Arise purchases bonds
Arise today announces that it has repurchased bonds with a remaining nominal value of SEK 51,900,000. The repurchase of bonds relates to the company’s secured bonds with a remaining nominal amount outstanding of SEK 951,500,000, incl. the volume now repurchased by Arise. The bonds have a floating rate corresponding to STIBOR 3m plus 3 percent and are due in April 2019 (ISIN: SE0005906849). The purchase price corresponds to 96 percent of the remaining outstanding nominal value of the bonds, i.e. approx. SEK 49,800,000.
The purpose of the repurchase is to decrease gross debt and improve Arise’s net financials. The repurchase has been made possible by the company’s strong cash position. Following the purchase, Arise’s holding in the above mentioned bonds amounts to a remaining nominal amount of SEK 51,900,000.
Halmstad 29 November, 2017
ARISE AB (publ)
For further information, please contact
Daniel Johansson, CEO Arise AB, +46 702 244 133
Linus Hägg, CFO Arise AB, +46 702 448 916
This information is information that Arise AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU MarketAbuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08.55 CET on 29 November, 2017.
Catella acquires shares from holders including Catella Group executives to secure continued control over IPM
In order to secure continued control over IPM Informed Portfolio Management AB (“IPM AB”), Catella has agreed with a number of shareholders in the parent company, IPM Informed Portfolio Management B.V. (“IPM B.V.”), to acquire shares in IPM B.V. The consideration paid will depend upon certain conditions and is expected to amount to SEK 160–212 million. The conditions of the agreement include approval by the general meeting of shareholders in Catella AB (publ), as well as regulatory approval.
IPM AB has been consolidated in the Catella Group since 2014 through direct and indirect ownership (via IPM B.V.) of 50.7 percent of equity combined with a shareholder agreement with a number of significant minority shareholders. In order to secure control after the shareholder agreement expires, Catella has agreed with a number of existing shareholders, who are in senior management positions with IPM AB and thus also executives within the Catella Group (“the Executives”), to acquire shares in IPM B.V. to secure continued control over IPM AB. The acquisition is structured as a bid to certain shareholders in IPM B.V. and the Executives have committed to selling shares to Catella to such an extent that Catella will obtain a controlling position in IPM B.V. through the bid (“the Guarantee”). Catella will acquire between 10.0 percent and 13.3 percent of the shares in IPM B.V. through the bid, and the deal is based on an enterprise value for IPM AB of approximately SEK 2 billion. After the transaction, Catella will own, directly and indirectly, between 58.3 and 60.7 percent of equity in IPM AB. The consideration paid will depend on factors including IPM AB’s financial performance for 2017 and the level of support for the bid, and is expected to amount to SEK 160–212 million.
Under the agreement with the Executives, Catella has, in exchange for the Guarantee, given the Executives the option to sell their remaining holdings in IPM to Catella on certain conditions in five years (“the Option”). The Executives also wish to remain significant shareholders in IPM after the bid and Catella has therefore extended an offer to repurchase shares in the subsidiary IPM AB if the Executives are required to fulfil their guarantee commitment (“the Repurchase”).
The bid, the Option and the Repurchase are conditional, in part upon approval by the general meeting of shareholders in Catella AB (publ). The bid and the Option involve the acquisition of shares from senior management of IPM AB. IPM is a subsidiary of Catella and, according to generally accepted practices in the Swedish stock market, the acquisition thus requires approval by a simple majority of the general meeting of shareholders in Catella AB (publ). The Repurchase requires the support of at least nine-tenths of the votes cast and the shares represented at the general meeting according to the “Leo rules”. Shareholders in Catella representing a total of 49.8 percent of the shares and 49.1 percent of voting power in Catella have committed to voting in favour of the bid, the Option and the Repurchase. Under the agreement with the Executives, the bid and the Option will be executed even if the Repurchase is not approved. The Board of Directors of Catella will convene an extraordinary general meeting during the first quarter of 2018 to consider the resolutions necessary to execute the transaction.
In addition, the transaction is conditional upon approval by the financial supervisory authority in Luxembourg, Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). As soon as all conditions are met, Catella will own the shares in IPM B.V. Until then, Catella will have the right to vote for more than 50 percent of the shares in IPM B.V. by proxy issued by the Executives.
During Catella’s tenure as its largest shareholder, IPM AB has operated its business independently under its own brand and has successfully expanded the business and attracted substantial international capital while building a robust administration and control organisation in order to meet comprehensive regulatory requirements. Going forward, Catella intends to actively facilitate sustained strong development in the same spirit, and to leverage its ownership to promote financial and operational stability and continuity in the business.
About IPM AB
IPM AB is a systematic investment manager known mainly for its very successful and award-winning macro hedge strategy. The strategy has, along with systematic equity management, attracted more than SEK 70 billion in assets under management from institutional clients in the United States, Europe and Asia.
IPM AB was founded in 1998 with the purpose of delivering robust investment strategies with a systematic investment process to institutional investors. Today, IPM is primarily recognised for its systematic macro strategy, as well as its systematic equity strategy, which is built on similar investment principles.
IPM AB’s investment strategies are based on economic theory and rely on the belief that market prices fluctuate around the true fundamental value of financial assets. IPM AB designs methods to model these movements in order to generate high risk-adjusted return, with low correlation to other asset classes. The investment process is entirely systematic and well-diversified in terms of strategies, asset classes and individual instruments. Effective risk management is utterly central to modelling and management alike.
For more information, please contact:
CEO and President
+46 8 463 33 10
Head of Equity, Hedge and Fixed Income Funds
+46 70 31 44 035
This information is information that Catella AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 09:00 CET on 27 November 2017.
About Catella: Catella is a leading specialist in property investments and advisory, fund management and banking, with operations in 13 European countries. The group has sales of approximately EUR 200 million and manages assets of approximately EUR 17 billion. Catella is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in the Mid Cap segment. Read more at catella.com
Oktober månads produktion 69,8 GWh
Bättre vindar än normalt under oktober månad resulterade i en elproduktion om 69,8 GWh, jämfört med månadens budget om 57,7 GWh.
Månadens produktion fördelade sig på 40,8 GWh egen produktion och 29,0 GWh samägd produktion, jämfört med månadens budget om 32,6 GWh respektive 25,1 GWh.
Halmstad den 7 november 2017
ARISE AB (publ)
För ytterligare information, vänligen kontakta
Daniel Johansson, VD Arise AB, +46 702 244 133
Denna information är sådan information som Arise AB är skyldigt att offentliggöra enligt EU:s marknadsmissbruksförordning.
Catella AB’s comments on Nasdaq Stockholm’s trading halt for the company’s class A-shares
Nasdaq Stockholm has decided to halt trading in Catella AB’s class A-shares until further notice. In consequence, Catella hereby confirms that the company has no unpublished information that could explain the recent price increase in the company’s class A-share.
For further information please contact: Press contact:
Knut Pedersen Johan Hähnel
President and CEO Head of Branding and Positioning
+46 8 463 33 10 +46 70 605 63 34
Catella is a leading specialist in property investments, fund management and banking, with operations in 13 European countries. The group has sales of approximately SEK 2 billion and manages assets of approximately SEK 150 billion. Catella is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in the Mid Cap segment.
Read more at catella.com.
Catella AB (publ) publishes bond prospectus and applies for listing of its bonds on Nasdaq Stockholm
Catella AB (publ) (”Catella”) issued on 15 June 2017 a senior unsecured bond loan of SEK 500,000,000 within a total framework amount of SEK 750,000,000 on the Swedish bond market. The bonds carry a floating rate interest of STIBOR 3m + 4.00 percentage points per annum and matures 15 June 2022.
Catella has applied for listing of the bonds on the corporate bond list at Nasdaq Stockholm. The bonds will be admitted to trading on or about 8 August 2017.
In connection with this Catella has prepared a prospectus. The prospectus has been approved by, and registered with, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority in accordance with the Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The Prospectus will be available on the Financial Supervisory Authority’s website (www.fi.se) and on Catella’s website (www.catella.com).
For further information please contact:
Knut Pedersen Marcus Holmstrand
President and CEO CFO
+46 8-463 33 10 +46 8-463 33 10
This information is information that Catella AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (596/2014/EU). The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 11:20 CET on 27 July 2017.
Catella is a leading specialist in property advisory services, property investments, fund management and banking, with operations in 12 European countries. The group has sales of approximately SEK 2 billion and manages assets of approximately SEK 150 billion. Catella is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in the Mid Cap segment. Read more at catella.com.