AAC's possibilities to create further value for all shareholders. None of the investors are part of the board or management of the Company or otherwise closely related to the Company.
The subscription price of SEK 7,65 for the new shares implies a discount of 8,9 percent based on the volume weighted average price of AAC's shares on Nasdaq First North during the ten (10) trading days up to and including the date of the signing of the share purchase agreement (i.e. the day of this announcement). The subscription price for the share is based on the accelerated book-building procedure led by G&W on 21st December 2017 and AAC has thereby ensured that the subscription price corresponds to fair market standards.
The new shares will be admitted to trading on Nasdaq First North following approval by the general meeting of the shareholders, payment and registration.
The Company today has a share capital of SEK 1,268,394 divided between a total number of 31,709,850 shares. The new share issue will entail a dilution for the current shareholders of approximately 17 per cent calculated by dividing the number of new shares and votes with the total number of shares and votes in the Company after registration of the new shares.
G&W acts as Sole Lead Manager and Bookrunner in connection with the directed new issue. Setterwalls Advokatbyrå acts as legal adviser to AAC.
21st December 2017
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Rolf Hallencreutz, Chairman of AAC Microtec AB
The information in this press release is such that ÅAC Microtec AB (publ) shall announce publicly according to the EU Regulation No 596/2014 on market abuse (MAR). The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 22:00 CET on 21st December 2017.
AAC provides high value space solutions and systems for commercial, governmental and educational customers on the global market through its direct sales and marketing with representation in Europe and the USA as well as a partner network in Japan and South Korea.
The company has a rare ability to produce advanced satellite platforms, sub-systems and components with robust electronics at a competitive price. AAC has a strong competitive advantage in that it operates with ITAR-free products in the high-end segment of the small satellite market. The products are flight-proven and has strong heritage.
Today, AAC supplies a wide range of end-users with state-of-the-art microelectronics systems plus technology services and support. Customers include the European Space Agency (ESA), NASA, the US Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL), JAXA, the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) and Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), as well as leading industrial groups now using our aerospace compliant devices in innovative products and applications.
AAC is a publicly listed company on Nasdaq First North in Sweden. Major owners include Swedish Government-backed VC-firm Fouriertransform, RP Ventures, and other institutional investors.
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This announcement is not and does not form a part of any offer for sale of securities. Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, South Africa or New Zealand or any other jurisdiction in which such distribution would be unlawful or would require registration or other measures.
This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute a prospectus or any offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security in the United States or any other jurisdiction. Any securities that may be issued in connection with the transactions referred to in this announcement will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and accordingly will not be offered or sold in the United States.
This announcement is not a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State, the "Prospectus Directive").
Matters discussed in this announcement may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "will," "may," "continue," "should" and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although ÅAC Microtec AB believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this announcement by such forward-looking statements. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as at its date, and are subject to change without notice.
ÅAC Microtec AB ÅAC Microtec AB:s (publ) ("ÅAC" eller "Bolaget") nyemission med företrädesrätt för aktieägarna ("Företrädesemissionen") har avslutats. Intresset var stort och sammanlagt tecknades Företrädesemissionen till 139 procent. Bolaget tillförs därmed 82,5 MSEK före emissionskostnader.
ÅAC Microtec AB's (publ) ("ÅAC" or "the Company") rights issue with preferential rights for the shareholders ("the Rights Issue") has been completed. The interest was high, and the total subscription amounted to 139 percent. Consequently, ÅAC will receive proceeds of SEK 82.5 million before issue costs.
ÅAC Microtec har utsett MID Co Ltd som ny distributör på den sydkoreanska marknaden. MID Co. Ltd bildades 2018 av ett sydkoreanskt team som har lång erfarenhet inom rymdindustrin. Distributionsavtalet omfattar alla AAC Clyde Space produkter och syftar till att tillgodose behoven av delsystem och plattformar till den växande sydkoreanska kubsatellit- och småsatellitmarknaden.
ÅAC Microtec has appointed MID Co. Ltd as their new distributor in the South Korean Market. MID Co. Ltd was formed in 2018 by a South Korean team that has a long experience of operating in the Space Industry. The distribution agreement covers all products across the group and aims to address the needs of the South Korean market which is a growing market for CubeSat and SmallSat platforms and sub-systems.
ÅAC Microtec ABs dotterbolag, Clyde Space, har levererat sin första 6U kubsatellit, NSLSat-1, för uppskjutning. Denna banbrytande kommunikationssatellit är en del av "space-as-a-service"-kontraktet med NSLComm där AAC Clyde Space designar, tillverkar, skjuter upp och driftar satelliten för NSLComms vägnar. Syftet med missionen är att revolutionera kommunikationsnätverket i rymden med ett innovativt, högpresterande, utfällningsbart antenn- och reflektorsystem. Satelliten är avsedd att vara den första i en framtida konstellation av cirka 80 satelliter.
ÅAC Microtec AB's subsidiary, Clyde Space, has delivered its first 6U CubeSat, NSLSat-1, to the launch provider. This groundbreaking communications satellite is part of a space-as-a-service contract under which AAC Clyde Space designs, manufactures, launches, and operates the satellite on behalf of NSLComm. The mission is set to revolutionize the space communications network with the introduction of an innovative, high-performance, deployable antenna & sub-reflector system. The satellite is intended to be the first in a future constellation of about 80 satellites.
ÅAC Mictrotec medverkar i den första skotsk-irländska förbindelsen i rymden genom att Clyde Space, Skottlands största rymdbolag och dotterbolag till ÅAC Microtec AB, ingår avtal med University College Dublin. Avtalet, som har ett mindre värde, innebär att Clyde Space tillhandahåller delsystemen till plattformen för Irlands första satellit, EIRSAT-1, som är en 2Us kubsatellit. EIRSAT-1 är ett samarbetsprojekt som utvecklats av studenter och anställda på universitetet och kommer att innehålla ny irländsk teknik. EIRSAT-1 är planerad att skjutas upp 2020.
We are delighted to announce the first Celtic connection in space as Clyde Space, Scotland's largest space company and subsidiary of ÅAC Microtec AB, signs a contract with University College Dublin (UCD). The contract is of minor value but will see Clyde Space supply CubeSat platform equipment for Ireland's first satellite, EIRSAT-1, which is a 2U CubeSat. EIRSAT-1 is a collaborative project developed by students and staff of UCD and will incorporate novel Irish technology. EIRSAT-1 is planned to launch in 2020.
Det prospekt som ÅAC Microtec AB (publ) ("ÅAC" eller "Bolaget") har upprättat med anledning av den förestående nyemissionen av aktier med företrädesrätt för ÅAC:s aktieägare om cirka 82,5 MSEK ("Företrädesemissionen") har idag godkänts och registrerats av Finansinspektionen. Med anledning av Företrädesemissionen bjuder ÅAC in till investerarträffar torsdagen den 23 maj och tisdagen den 28 maj 2019.
The prospectus that ÅAC Microtec AB (publ) ("ÅAC" or "the Company") has prepared in connection with the new share issue of approximately SEK 82.5 million with preferential rights for ÅAC's shareholders (the "Rights Issue") has today been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority ("Finansinspektionen"). On account of the Rights Issue, ÅAC invites to investor meetings on Thursday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
ÅAC Microtec AB har valts att leverera ombordteknik som möjliggör multipla nyttolaster på mikrosatelliter utvecklade av amerikanska Loft Orbital Solutions Inc. Ordern som har ett värde om ca 4,7 MSEK (490 kUSD), planeras att levereras under andra halvåret 2019.
ÅAC Microtec AB has been selected to supply electronics for an onboard technology to enable Payload Rideshares on micro satellites developed by Loft Orbital Solutions Inc. The order with a value of approx. 4.7 MSEK (490 kUSD) is planned to be delivered in the second half of 2019.
ÅAC Microtec ABs amerikanska partner York Space Systems rapporteras framgångsrikt ha tagit sin första satellit, en S-CLASS satellit, i drift efter uppskjutningen till omloppsbana den 5 maj. ÅACs Sirius-produkter, inkluderande omborddator och massminne, samt kraftsystem fungerar planenligt.
ÅAC Microtec AB's partner U.S. York Space Systens is successfully operating its first satellite in orbit, the S-CLASS satellite after its launch on 5 May 2019. ÅAC's Sirius range, including onboard computer and mass memory, and power system are working according to plan.