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Puchheim, Germany, February 12, 2018 | STEMMER IMAGING AG, one of Europe’s leading machine vision technology providers, has announced further details of its planned initial public offering on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Scale segment).
The final offer price and final issue volume will be determined by means of a bookbuilding process and expected to be set on February 22, 2018. The offer comprises 1,500,00 shares from a capital increase, 1,100,000 shares from the shareholdings of the sole shareholder, as well as a greenshoe option of 390,000 shares, also from a replacement of existing shares. Assuming that all the offered shares are sold (including greenshoe option), the issue volume is expected to be between EUR 96 million and EUR 108 million. Out of that, the expected gross proceeds accrued by the company amount to EUR 48 million up to EUR 54 million.
The offer period during which orders can be placed begins on February 12, 2018 and is expected to end on February 22, 2018 (at 12 noon for private investors and at 2 pm for institutional investors). The shares are planned to be listed in the Scale segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as of February 27, 2018. All the details of the offering can be found in the securities prospectus approved on February 09, 2018 by the German financial supervisory authority BaFin and available for download from the Investor Relations section of STEMMER IMAGING AG’s website.
With more than 30 years of experience and in-depth technological expertise, STEMMER IMAGING is among the pioneers of machine vision, one of the key technologies in connection with the automation of manufacturing processes and the mega trend ‘Industry 4.0’. STEMMER IMAGING’s specialization in technologically challenging tasks and applications, and the combination of innovative products from the world’s leading manufacturers, own machine vision software, and comprehensive services and consulting have enabled STEMMER IMAGING group to develop into one of the leading providers of imaging technology solutions in Europe.
The global machine vision market is characterized by double-digit annual growth on average. It offers significant potential due to the progressive digitization of all areas of life and businesses. This creates sustainable and attractive growth opportunities for STEMMER IMAGING AG.
STEMMER IMAGING AG plans to strengthen its market position in existing markets and to expand in new markets in Europe and beyond. The planned initial public offering opens up new opportunities to finance the company’s continued organic and inorganic growth as well as the further development of the service portfolio, especially expansion into new areas of application for its own machine vision software Common Vision Blox (CVB).
“We see concept and product innovations as well as expansion of the higher-value services, system design and software business as the main drivers for our targeted growth acceleration and profitability increase”, says *Christof Zollitsch, CEO of STEMMER IMAGING AG.
The offering consists of an initial public offering in the Federal Republic of Germany (the ‘public offer’) and a private placement for qualified investors in certain jurisdictions other than the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States in accordance to Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (current version) (the ‘private placement’ and together with the public offering, the ‘offering’).
Shares in STEMMER IMAGING AG have the international securities identification number (ISIN) DE000A2G9MZ9, the German securities code (WKN) A2G9MZ and the ticker symbol S9I.
Hauck & Aufhäuser is acting as sole global coordinator and sole bookrunner for the IPO.
The STEMMER IMAGING Group is one of Europe’s leading providers of machine vision technology for industrial and scientific use. With a customized combination of innovative products, expert advice and comprehensive service, STEMMER IMAGING supports its clients in handling machine vision tasks simply, securely and quickly. Experienced specialists can be contacted easily and are available to provide advice locally in 19 European countries.
Clients of STEMMER IMAGING benefit from the combination of an exceptionally wide variety of products from the world’s leading manufacturers (e.g. cameras, lenses, illumination products, machine vision systems, software) with solutions know-how gathered over many years. As well as offering the optimal, most cost-effective combination of components for specific tasks, the company attaches particular importance to the provision of solution-oriented client service, including feasibility studies, training and customer-focused support.
This announcement does not contain or constitute an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy or subscribe for securities.
This announcement is not a prospectus. Potential investors should not purchase or subscribe for any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of the information contained in the prospectus of the Company (including any supplements thereto). The prospectus has been approved by the German federal financial supervisory agency (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin). Copies of such prospectus are available free of charge at the offices at STEMMER IMAGING AG, Gutenbergstrasse 9-13 | 82178 Puchheim, Landkreis Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany, as well as, for viewing in electronic form, on the websites of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and STEMMER IMAGING AG in the Investor Relations section.
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