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On June 8, 2021, Fragbite Group AB (publ) ("Fragbite" or "the Company") announced the intention to carry out a directed new issue corresponding to approximately 6.3 million shares (the "New Share Issue") at a subscription price of SEK 4. As the New Share Issue is heavily oversubscribed, the Company's board of directors has decided to terminate the subscription period prematurely. A total of 6,250,000 shares will be subscribed for and the Company will thus receive SEK 25.0 million before transaction costs, which are estimated to amount to SEK 1.3 million. The New Share Issue was directed to a limited number of qualified investors.
The proceeds from the New Share Issue will further strengthen Fragbite’s financial position and thereby create opportunities in conjunction with ongoing acquisition discussions.
The main reasons for deviating from the shareholders’ preferential rights are to continue to diversify the ownership base while carrying out the capital raising in a time-efficient manner.
After the New Share Issue the Company will have 76,610,303 shares outstanding.
Skills Corporate Finance Nordic AB är finansiell rådgivare och Advokatfirman Lindahl KB är legal rådgivare till Fragbite i samband med Nyemissionen.
Skills Corporate Finance Nordic AB is the financial advisor, and the law firm Lindahl KB is the legal advisor to Fragbite in connection to the New Share Issue.
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Fragbite Group is a digital gaming entertainment group with subsidiaries active in the mobile games and e-sports industry. The group consists of companies with people who all share the same passion for gaming. The Group is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and has physical representation in Alexandria, Egypt and in Montpellier and Nancy, France. The group has two internal game development studios and employs approx. 50 employees. The subsidiaries Funrock Development AB and P Studios AB develop, publish, distribute and market mobile games for the global gaming market. Fragbite AB is one of the Nordic region's leading E-sports media companies that organizes and broadcasts e-sports tournaments live. Playdigious SAS is a publisher that adapts games for mobile devices and develops indie games.
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Solely 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) local 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 shares in Fragbite have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the “Target Market Assessment”). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, distributors should note that: the price of the shares in Fragbite may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in Fragbite offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in Fragbite 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 the New share issue. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Managers will only procure investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties.
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