Cash injection: Siemens Healthineers starts capital increase for Varian purchase – share sells | message
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As the company announced on Wednesday, the board of directors has resolved a capital increase against cash contributions, partially utilizing the authorized capital. The new shares will only be offered to institutional investors as part of a private placement using an accelerated placement process. The share capital of Siemens Healthineers will be increased by up to 7.5 percent by issuing new shares against cash contributions.
After the private placement, Siemens Healthineers will be subject to a lock-up obligation of 180 days. During this time, the company may not issue any further shares or financial instruments that can be converted into shares or carry out a further capital increase. The new shares are scheduled to start trading on September 8th.
The Siemens subsidiary announced in early August that it would take over Varian Medical Systems Inc at a price of around 16.4 billion US dollars. Siemens Healthineers is planning mixed financing from debt and equity for the purchase. Bridge financing should initially be provided by Siemens Finance B.V. respectively. Siemens Finance had granted the bridge facility – now, with the expected net issue proceeds from the capital increase, part of the amount made available under this bridge facility will be replaced, explained Siemens Healthineers. Healthineers went public in 2018.
After the trading hours, Siemens Healthineers shares lost 2.53 percent to 36.94 euros via Tradegate.
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