EQS-News: BAUER Aktiengesellschaft / Key word(s): Capital Increase
BAUER Aktiengesellschaft: BAUER AG achieves net proceeds of around EUR 100.8 million from successful capital increase with subscription rights
16.03.2023 / 15:54 CET/CEST
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Schrobenhausen, Germany – As part of the subscription offer that ended according to schedule on March 15, 2023, and the subsequent placement of new shares not subscribed by shareholders, BAUER Aktiengesellschaft was able to place 16,945,697 new shares against cash contribution and thus almost in full.
BAUER Aktiengesellschaft receives gross proceeds of around EUR 101.7 million from the capital increase through the issue of new shares in exchange for cash contributions. Net proceeds from the capital increase of approximately EUR 100.8 million will be used for the repayment of financial liabilities and thereby serve to increase the equity ratio.
SD Thesaurus GmbH, Munich, which had undertaken to acquire all new shares that were not purchased by company shareholders within the scope of their subscription rights at the purchase price, up to a maximum total amount of EUR 70 million, was issued 12,000,000 new shares. SD Thesaurus GmbH thus acquires shares amounting to 27.9% of the company’s share capital.
Doblinger Beteiligung GmbH, Munich, acquires 2,900,000 new shares as part of the capital increase, which means that its share in the company’s share capital, taking into account the shareholding already existing, is reduced to 24.9 %.
After the capital increase, the Bauer family holds 21.8% of the company’s share capital.
“We are thrilled that it was possible to implement the capital increase nearly in full. I would like to thank all participating shareholders and investors for their trust,” says Peter Hingott, CFO of BAUER AG. “With this step, we have laid a crucial foundation for the future and we are able to considerably improve our balance sheet situation again.”
With recording of the execution of the capital increase in the Commercial Register, which is anticipated by Thursday, March 23, 2023, the total number of shares issued in the company will increase to 43.037.478 shares. It is expected that the new shares will be included in the existing listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and that they will be delivered to investors on Thursday, March 30, 2023, but no earlier than on the first stock exchange trading day following their admission to trading.
The BAUER Group is a leading provider of services, equipment and products related to ground and groundwater. Bauer operates a worldwide network on all continents. The operations are divided into three future-oriented segments with a high potential for synergy: Construction, Equipment and Resources. Bauer profits greatly from the collaboration between its three separate business divisions, enabling the Group to position itself as an innovative and highly specialized provider of products and services for demanding projects in specialist foundation engineering works and related markets. Bauer therefore offers appropriate solutions for the world’s major challenges, such as urbanization, growing infrastructure needs, the environment, and water. The BAUER Group was founded in 1790 and is based in Schrobenhausen, Bavaria. In 2021, it employed some 12,000 people and achieved total Group revenues of EUR 1.5 billion. BAUER Aktiengesellschaft is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the German stock market. More information can be found at www.bauer.de. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube!
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