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Detection Technology Plc’s share issue and share sale concluded successfully

Detection Technology Plc’s share issue and share sale concluded successfully



Detection Technology Plc’s share issue and share sale concluded successfully

The Board of Directors of Detection Technology (“Detection Technology” or the “Company”) and the selling shareholders have decided on 13 March 2015 that the offering will be executed in full. The offering was oversubscribed. The final subscription price of the shares has been set at EUR 5.20 in both the institutional offering and the public offering and EUR 4.68 in the personnel offering. Detection Technology will receive proceeds from issuing 3,450,000 issue shares of approximately EUR 17.9 million, before taking into account offering related charges, fees and estimated costs to be paid by the Company.

The offering in brief

  • The Board of Directors of Detection Technology and the selling shareholders decided on 13 March 2015 on the completion of the offering, the number of the offer shares, and the final subscription price for the offer shares.
  • The final subscription price of the shares is EUR 5.20 in both the institutional offering and the public offering and EUR 4.68 in the personnel offering.
  • The offering was oversubscribed. Investors in the public offering are allocated 396,054 shares in the Company, investors in the personnel offering 59,333 shares in the Company and investors in the institutional offering are allocated 6,959,603 shares in the Company, assuming that the over-allotment option is exercised in full.  
  • As a result of the offering, the Company has over 500 shareholders and the number of shares in the Company increases to 12,950,975 shares.
  • Following the Offering, Oy G.W.Sohlberg Ab is the largest shareholder with 5,028,530 shares, corresponding to 39 percent of all shares and votes
  • Detection Technology receives proceeds of approximately EUR 17.9 million from the issue of the issue shares, and the selling shareholders receive proceeds of approximately EUR 17.9 million from the sale of the sale shares before fees and expenses to be paid in the Offering.
  • The shares subscribed for in the offering are expected to be registered with the Trade Register maintained by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office on or about 13 March 2015 and trading in the Company’s shares will commence on 16 March 2015 under the share trading code DETEC.
  • Participants in the retail offering will be sent a confirmation of accepted subscriptions on or about 16 March, 2015. Any excess payments made in connection with the purchase commitments will be returned to investors on or about 19 March, 2015.  If the investor’s bank account is in another financial institution than the subscription place, the refund will be paid to a Finnish bank account in accordance with the payment schedule of the financial institutions, approximately no more than two (2) banking days later.
  • The lead manager has entered into a share lending agreement with Oy G.W.Sohlberg Ab related to the over-allotment option and stabilization of the offering. In connection with the offering, the lead manager may, within 30 days of the commencement of the trading of the shares on the NASDAQ OMX First North Finland -marketplace, engage in measures which stabilize, maintain or otherwise affect the price of the Shares. Any stabilization measures will be conducted in accordance with the European Commission Regulation (EC) No 2273/2003 implementing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards exemptions for buyback programs and stabilization of financial instruments.

Hannu Martola, President and CEO of Detection Technology Plc
“We are pleased and proud of the strong interest investors have shown towards Detection Technology and we want to thank everyone who participated in our IPO.  Our new shareholders will enable an even faster implementation of our growth strategy. We will strengthen the technology base, invest in production capacity and continue to pursue our international expansion. We look forward to developing Detection Technology as a listed company together with our existing and new shareholders.”

Andreas Tallberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Detection Technology Plc and President and CEO of main shareholder Oy G.W. Sohlberg Ab

“The IPO of Detection Technology was successful. The recent developments in capital markets have led investors to be cautious and to choose their investment targets even more carefully. Under these circumstances, we can be nothing else than very pleased with the response we received from the markets. Through the listing, we will continue the determined development of Detection Technology together with existing and new shareholders.”

Nordea Bank Finland Plc acted as the lead manager in the offering and serves also as the Company’s certified advisor under First North rules. Attorneys at Law Borenius Ltd acted as the legal advisor to the Company in the Offering while White & Case LLP acted as the legal advisor to the lead manager.

Board of Directors

Further information:
Detection Technology Plc.

Hannu Martola, President and CEO Andreas Tallberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors
+358 500 449475 +358 40 7002252
hannu.martola@nulldeetee.com andreas.tallberg@nullgws.fi

Detection Technology in brief
Detection Technology develops, produces, markets and sells components and systems for X-ray imaging solutions for medical, security and industrial applications. The Company operates from Espoo, Oulu, Beijing, Hong Kong and Boston. In 2014, Detection Technology’s net sales totalled EUR 33 million and the comparable operating profit margin was 12% (the reported operating profit margin being 9%).

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