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Jun 2020
Joint Global Coordinator & Joint Bookrunner
SEK 400 million
Accelerated Bookbuild Offering


Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner

Kempen & Co acted as Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner in Immunovia’s capital increase via accelerated bookbuild offering of c. SEK 400 million

Transaction highlights

  • Placement of 2,948,228 shares, c. 15% of Immunovia’s outstanding share capital, at a price of SEK 135 per share, representing a discount of c. 10% to the 30-day VWAP
  • Gross proceeds amount to c. SEK 400 million, representing the largest capital increase since the Company’s IPO in 2015
  • The proceeds are expected to be used to fund the Company’s investments in an accelerated commercialization start for IMMray™ PanCan-d and for general corporate purposes
  • In addition to strong support from existing and new local investors, the Company also attracted sizeable demand from international investors thus further broadening its shareholder base
  • Kempen & Co assisted the Company with extensive investor engagement over the last twelve months, across its network spanning both Europe and the United States
  • Over the past 18 months, this transaction marks Kempen & Co’s fifth in the Nordics region, the very first in which it acted as a Global Coordinator, where it retains a strong ambition to work with innovative companies

Company description

Immunovia AB is a diagnostic company that is developing and commercializing highly accurate blood tests for the early detection of cancer and autoimmune diseases based on Immunovia's proprietary test platform called IMMray™. Tests are based on antibody biomarker microarray analysis using advanced machine-learning and bioinformatics to single-out a set of relevant biomarkers that indicate a certain disease. Thus, forming a unique “disease biomarker signature". The company was founded in 2007, based on cancer studies and ground-breaking research in the Department of Immuntechnology at Lund University and CREATE Health Cancer Center, Sweden. The first product, IMMray™ PanCan-d, is undergoing clinical evaluation in some of the world's largest clinical studies for pancreatic cancer, PanFAM-1, PanSYM-1 and PanDIA-1 and is currently entering the final validation for sales start Q4 2020. When validated, IMMray™ PanCan-d will be the first blood-based test for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer on the market, with a potential to significantly improve patient survival and outcome. Immunovia's shares (IMMNOV) are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Background Kempen & Co Life Sciences & Healthcare

Over the past year, Kempen & Co has successfully completed a large number of transactions in its Life Sciences & Healthcare franchise. Recent transactions include: Co-Manager in the USD 862 million Global Offering by argenx, Joint Bookrunner in the SEK 1,414 million Capital Increase by Oncopeptides, Co-Manager in the USD 154 million Global Offering of DBV Therapeutics, Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner in the €19.0 million Capital Increase by Sequana Medical, Lead Manager in the USD 557 million Global Offering by argenx, Co-Manager in the USD 79.2 million US Public Offering by Merus, Co-Manager in the USD 57.5 million Capital Increase by ProQR, Co-Manager in the USD 150 million Nasdaq IPO of BioNTech, Sole Bookrunner in the €9.0 million Capital Increase by MDxHealth, Co-Manager in the USD 20 million Global Offering of Celyad, Co-Manager in the USD 582 million NASDAQ IPO of Genmab, Joint Bookrunner in the €116 million Secondary Sale of Fagron shares by Waterland and Baltisse, Joint Bookrunner in the €48.7 million Rights Issue by Transgene and Joint Bookrunner in the SEK 727 million Capital Increase by Oncopeptides.

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