DGAP-News: APONTIS PHARMA AG
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Monheim am Rhein, 06 May 2021. APONTIS PHARMA AG ("APONTIS PHARMA" or "Company") a leading pharmaceutical company specializing in Single Pills in the German market, has set the placement price for its initial public offering ("IPO") at EUR 19.00 per share.
In total, 5,290,000 ordinary bearer shares with no par value were placed with investors in the IPO. The placement comprises 2,000,000 new shares from a capital increase against cash contributions, 1,600,000 secondary shares in a base deal and 1,000,000 secondary shares from the exercise of an upsize option by the major shareholder Paragon Partners as well as 690,000 secondary shares provided by Paragon Partners in connection with an over-allotment option, corresponding to a total placement volume of EUR 101 million.
Based on the placement price, APONTIS PHARMA's market capitalization amounts to EUR 162 million post-money. Upon completion of the IPO and assuming full exercise of the greenshoe option, the expected free float will amount to 62%, which will allow for liquid trading of the Company's shares.
The existing shareholders Paragon Partners and APONTIS PHARMA'S Management will continue to hold 31% and 7%, respectively, of the Company's shares following the placement.
APONTIS PHARMA intends to use the proceeds from the issuance of the new shares of EUR 38 million to primarily pursue selected investments in the development of new Single Pills, the acceleration of the development and licensing of its existing short-term product pipeline and the expansion of its marketing and sales activities to capture further market share as well as product acquisitions.
Karlheinz Gast, CEO of APONTIS PHARMA AG: "The strong support of investors for our business model is an important testimony to our Company, our employees and the chronically ill patients who are treated with our Single Pills. It fills us with great confidence and spurs us on to continue creating added value for our patients and employees as well as investors and our Company. We will use the funds raised to bring new Single Pills to market and expand our leadership position. In this way, we contribute to the wealth-building of our society and help prevent medically avoidable, premature deaths every day."
The first day of trading of APONTIS PHARMA's shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Scale) is scheduled for 11 May 2021 under the international securities identification number (ISIN) DE000A3CMGM5 and the ticker symbol APPH. Settlement with delivery of shares is expected to take place on 12 May 2021.
Preferential allocation to the Company's board members or their relatives, or to the Company's employees or business partners did not occur.
APONTIS PHARMA AG is a leading pharmaceutical company specializing in Single Pills in Germany. Single Pills combine two to three generic active ingredients in a single dosage form. APONTIS PHARMA develops, promotes and sells a broad portfolio of Single Pills and other pharmaceutical products, with a special focus on cardiovascular diseases. Since 2013, APONTIS successfully launched several Single Pill products alone for cardiovascular indications such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and secondary prevention. With its headquarters in Monheim am Rhein, APONTIS PHARMA is located in one of Europe's leading pharmaceutical and chemical region. From here, the company maintains a broad network with research-based pharmaceutical companies and a customer target group of approx. 23,000 physicians in Germany. For additional information about APONTIS PHARMA, please visit www.apontis-pharma.de.
Paragon Partners GmbH is one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe with more than EUR 1.2 billion of equity under management. Paragon works closely with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth and operational excellence. The investment portfolio covers various industries and currently comprises 14 companies. Paragon was founded in 2004 and is based in Munich, Germany. For further information please refer to www.paragon.de.
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This publication constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy securities of APONTIS PHARMA AG. The offer is being made solely by the means of, and on the basis of, the published securities prospectus (including any supplements thereto, if any). An investment decision regarding the publicly offered securities of APONTIS PHARMA AG should only be made on the basis of the securities prospectus. The securities prospectus is available free of charge on the APONTIS PHARMA AG website.
06.05.2021 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
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