Industrivärden divests its shareholding in SSAB for SEK 2,019 million
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Industrivärden has today divested its entire holding of 44,334,933 class A shares in SSAB at a price of SEK 45.53 per class A share, corresponding to a total proceeds of SEK 2,019 million. The divestment has been made by means of an accelerated book building process addressed to institutional investors. The divested shares represent 4.3 percent of the capital and 11.8 percent of the votes in SSAB.
Commenting on the transaction, Industrivärden’s CEO Helena Stjernholm says: “Industrivärden has been a long-term and committed owner with a significant shareholding in SSAB since 1994. Within the framework of our ownership role, we have actively participated in several important development steps, such as the focusing on higher margin product areas, an increased sustainability focus and the acquisitions of the American IPSCO and the Finnish Rautaruukki. SSAB is today a leading player in special steels with a leading position in the development of fossil-free steel. In April 2018, we divested just over half of our investment in SSAB and now the remaining holding has been sold. In this way, we release capital for alternative investments.”
Morgan Stanley has acted as Sole bookrunner and Carnegie as Co-bookrunner in connection with the transaction.
Stockholm, 10 May 2021
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This announcement is directed only at: (A) persons in member states of the European Economic Area (the "EEA") who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (as amended) (the "Qualified Investors"); (B) in the United Kingdom, Qualified Investors who are persons who (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments and who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the "Order"); or (ii) who are high net worth entities falling within Article 49 of the Order; or (iii) are persons to whom it may otherwise be lawfully communicated; and (C) other persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated, (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). If you are not a Relevant Person, you will not be eligible to participate in the offering, and you should not act upon, or rely on, this announcement.
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