Nanogate AG: Capital Increase Successfully Placed
As part of the capital increase, Nanogate AG’s share capital has been increased from EUR 4,176,180.00 by EUR 337,771.00 to EUR 4,513,951.00 by issuing 337,771 new no-par-value shares via partial utilization of the existing authorized capital against contribution in cash. The subscription rights of existing shareholders have been excluded. The new shares were privately placed with selected, qualified and long-term institutional investors at a price of EUR 42.00 per share using a fixed-price procedure. As a result of the significantly oversubscribed capital increase, the company will receive gross proceeds of issue amounting to some EUR 14.2 million. The new shares shall be entitled to a dividend from the 2017 fiscal year. Accordingly, a request will be made to enter the capital increase into the commercial register at Saarbrücken district court and to include the new shares in trading in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange’s Scale segment. With the capital measure, Nanogate AG is taking full advantage of the current authorization of the shareholders’ meeting for capital increases from authorized capital against contribution in cash with the exclusion of shareholders’ subscription rights.
Nanogate intends to finance additional technologies and capacities for its planned growth with the revenue from the capital increase. The cash inflow is also to partially contribute to refinancing the acquisition of around 80 % of the shares in Jay Plastics (now Nanogate Jay Systems), a division of Jay Industries, Inc., which was concluded in January 2017. The capital increase is being accompanied by Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers KGaA and M.M. Warburg & CO (AG & Co.) KGaA.
This publication constitutes neither an offer to sell nor an invitation to buy securities. The shares in Nanogate AG (the "Shares") may not be offered or sold in the United States or to or for the account or benefit of "U.S. persons" (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act")). No offer or sale of transferable securities is being made to the public.
Nanogate (ISIN DE000A0JKHC9) is a leading global specialist for design-oriented high-tech surfaces and components of very high optical quality. The Group employs around 1,100 people. Nanogate develops and produces design-oriented surfaces and components and enhances them with additional properties (e.g. nonstick, scratchproof, anticorrosive).
The Group has first-class references (e.g. Airbus, Audi, August Brötje, BMW, BSH Hausgeräte, Daimler, FILA, Ford, Fresenius, GM, Jaguar, Junghans, Porsche, Volkswagen). Several hundred mass production projects for customers have already been implemented successfully. The Nanogate Group is represented on both sides of the Atlantic with its own production facilities. The Group comprises Nanogate Eurogard Systems B.V., Nanogate GfO Systems AG, Nanogate Industrial Systems GmbH, Nanogate Textile & Care Systems GmbH, Nanogate Glazing Systems B.V. and Nanogate Vogler Systems GmbH, as well as majority stakes in Nanogate PD Systems GmbH and Nanogate Goletz Systems GmbH. In addition, Nanogate has a majority interest in the US company Nanogate Jay Systems LLC. It also has sales companies in the US and Turkey.
True to its slogan "A world of new surfaces," Nanogate is a long-standing innovation partner who opens up the diverse possibilities offered by new materials to companies in a wide range of industries. It aims to improve customers' products and processes and to provide environmental benefits by using multifunctional surfaces, such as those made of plastic or metal, and innovative plastic components. The Group concentrates on attractive sectors such as automotive/transport, mechanical/plant engineering, buildings/interiors and sport/leisure. As a systems provider, Nanogate offers the entire value chain: materials development for surface systems, series coating of various different substrates as well as the production and enhancement of complete plastic components. The main value drivers are the opening up of international markets, the development of new applications for the strategic growth areas Advanced Polymers (innovative plastics) and Advanced Metals (innovative metal enhancements) as well as external growth.