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Jordanes Investments AS has been informed that its parent company Jordanes AS ("Jordanes" or the "Company"), the Scandinavian consumer champion is contemplating an IPO on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Jordanes has retained Carnegie, DNB Markets, Berenberg and SpareBank 1 Markets as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners in connection with the contemplated IPO. Houlihan Lokey is acting as independent financial advisor to the Company in connection with the IPO.
If market conditions are favorable, the contemplated listing is expected to take place during 2023. If executed, the contemplated listing is expected to involve Jordanes raising new equity to strengthen the company’s financial flexibility and to support growth initiatives, including further acquisitions. Jordanes Investments AS is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Jordanes.
For further information, please contact:
Stig T. Sunde, Chairman of Jordanes AS
Dag Teigland, CEO Jordanes AS
Mats Samdahl Weltz, IR and Communications
Mobile: +47 95046330
About Jordanes AS:
Jordanes is a leading Scandinavian brand house focusing on everyday products and services. With a challenger mindset, we constantly seek to improve Scandinavians’ lives by developing brands that people love.
Since our inception in 2007, we have continuously expanded our portfolio to include iconic brands such as Sørlandschips, Synnøve, Peppes Pizza and Bodylab. Our portfolio today includes more than 30 brands spanning across four complementary business areas: branded foods, international brands, fitness & beauty and casual dining.
Jordanes has more than 2 400 employees across the Scandinavian countries, the UK, and the Baltics together with 10 local production facilities in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
Our brands reach the Scandinavian consumer across all channels and occasions throughout the day, with small-ticket everyday purchases. We will continue to build a passionate and agile brand house with products that are better for the consumer and the environment.
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Any offering of Securities will be made by means of a prospectus to be published that may be obtained from the Company or selling security holder, once published, and that will contain detailed information about the Company and its management, as well as financial statements. This announcement is not a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2017/1129/EU, as amended (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State, the "Prospectus Regulation"). Investors should not subscribe for any Securities referred to in these materials except on the basis of information contained in the aforementioned prospectus. In any EEA Member State other than Norway (from the time the prospectus has been approved by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway, in its capacity as the competent authority in Norway, and published in accordance with the Prospectus Regulation as implemented in Norway) that has implemented the Prospectus Regulation, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at "qualified investors” in that Member State within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Regulation ("Qualified Investors"), i.e., only to investors to whom an offer of securities may be made without the requirement for the Company nor Jordanes Invest AS to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Regulation in such EEA Member State.
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This communication may contain certain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as "believe”, "expect”, "anticipate”, "intends”, "estimate”, "will”, "may”, "continue”, "should” and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this announcement are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors, which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond the Company’s control. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements concluded in this announcement speak only as of its date and are subject to change without notice.
This information is considered to be inside information pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to MAR article 17 and section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. This stock exchange release was published by Jørgen Gran, VP General Counsel, on 30 March 2023 at 06:47 CET.