Exercise of the over-allotment option in the IPO of Thunderful Group
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Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) and ABG Sundal Collier AB (jointly the "Joint Global Coordinators") have today notified Thunderful Group AB ("Thunderful Group” or the "Company") and Bergsala Holding AB that the over-allotment option has been exercised in full and that the stabilisation period has ended.
In connection with the initial public offering of Thunderful Group and the listing of the Company’s shares on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market (“First North Premier”) on 7 December 2020 (the “Offering”), Bergsala Holding AB granted the Joint Global Coordinators an option to purchase an additional of up to 3,917,115 existing shares in Thunderful Group to cover any over-allotment in connection with the Offering (the “Over-Allotment Option”). The Over-Allotment Option was exercisable in whole or in part within 30 days after the date on which the Thunderful Group shares commenced trading on First North Premier. The Over-Allotment Option has been exercised in full.
No price stabilisation activities have been carried out since the Offering, and due to the Company’s share price performance Carnegie has, as stabilising manager on behalf of the Joint Global Coordinators, decided to end the stabilisation period.
This information is such information as Thunderful Group 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 08:00 CET on 16 December 2020.
This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities issued by Thunderful Group in any jurisdiction where such offer or sale would be unlawful.
Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into the United States, Australia, Japan, Canada or any other jurisdiction in which such distribution would be unlawful or would require registration or other measures. The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and accordingly may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with applicable U.S. state securities laws. Thunderful Group does not intend to register any offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.
The Offering referred to in this announcement has only been made by means of the prospectus prepared by the Company and published on 25 November 2020. The prospectus has been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and an English version of the prospectus has subsequently been passported to Denmark, Finland and Norway. The prospectus is available on Thunderful Group’s website, www.thunderfulgroup.com. This announcement is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State, the “Prospectus Regulation”). The approval by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority of the prospectus should not be understood as an endorsement of the securities that are the subject of such prospectus.
In any EEA Member State other than Sweden (each, a “Relevant Member State” (including, for the avoidance of doubt, the United Kingdom during the Brexit transition period)), this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Relevant Member State within the meaning of article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation, that is, only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such Relevant Member State.
This communication is only being distributed to and is only directed at (a) persons who are located outside the United Kingdom, or (b) persons who are located in the United Kingdom that either (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the “Order”), or (ii) are high net worth entities or other persons to whom this announcement may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons”). This communication must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons. Persons distributing this communication must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so.
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”, “intends”, “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 Thunderful Group 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 release 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.
INFORMATION TO DISTRIBUTORS
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) national 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 offered shares have been subject to a product approval process, who have established that these shares are: (i) suitable for a target marked consisting of non-professional investors and investors who fulfil the criteria for professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II, and (ii) suitable for distribution through all distribution channels that has been approved in MiFID II (“Target Market Assessment”).
Irrespective of the Target Market Assessment, distributors should note that: the price of the securities in Thunderful Group may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the Thunderful Group’s securities offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in Thunderful Group’s securities 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 any offering.
The target market assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the securities of Thunderful Group.
Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the securities of Thunderful Group and determining appropriate distribution channels.
For more information, please contact:
Brjann Sigurgeirsson, CEO, Thunderful Group
Tel: +46 708 16 16 32
About Thunderful Group
Thunderful Group is primarily a Nordic group of companies active in development and publishing of games and distribution of, i.e., Nintendo products, games, game accessories and toys. Thunderful Group's overall goal is to provide creative entertainment products of the highest quality for people of all ages. With headquarters in Gothenburg and additional offices in Sunderland, Karlshamn, Kungsbacka, Aarhus, Skövde, Helsinki, Helsingborg, Copenhagen, Larvik, Hohenwestedt and Hong Kong, Thunderful Group develops, publishes and distributes high-quality entertainment products with a focus on games based on owned and licensed IPs.