ASMALLWORLD AG (SWX: ASWN) launches share placement of up to 813'715 new shares via accelerated book-building at CHF 11.50 per share
Zurich, 29.05.2018 - ASMALLWORLD AG today announced the start of an accelerated book-building for the placement of up to 813'715 newly registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 1.00 per share. This placement will increase the share capital of ASMALLWORLD AG by a maximum of 9.99%. The net proceeds of the capital increase will be used to finance investment or acquisition projects.
The transaction, which is aimed exclusively at institutional investors, takes place in the form of an undocumented private placement, excluding the subscription rights of existing shareholders. The new shares will be created from the existing authorized capital of the company and will be offered exclusively to institutional investors in Switzerland and to qualified investors outside Switzerland and the US. The book-building starts immediately at a placement price of CHF 11.50. The number of new shares will be announced upon completion of the book-building, expected on May 30, 2018.
The newly created shares are expected to be listed on June 1, 2018 and admitted to trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The delivery of the new shares against payment of the placement price is expected to take place on June 4, 2018. The newly created shares will be treated equal to the existing shares, including full dividend entitlement for the financial year 2018.
The proceeds are used to finance investment or acquisition projects.
Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG acts as sole bookrunner in the context of the placement.
This press release and further information can be found at www.asmallworldag.com.
Jan Luescher, CEO
ASMALLWORLD - share the good life
ASMALLWORLD, the leading international lifestyle community, is a private social network that connects people with shared passion for the good life.
Each year, ASMALLWORLD organises more than 1000 events around the world, where members can expand their private and professional networks. The ASMALLWORLD website and mobile apps offer members the opportunity to engage in discussions, obtain travel advice from the Travel Guides or other members, or meet fellow members whilst travelling the world. Members also enjoy exclusive privileges from international partners such as status upgrades, discounts and additional services.
Besides the global ASMALLWORLD community, Zurich-based ASMALLWORLD AG operates ASW Travel AG, which provides bespoke travel arrangements for its customers, as well as The World's Finest Clubs AG, which offers its members access to the most exclusive nightlife venues around the world.
More at www.asw.com and www.asmallworldag.com
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