The board of directors in Heliospectra resolves on a partially secured rights issue of approximately SEK 26.2 million

Gothenburg, Sweden, March 13, 2023, at 21:05

The board of directors in Heliospectra AB ("Heliospectra" or the "Company") has today resolved to carry out a partially secured rights issue of shares of approximately SEK 26.2 million (the "Rights Issue"). The subscription price has been set to SEK 1.39 per share. Those who on the record date are registered as shareholders in Heliospectra receive one (1) subscription right in the Rights Issue for each share owned on the record date. Seventeen (17) subscription rights grant in its turn the right to subscribe for three (3) newly issued shares in the Rights Issue. The Company has received subscription commitments from the four largest shareholders in the Company, Weland Stål AB, Weland Värdepapper AB, Corespring New Technology AB, and Agartha AB (the ”Main Owners”), corresponding to their pro rata stakes in the Rights Issue, corresponding to a total of approximately SEK 20.1 million, equalling approximately 76.8 percent of the Rights Issue.



Background and motif

In 2022, Heliospectra shifted its focus and strategy to become a producer of smart LED lighting primarily for the European greenhouse market and through resellers in North America. In line with that strategy, the Company completed several innovation projects throughout the year, including an updated version of the light control system helioCORE™, the wireless connector Adelphi, the company's new commercial LED lighting platform MITRA, and during the first quarter of 2023 the Company launched the MITRA Flex with a flexible far-red spectrum. The new wireless system solution offers significant benefits to growers, including increased quality, decreased production time, and considerable energy savings. Growers can reduce their energy costs by up to 30% on top of the 35% already saved by switching to LED from old high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights.

During the first quarter of 2023, the Company has begun to launch and introduce the new smart lighting system and product portfolio on the market. The capital from the rights issue will go towards launching the new system solution on the European market and expanding the company's sales and application team in Western Europe. In addition, part of the capital will also cover strategic innovation projects such as the further development of the company's fully controllable lighting platforms ELIXIA and DYNA, which have long been market leaders in the Agtech market.

The Rights Issue

Those who on the record date, 21 March 2023, are registered in the share register of Heliospectra as shareholders will receive one (1) subscription right for each share held in the Company. Seventeen (17) subscription rights entitle the holder to subscription of three (3) new shares. In addition, investors are offered to subscribe for shares without subscription rights. The subscription price is SEK 1.39 per share, which means that Heliospectra will receive proceeds of approximately SEK 26.2 million, provided that the Rights Issue is fully subscribed.

Provided that the Rights Issue is fully subscribed, the number of shares in Heliospectra will increase by 18,802,848 from 106,549,474 to 125,352,322, and the share capital will increase by a maximum of SEK 1,880,284.80, from SEK 10,654,947.40 to SEK 12,535,232.20. Shareholders who choose not to participate in the Rights Issue will have their ownership diluted by up to 15 percent through the Rights Issue (based on the total outstanding shares after the Rights Issue). These shareholders however can compensate themselves financially for the dilution effect by selling their subscription rights received.

Subscription- and guarantee commitments

Heliospectra has received subscription commitments from Weland Stål AB, Weland Värdepapper AB, Corespring New Technology AB, and Agartha AB, amounting to a total of approximately SEK 20.1 million, corresponding to approximately 76.8 percent of the Rights Issue. The commitments are equal to the Main Owners’ pro rata stake in the Rights Issue. The subscription commitments are not secured by bank guarantees, escrow funds, pledges, or similar arrangements. No remuneration is paid for the subscription commitments. 

Indicative time plan

The following time plan for the Rights Issue is preliminary and subject to change.

Last day of trading in shares including right to receive subscription rights 17 March 2023
First day of trading in shares excluding right to receive subscription rights 20 March 2023
Record date in the Rights Issue 21 March 2023
Trading in subscription rights 23 March – 3 April 2023
Publication of information memorandum No later than 22 March 2023
Subscription period 23 March – 6 April 2023
Trading in paid subscribed shares (BTAs) 23 March 2023 until registration of the Rights Issue
Announcement of the preliminary outcome in the Rights Issue Planned to 12 April 2023


MAQS Advokatbyrå is legal adviser to the Company in connection with the Rights Issue and Nordic Issuing AB acts as issue institute.

For More Information:

Rebecca Nordin, Head of IR at Heliospectra | +46 (0)72 536 8116 |

This information is such information that Heliospectra AB (publ) is obligated to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014. The information was submitted, through the agency of the contact person above, for publication on 13 March 2023, 21:05 CET.

Heliospectra AB (publ) (Nasdaq First North Growth Market: HELIO) was founded in 2006 in Sweden by plant scientists and biologists with one vision – to make crop production more intelligent and resource-efficient. Today, with customers across six continents, Heliospectra is the global leader in innovative horticulture lighting technology, custom light control systems and specialized services for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments. Designed by growers for growers, Heliospectra builds customized LED lighting strategies and controls to automate production schedules, forecast yields and monitor crop health and performance with real-time data and response, to deliver the light plants love and the consistent results growers need. 

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Company HELIO is listed at Nasdaq First North Growth Market with Redeye AB as Certified Adviser.  

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