Scout Gaming Group completes SEK75m share issue
Fantasy sport provider Scout Gaming Group has completed two directed share issues amounting to approximately SEK 75 million ( £6.5m ).
The Share Issue was substantially oversubscribed, and the subscription price has been set to SEK 25 per share through the accelerated book building procedure, which corresponds to a 14.6 percent premium compared to the average volume-weighted price of the Company’s share on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market over the past 30 trading days. The subscription price in the Directed Share Issue has been set to the same price as in the Share Issue.
“Scout Gaming is in an intensive growth phase establishing the DFS vertical globally. We are at the same time launching many new products and markets, just recently esport had a warm welcome. I’m sure that we trough this placing can capture additional market possibilities to accelerate the growth even more rapidly. I’m very pleased to attract both new and existing institutional investors as well as sector specialists”, comments Scout’s CEO Andreas Ternström.
The reason for the deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights is mainly to raise capital in a time- and cost-efficient manner and to widen the institutional owner base. Through the Share Issue and the Directed Share Issue, Scout’s financial position will be further strengthened and enable and accelerate growth as well as a continued product development.
After the registration of the Share Issue and the Directed Share Issue, the total number of shares in the Company will amount to 20,536,654 shares. The Company’s share capital will increase with SEK 159,740.12 to SEK 1,080,876.56. The Share Issue and the Directed Share Issue entails a dilution of approximately 15 percent of the number of shares in Scout after the Share Issue and the Directed Share Issue.