AKASOL AG sets offer price at EUR 48.50 per share
Darmstadt, June 27, 2018 – AKASOL AG (“AKASOL”; ISIN DE000A2JNWZ9), a leading German manufacturer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for buses, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles, industrial vehicles, marine and stationary applications, has set the offer price for its initial public offering at EUR 48.50 per share.
In total, 2,433,041 shares in AKASOL have been placed with investors, constituting 2,061,856 newly issued shares from a capital increase and 371,185 existing shares from the holdings of the selling shareholders, including 221,185 shares to cover the over-allotment (“Greenshoe Option“). Assuming a full exercise of the Greenshoe Option, total gross proceeds will amount to approx. EUR 118 million of which approx. EUR 100 million are proceeds for AKASOL raised in the capital increase. Furthermore, assuming full exercise of the Greenshoe Option, the free float will amount to approx. 40.1%. Trading in the shares on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is expected to commence on June 29, 2018. The securities identification number (WKN) is A2JNWZ, the international securities identification number (ISIN) is DE000A2JNWZ9 and the trading symbol is ASL.
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AKASOL is a leading German manufacturer of high-performance lithium-ion battery systems for buses, commercial vehicles, rail vehicles, industrial vehicles, marine and stationary applications. Building on nearly 30 years of experience, AKASOL is a pioneer in developing, testing and manufacturing certified battery systems for the commercial transport sector. Based in Germany, AKASOL operates a facility in Langen with an annual capacity of up to 300 MWh which is planned to be expanded to 600 MWh by 2020. To AKASOL’s knowledge, this is Europe’s largest production plant for commercial vehicle lithium-ion battery systems, currently capable of producing high-performance battery systems for up to 1,500 fully electric buses or up to 6,000 commercial vehicles per year, depending on battery size. AKASOL’s systems are manufactured to the industry standards demanded by leading OEM clients. Current clients include Daimler, a Swedish bus and truck manufacturer, Alstom, Bombardier, Rolls-Royce Power Systems (MTU Friedrichshafen) and Medatech. AKASOL boasts a technology-independent product portfolio. This allows the Company to choose the best battery cells and battery chemistry according to the clients’ individual needs.
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