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Flerie carries out a directed share issue of more than SEK 600 million



13 June 2024 – The Board of Directors of Flerie AB (“Flerie” or the “Company”) has, based on the authorisation granted by the Extraordinary General Meeting on 10 June 2024, and in accordance with the Company’s press release on 11 June 2024, resolved on a directed issue of 1 200 million new ordinary shares at a subscription price of SEK 0.506 per share (the “Capital Raise”). A number of Swedish and international institutional investors, including the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, HBM Healthcare Investments, Linc AB and SEB Stiftelsen had made pre-commitments and participated in the Capital Raise.

Background and reasons

As previously announced, the reverse merger where InDex Pharmaceuticals Holding AB (publ), whose name has been changed to Flerie AB, acquired all shares in Flerie Invest AB was completed on 10 June 2024 (the “Acquisition”). The consideration for all shares in Flerie Invest AB consisted of shares in the Company (the “Consideration Shares”). The subscription price per Consideration Share was SEK 0.506, and was based on the net asset value of Flerie Invest AB and the Company’s estimated cash position (for more information, please refer to the press releases regarding the reverse merger).

The purpose of the Capital Raise, and the reasons for the deviation from the shareholders' preferential right, was to diversify the shareholder base of the Company in order to meet the liquidity requirements for a listing on, initially, the Nasdaq First North Growth Market and, subsequently, Nasdaq Stockholm (for more information, please see section “Admission to trading on Nasdaq Stockholm”), to ensure continued financing of Flerie in immediate connection to the implementation of the Acquisition, and to have flexibility to make add-on investments in current portfolio companies to accelerate their development and to improve the liquidity, as well as, strengthen the shareholder base with Swedish and international institutional investors. In light of the above, the Board of Directors of Flerie has made the assessment that a directed issue of ordinary shares with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights was the most favourable alternative for the Company to carry out the capital raise and is in the best interest of the Company’s shareholders. The Board of Directors thus considers that the reasons outweigh the main rule that new share issues are to be carried out with preferential rights for the shareholders.

The subscription price in the Capital Raise corresponds to the subscription price for the Consideration Shares, which has been subject to arm's-length negotiations with the sellers of Flerie Invest AB. Therefore, the Board of Directors of Flerie considers that the subscription price in the Capital Raise is based on market terms.

Through the Capital Raise, the Company will raise SEK 607.2 million, prior to transaction costs. Flerie intends to use the net proceeds from the Capital Raise to fulfil its capital commitments, make add-on investments in current portfolio companies to accelerate their development and to improve the liquidity.

As previously announced, a number of institutional investors, including the Company’s existing shareholders the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, HBM Healthcare Investments, Linc AB and SEB Stiftelsen, had undertaken to subscribe for new shares in the Capital Raise, and the aggregate pre-commitments received from investors amounted to approximately SEK 520 million. Those investors who have provided pre-commitments have received full allocation.

By subscribing for shares in the Capital Raise, the investors have undertaken not to utilise the right as a shareholder in the Company to request conversion of ordinary shares into shares of series C in the Company under the redemption program until 2026.

The Capital Raise entails a dilution of approximately 15.4 per cent of the number of shares and votes in the Company (calculated as the number of newly issued shares divided by the total number of shares in the Company after the Capital Raise). Through the Capital Raise, the number of shares and votes in the Company will increase by 1,200,000,000 from 6,606,640,598 to 7,806,640,598. The share capital will increase by SEK 24,000,000 from SEK 132,132,811.96 to SEK 156,132,811.96.


Flerie has undertaken towards the Joint Bookrunners, for a period of 360 days from and including 11 June 2024, not to, without Carnegie’s approval, propose or take measures that entail an increase in the share capital, new share issues and similar measures, with certain exceptions, for example in connection with acquisitions or establishment of incentive programs. Thomas Eldered’s directly and indirectly wholly-owned companies T&M Förvaltning AB and T&M Participation AB (the “Major Shareholders”), as well as Flerie's Board and management have undertaken towards the Joint Bookrunners not to, without Carnegie’s approval, sell or otherwise transfer or dispose of their shares in Flerie, subject to certain exceptions. This lock-up period will last for 360 days from completion of the Acquisition for the Major Shareholders, and 180 days from completion of the Acquisition for Flerie's Board and management.

Admission to trading on Nasdaq Stockholm

The Company intends to carry out an uplisting from the Nasdaq First North Growth Market to Nasdaq Stockholm. Provided that Nasdaq Stockholm approves the Company’s application for admission to trading, the first day of trading on Nasdaq Stockholm is planned to take place on 27 June 2024.


Carnegie was Sole Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner and DNB Markets was Joint Bookrunner in connection with the Capital Raise. Setterwalls Advokatbyrå was legal advisor to Flerie in connection with the Capital Raise. White & Case was legal advisor to Carnegie and DNB Markets in connection with the Capital Raise.

For more information:

Ted Fjällman, CEO of Flerie

Flerie in brief

Flerie is an active long-term life science investor, with a broad and diversified portfolio of innovative companies based on pioneering science. We invest in product development and commercial growth opportunities globally alongside other leading investors, focusing predominantly on private companies that are otherwise difficult to access. Flerie’s active ownership model, broad network and resources support and accelerate the development of the portfolio projects, creating value for shareholders. Flerie AB is listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market with the ticker FLERIE. Redeye is the company’s Certified Adviser. For further information please visit


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Information to distributors

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