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By reason of the press release on 7 June 2017, announced Kinnevik AB (publ) today announced that Kinnevik Internet Lux S. à r.l. (“Kinnevik”) has completed the sale of approximately 10.9 million shares (the”Placeringsaktierna”) in Rocket Internet to SEE (the”Company”) to institutional investors through a so-called accelerated bookbuilding process (the”Transaction”). The sales price is EUR 20 per share. Placeringsaktierna corresponds to 6.6 percent of the Company’s issued share capital and constitute the entire Kinnevik’s shareholding in the Company prior to the Transaction.
Jn. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG (“Berenberg“) was the Sole Bookrunner in the Transaction. Kinnevik’s bruttoförsäljningsintäkt from the Transaction will amount to 217 MILLION. The company will not receive any revenue by reason of the Transaction. The trade date for the Transaction is June 8, 2017 and the payment is expected to be 12 June 2017.
Kinnevik’s first investment in Rocket Internet in 2009 and Kinnevik invested a total of 155 MILLION in the Company between the period 2009-2013. During the five years before the Company’s ipo in 2014 received the Kinnevik 510 MILLION in cash and in – kind dividends, and Kinnevik has now sold its entire holding for a total of 426 MILLION gross. Kinnevik’s investment and subsequent dividends and the sale represents an IRR in excess of 90 per cent, and six times the Kinnevik invested capital.
Kinnevik’s acting CEO, Joakim Andersson, commented:
“Kinnevik’s partnership with Rocket Internet has been very important to diversify Kinnevik’s investment focus and build a large and successful portfolio of companies in e-commerce, which now represents almost half of our total portfolio. Along with Avito and Zalando has Rocket Internet has been one of Kinnevik’s most profitable digital investment over the last few years. We will continue to work closely with Rocket Internet in and around those companies where we still are partners and co-investors, such as Global Fashion Group, Home24 and Westwing.”
This information is such information that Kinnevik AB (publ) is obliged to publish under the EU marknadsmissbruksförordning. The information was submitted, through the following contact person in the government, for publication on 8 June 2017, there is a 08.00 CET.
For further information, please visit www.kinnevik.com or contact:
Torun Litzén, Information and IR manager
Telephone +46 (0)8 562 000 83
Mobile +46 (0)70 762 00 83
Kinnevik is a sektorfokuserat investment company that is passionate about entrepreneurship. Together with driven founders and business leaders, we build digital konsumentbolag that offers people more and better choices. We create, invest in and lead the rapidly growing businesses in both developed and emerging markets. We believe in delivering both shareholder value and social value, and by building well-governed companies that contribute positively to society. Kinnevik was founded in 1936 by the families of Stenbeck, Klingspor and von Horn. Kinnevik’s shares are traded on Nasdaq Stockholm’s list for large cap companies under the ticker CLASS A and CLASS B.
THIS PRESS RELEASE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL, OR INVITATION OF AN OFFER TO ACQUIRE, SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES. THE SECURITIES MENTIONED HEREIN HAVE NOT, AND WILL NOT BE, REGISTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE”SECURITIES ACT“), AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO, OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF, U.S. PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT) WITHOUT BEING REGISTERED, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE IN ACCORDANCE WITH AN EXEMPTION FROM THE REGUSTERING UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR IN CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH DO NOT REQUIRE THAT THE COMPANY RECORDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE U.S. INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940 (“INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT“). THE COMPANY HAS NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT. NO PUBLIC OFFERING OF THE PLACERINGSAKTIERNA WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE UNITED STATES.
THIS PRESS RELEASE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OF SECURITIES OR INVESTMENTS FOR SALE OR INVITATION IN RESPECT OF OFFER TO ACQUIRE SECURITIES OR INVESTMENTS IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH OFFER OR INVITATION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN TO PERMIT OR ALLOW AN OFFER OF SECURITIES OR POSSESSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF THIS PRESS RELEASE IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE ANY ACTION FOR SUCH PURPOSE IS NECESSARY. PEOPLE WHO ACCESS THIS PRESS RELEASE MUST INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE SUCH RESTRICTIONS. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SUCH RESKRIKTIONER COULD CONSTITUTE A BREACH OF SECURITIES LAWS IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS.
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OF THE MEMBER STATES IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA WHICH HAS IMPLEMENTED THE PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE (EACH A “MEMBER STATE“) IS ADDRESSED TO THIS COMMUNICATION AND MAY IN THE FUTURE OFFER ONLY TO “QUALIFIED INVESTORS” ACCORDING TO PROSPEKTDIREKTIVETS DEFINITION (“QUALIFIED INVESTORS“). FOR THESE PURPOSES, THE TERM “PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE” DIRECTIVE 2003/71/EC (TOGETHER WITH ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO, INCLUDING DIRECTIVE 2010/73/EU, TO THE DEGREE THEY ARE IMPLEMENTED IN THE MEMBER STATE) AND INCLUDES ANY IMPLEMENTERINGSÅTGÄRDER IN THE RELEVANT MEMBER STATE.
IN THE UK BE TARGETED THIS PRESS RELEASE ONLY TO QUALIFIED INVESTORS (I) WHO HAVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS RELATING TO INVESTMENTS AND WHO FALL WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF “INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS” IN ARTICLE 19(5) IN THE CURRENT UK FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION) ORDER 2005 (“THE REGULATION“); OR (II) WHO FALL WITHIN ARTICLE 49(2)(A)-(D) IN THE PROVISION, AND (III) TO WHOM IT OTHERWISE LAWFULLY MAY BE COMMUNICATED.
IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSACTION IN BERENBERG (THE”MANAGER“) AND ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR GROUP COMPANIES TAKE A SHARE OF THE PLACERINGSAKTIERNA AS A POSITION AND CAN IN THIS CAPACITY FOR THEIR OWN ACCOUNT HOLD, BUY OR SELL SUCH PLACERINGSAKTIER. IN ADDITION, CAN THE MANAGER OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR GROUP COMPANIES ENTER INTO FINANCING ARRANGEMENTS AND SWAPS WITH INVESTORS IN CONNECTION WHICH THE MANAGER (OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATES) MAY FROM TIME TO TIME ACQUIRE, RETAIN OR DISPOSE OF THE PLACERINGSAKTIER. THEY DO NOT INTEND TO DISCLOSE THE EXTENT SUCH INVESTMENT OR TRANSACTION OTHERWISE THAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH LEGAL OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS.
THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCE THAT ANY SECURITIES WILL BE SOLD BY REASON OF THE TRANSACTION.
THE MANAGER IS ACTING ONLY FOR KINNEVIK AND NO ONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSACTION AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN RELATION TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR PROVIDING THE PROTECTION THAT IS PREPARED FOR THE MANAGERS ‘ CLIENTS OR FOR THE RÅDIGNING IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSACTION.